All things Centurion:-
Those first pics were proper defense cutsAll things Centurion:-
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Does anyone know what was the camouflage colours of those Canadian Cent's on the rail flats?
Photos I've seen my old Regt in the 60s, they were a nice gloss green. What you said about two tone paint, that's the reason I asked, the contrast was so great, I would have been surprised if it was black/green.This guy has a few colour photos from the same time period, but the Cents appear to be plain green in the 60s and green/black in the 70s.
Harold A. Skaarup, author of Shelldrake
The Cents in the photo above seem to have a high-contrast two tone scheme, perhaps sand and green or something. I suppose that they could be green/black, and the contrast is just an effect of the light and/or semigloss paint finish.
You knew you were driving it, what with the manual gearbox and that BFO clutch pedal that needed to be stamped on with both feet...My late brother-in-law who did his national service as a tank driver in the Israeli Army and was caught up in the 6 day war always maintained that of all the tanks he drove, the Centurion coped the best in sandy conditions.