Centurion Mk5 | Armorama™

Here we get a look at one of Vespid Models latest releases in the form of a Centurion Mk5 in 1/72nd scale.

This is partial text from the full article (usually with photos) at https://armorama.com/news/centurion-mk5
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Re the markings choice, surely they are all from 4RTR, presumably “D” Squadron? Time period 1960’s. The Cent is a Mk5/1.

What I mean is it is not clear to someone without back ground knowledge. If specific information had been included with the finishing options then detail is precise.

Technically it should have the extra glacis armour for a mk5/1

Just going by the “Chinese Eye” I’d say yes.
At any rate, Niederneuendorfer Allee is indeed in Berlin. It borders the Spandauer Forest in the British Sector.

The tanks are all those from the 4th RTR squadron (comapny) stationed in Berlin in 1961; just remember the Wall went up in August and all Allied units were on high alert. This was a fraught time folks! In October the same year the Soviets had detonated the most powerful thermonuclear device ever.

The very box art represents one of the Centurion tanks deployed on an alert exercise in November 1961. Photo (filched from the www) below:

As an afternote, enjoy 1961:


Nice video. And indeed the Cent with the type A 20 pounder had an uparmored glacis.