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The Centurion was the British Army's first standard post-World War Two main battle tank. It first saw combat in the Korean War, and was used by a number of armed forces in many engagements over the next thirty years. Many different variants were produced, and many remain in service to this day.
The author charts the development and service of the Centurion from its inception right up to the present day. The Centurion was continually improved with more powerful guns and other refinements, and all its versions are fully described, as are the armoured recovery vehicles and armoured engineers vehicles that were developed from the basic design. The Centurion's export success is covered in detail, as is its combat service throughout the world.