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    Centurion Vs T54/55

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    Centurion (UK) Vs T54/55 (RUS)

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    Centurion Vs T54/55

    Post  2ndTankie on Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:48 am

    Would the British Centurion beat the Russian advance of T54/55's?

    Each equipped with rifled guns 105 and 100mm respectively. The "Cent" packed the mighty L7 gun renown for its accuracy and penetrating power. While only 5mm smaller the Russian D10T gun was a far more primitive weapon, Which lacked that punch of the L7.

    Could heavier thicker armour combined with superior crews hold of and defeat the Fast and agile T55 which holds records of its own as the most manufactured tank in the world? Estimates are anywhere between 86'000 and 100'000 Tanks made.

    Cast your vote and explain your choice.

    Re: Centurion Vs T54/55

    Post  TankNutDave on Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:48 pm

    In a straight fight, the Centurion could easily take out the T-54/55 no questions asked. How ever tank warfare during WW2 showed that how ever advanced a tank can be, superior numbers of inferior tanks (despite taking higher losses) can defeat those superior tanks in lower numbers.

    We would have run out of shells and tanks before the Russians would have. Though this may not be the same case on the modern battlefield with the introduction of new composite & ERA found on tanks today.

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    Post  M1A2AbramsSEP on Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:34 pm

    Centurion without a doubt. Better Armor better gun better crews better tank. and unlike the German tanks it was built in farely large numbers (although not enough to stand up to 95,000 T-55s)
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    Post  Bisley_Bob on Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:53 am

    Nice video Dave. If 2 Israeli Cents can take out 150 T-62s then I think one could quite easily take out a T-54/55! Cent gets my vote!

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    Post  2ndTankie on Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:36 am

    i agree with BisleyBob stick some tankies in a Cent and ill make a Cent Vs Abrams poll ! lol

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    Post  TankNutDave on Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:01 pm

    Also worth knowing, the L7 105mm cannon in the Centurion was also mounted on the Merkava Mk 1 and in the 1982 war, a Merkava Mk 1 was able to penetrate the Syrian's T-72's frontal armour and cooked off the ammo, leaving the T-72 to burn.
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    Re: Centurion Vs T54/55

    Post  Bisley_Bob on Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:23 pm

    Sucks to be Syrian eh!

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