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Thanks to this great website, I've got a head start in finding references for Aussie Cent Mk 5/1s at the Battle of Binh Ba, Vietnam, 1969. I've bought Shane Lovell's definitive book and got John Myszka's Mouse House Enterprises decals for 4 Troop. The AWM film of Binh Ba on YouTube has a tantalising shot of ARN 169007 showing the centurion helmet marking on the turret and there are other photos of the same tank and ARN 169077 around. My problem is that all the copies I've seen have been very low resolution and the detail is difficult to make out.
Could I ask if anyone could point me to sources of photos of these vehicles? I've been right through Col Filtness' wonderful website and found some but I know there are more out there. Thanks for any help you can offer.
I'm starting with the AFV Club model with all the Firestorm and Mouse House add ons and the Eduard photoetch. Once that is done, I'll be using the kit as a pattern for finishing an Armortek one sixth scale Cent, which is their latest and finest offering.
I served briefly with the RAAC as a British exchange officer and this is my tribute to the Aussie tank crews who servied in Vietnam.
Afraid I don't have much in the way of original references on SVN Cents, and they were well and truly out of service when I began Officer training at Pucka in 82.
Try a post on the forum at Aussiemodeller.com as there are several blokes well schooled in the way of the Cent. If you haven't already done so, the photos on the Australian War Memorial's on line database may be handy also.
Exchange Officer? I went in the other direction, sort of, to the Brigade of Gurkhas in Hong Kong. Loved riding in Saracens through the streets of Kowloon, and still have my Kukri!.