|Vehicle Type||Medium Tank|
|Origin & Designer||Britain/Vickers, Leyland & Royal Ordnance Factories|
|Numbers Produced||15 (A41) 5|
|Crew||4 (Commander Gunner, Loader & Driver)|
|Main Armament||Out of the 20 produced:|
15 = 1 x OQF 17 pdr L/55 Mk. VI Gun.
5 = OQF 77 pdr L/55 Mk. II Gun.
|Elevation||-15° to +45°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (Powered)|
|Gun Sight||No. 43 ML Mk. II|
|Secondary Armament||Out of the 20 produced:|
10 x 2 x 20mm L/72.4 Polsten Cannon.
10 x 2 x 7.92mm Besa Machine Guns.
|Smoke Discharger||2 x 6in Smoke Mortars|
|Ammunition Carried||70 x 76.2mm & 960 x 20mm or 3.375 x 7.92mm Rounds + 12 x Smoke Rounds|
|Combat Weight||48.770 kg|
|Radio||No. 19 Set|
|Armour||Hull Front: 76mm.|
Hull Sides: 51mm.
Hull Rear: 38mm.
Hull Top: 29mm.
Hull Bottom: 17mm.
Gun Mantlet: 152mm.
Turret Front: 127mm (152mm A41S).
Turret Sides: 76mm.
Turret Rear: 76mm.
Turret Top: 25mm.
|Engine||Rolls Royce Meteor IV (Petrol)|
|Transmission||5 Forward & 2 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||192 km|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||[@maximum_cross_country_range]|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||34 kph|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||24 kph|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Notes||The first in a long line of successful Centurion’s was the Mk.I, the first 15 had the same 17 pdr gun that was used on the Firefly and were known as A41s, the last five had the same 77mm that was mounted on the Comet and these were known as the A41S. The first 10 had a coaxially fired 20mm cannon with the final ten having a 7.92mm Besa, the suspension system was the Horstmann, which was easier to maintain in the field. The first six produced were sent for field trials in Europe but the war ended before they began.|