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Inside the Tanks: The Centurion


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Community #1 Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:06 PM

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Join Richard "The_Challenger" Cutland as he puts another magnificent machine in the spotlight - this time, it's the British Centurion!

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Bigzetas #2 Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:19 PM

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Guys is it possible make an episode about AMX 50 at Saumur? :(

Hokum15 #3 Posted 02 June 2016 - 06:07 PM

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I don't believe the FV4202 ever mounted a 120mm, only the 20pounder and the 105mm. Also the gun on the FV4202 currently is a 20 pounder not a 105mm and it isn't even mounted as the trunnion pins are missing. Also the Hull isn't a standard Centurion hull it's shorter in both height and length and the driver was in a reclined position.  

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_not_so_nice_ #4 Posted 02 June 2016 - 06:28 PM

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Just a couple of things,

First, WARGAMING WHERE IS MY CHIEFTAIN?

No wait thats all... 



lewisdawson1 #5 Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:50 PM

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View PostHokum15, on 02 June 2016 - 06:07 PM, said:

I don't believe the FV4202 ever mounted a 120mm, only the 20pounder and the 105mm. Also the gun on the FV4202 currently is a 20 pounder not a 105mm and it isn't even mounted as the trunnion pins are missing. Also the Hull isn't a standard Centurion hull it's shorter in both height and length and the driver was in a reclined position.  

The FV4202 did mount a 120mm. In fact the 4202 was the test bed for the 4201 in many ways including the mounting of a 120mm and it shared a lot of the features like: Reclined drivers position, mantles turret. You'll also notice the bearing similarity of the chieftain prototype to the FV4202, especially in the track covers and mudguard area. They're practically the same. The conquer was also a large inspiration of the FV201.

 

Here's the very early proto chieftain:

http://i.imgur.com/PB5LZmF.jpg

 

 



Hokum15 #6 Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:54 PM

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View Postlewisdawson1, on 02 June 2016 - 06:50 PM, said:

The FV4202 did mount a 120mm. In fact the 4202 was the test bed for the 4201 in many ways including the mounting of a 120mm and it shared a lot of the features like: Reclined drivers position, mantles turret. You'll also notice the bearing similarity of the chieftain prototype to the FV4202, especially in the track covers and mudguard area. They're practically the same. The conquer was also a large inspiration of the FV201.

 

Here's the very early proto chieftain:

http://i.imgur.com/PB5LZmF.jpg

 

 

 

Interesting, as only the 105mm is mentioned in the the Centurion book, which has a lengthy section on the FV4202. Also interesting as the 120mm's breach wouldn't fit inside the FV4202 turret

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__TheHound__ #7 Posted 03 June 2016 - 06:46 AM

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I would really really prefer Nicholas The Chieftain Moran to go in depth on a such important tank as the Centurion in a more entertaining and informative video (btw, why don't you post his recent M3 Grant video?). Richard's videos are just... watching him being driven around the track... kinda meh. However, still better than those from the past.

 

+ pls introduce the bloody Chieftain into the game already!


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Herman_der_German #8 Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:33 AM

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LOLed at the delay from when Cutland stopped taking to when the driver got the message to move off.  Benny Hill music needed for the conservation hall section.  Another big LOL at the end when he walked off it was such a awkward moment.  It's really good that you got Peter Serafinowicz to do the video in the classic Look Around You style.

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"Come with me!"

I lol'd pretty hard! xD



wsatnutter #10 Posted 03 June 2016 - 01:34 PM

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Great video challenger see you at tankfest 

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