Centurion Mk2 Conversion

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This 1/35th scale resin accessory set allows the detailing of the drivers position inside AFV Club Centurion kits. The all resin set designed by Rob Tearle includes side and rear bulkheads, drivers seat, controls and fittings and is suitable for all early marks of Centurion up to Mk-5. A detailed replacement roof panel is also included


The Centurion ARV Mk-1 was designed in 1951 at the REME workshops in Aldershot as an urgent requirement for the Korean War campaign to support and replace the aging and slow Churchill ARV Mk-2. Production ran from 1951 to 1957 with approximately 180 conversions completed, all of which were on Centurion “Long” Mk-1 hulls. This ARV served with the British Army until 1959, and some examples served with New Zealand, Australian, Jordanian and Israeli forces.This 1/35th scale resin


This comprehensive 1/35th scale conversion set in resin and etched Brass with decals was designed by Derek Hansen and converts the AFV Club Centurion kit* to depict one of the first production Mk-I (A41*) vehicles. Following on from the 1945 ‘Operation Sentry’ trials Centurion went into series production with the Mk-I, and this conversion represents a standard production vehicle

This set provides the parts and materials to convert an AFV Club Centurion (most versions*) to a Mk2 with the early long hull. This set does not include the AFV Club donor kit, this must be purchased separately.

After successful troop trials during and after ‘OP SENTRY’ with Centurion A41, further recommendations were made that culminated in the Mk2 with one piece cast turret incorporating the 17pdr Gun. This turret and its stowage arrangement gave the shape of what was to become one of the most successful and widely exported tanks.

The turret had a raised lip with gutter slots on both sides and the hatch arrangement for the loader was later rotated some 160 degrees for the Mk5. The BESA Coaxial machine gun was used that was later replaced with the Browning .30cal MG in the Mk5. The gunners sight was also of the earlier style without the glass shield and wiper of the Mk5.

The master model by Rob Tearle and Derek Hansen contains super-detailed turret and hull fittings, comprehensive and easy to fit etched brass, turned aluminium gun barrel and full colour decals with an easy to follow colour instruction manual for assembly. Based on the AFV club Centurion as a donor kit this great value set builds up to an accurate and unique model of the early stage of Centurion development.

Cam net stowage is provided along with cable drum and smoke discharger mountings for the turret sides, and an etched brass set includes bin padlocks, rear track-guards, drivers visor, wading fittings and other small details.

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