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Late model Centurion engine deck details, looking for photos
August 19 2012 at 8:37 AM
(Login eliljegren) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 22.214.171.124
I'm building an Indian Centurion mk 7. I'm looking for photos of the rear decks of the late-model Centurion (mks 7-8-9-12), particularly:
* The fuel filler caps. There are two on the front part of the engine deck, one on the rear part near the hinges and one on the rear extension. Photos of a Strv 101 (a mk 11 but the rear extension and filler caps are similar) on Prime Portal were helpful.
* The "pagodas" on the engine deck. I'm going to build these from plastic strip as in the mk 12 AVRE build in the Constructive Comments forum. Any help with dimensions is appreciated.
* The gun depression rails on the sides of the engine decks. These look like a new design not included in AFV Club's kit even though some appear to have the late ones in the kit. I haven't quite figured these out yet.
There doesn't seem to be many photo of these vehicles on-line, I've looked for photos of these marks, Swiss Panzer 57 and Swedish Strv 101. My books have few photo as well, most focus on the mk3-5 and the upgrades applied to them. I have the Tank Museum plans packs for the mk7/8 but the drawings with dimensions aren't detailled enough, same for an old issue of Military Modelling on modelling a mk 11.
Any help is appreciated.
PS. I'm interested in the use of mk 6's in South Arabia in 1964-65 as well.