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1:35 IDF Shot Centurion Mk. 5 & 5/1 Early Type 1967 - AFV CLUB

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The Centurion was the primary British Army main battle tank of the post-World War II period. Introduced in 1945, it is widely considered to be one of the most successful post-war tank designs, remaining in production into the 1960s, and seeing combat in the front lines into the 1980s. The chassis was also adapted for several other roles, and these have remained in service to this day. It was a very popular tank with good armour, maneuverability, and gun. 

Israel's formerly British Centurions were first delivered in 1959. Differing varieties of the Centurion were bought by Israel over the years from many different countries or captured in combat. Following their acquisition the Israelis quickly up-graded the tanks with British 105 mm L7 instead of the original 20-pounder main gun and renamed them Sho't ("scourge" or "whip"). When the Six-day War broke out in 1967, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had 293 Centurion / Sho't tanks that were ready for combat out of a total of 385 tanks. 

THE KIT:

  • New tooled specified parts for Israel Defense Force version
  • Workable suspension with metal springs
  • Clear parts for vision blocks and periscopes system
  • Rubber outer rim tires
  • Photo-etched parts included