By Simon Dunstan
This book details all the variants of the Centurion, also covering the specialised variants last used by the British in the Gulf War.
From 1943 the British started on the design of a tank that bore distinct similarities to the German Panther tank. Designed as a Universal Tank, the design emerged in mid-1945 as the Centurion. It was last used in action by the British Army in 1991 during the Gulf War. It has also seen action with the Israeli Defence Forces, the Indian Army in the wars with Pakistan and the Australian Army in Vietnam.