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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3513
ROF Centurion Diecast Model
RAAC 1st Armoured Rgt, Vietnam, 1971

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
ROF Centurion   3.75"   1.75"

Australia had ordered the Centurion tank in 1949 but due to the Korean War these tanks weren't available until 1952. By 1961 the Australian Centurions had been upgraded to Mk.5 standards and in 1967 they began another upgrade that saw the introduction of the infrared night vision system. The RAAC sent 3 Centurion M.5s to Vietnam between 1968 and 1971 to provide armored support for its ground troops. One of the tanks was 169039 called "Pussy Eater" assigned to C Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment of the RAAC (Royal Australian Armoured Corps).

ROF Centurion

Delivered in 1949, the British Centurion Tank was also purchased by the Australian Army and the armed forces of many other nations. The Centurion first entered combat in 1950 during the Korean War. Its standard 105mm L7 main gun was supplemented by a heavy caliber anti-aircraft gun, a coaxial gun and ananti-infantry gun. Powered by a V12 Rolls Royce Meteor petrol engine and weighing in at over 50 tons, the Centurion's road speed was an impressive 34 Kilometers per hour. Its success was primarily due to its thick armor—equal to the heaviest infantry tanks—and cross-country performance superior to even the early cruiser tanks.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale Centurion tank is constructed with a blend of diecast metal and plastic, with plastic used to achieve maximum detail and a discreet internal weight added for a heavy feel. The 360 degree rotating turret is made from finely detailed plastic and has a pivoting metal cannon. Side-mounted equipment storage boxes, spare track, smoke grenade launchers and machine gun are separately attached. The lower portion of the hull is constructed in metal, and the plastic top portion features a detailed front driver's hatch and side-mounted tools. The unique externally-mounted Horstmann suspension is clearly seen inside the tracks and on the bottom of the model.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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