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    Default Request - Centurion AVRE 105 Info

    Does anyone have any good pics of the British Centurion AVRE 105 (not 165mm), that they can share? Also, I heard a report that the Centurion AVRE 105s employed during Desert Storm used US 105mm APFSDS ammo...which may have made them the most powerful British tanks used during the war (over the Challengers).

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    A video not stills, but may be helpfull.

    This AVRE they are restoring was actually used during Desert storm attached to US units. It's an interesting story too as they find a letter inside the tank written by a crew member that he never sent, and they reunite the writer with his letter and his old tank. I think it's the vehicle ur asking about but I am no expert.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J2MCexHovQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian1964 View Post
    A video not stills, but may be helpfull.

    This AVRE they are restoring was actually used during Desert storm attached to US units. It's an interesting story too as they find a letter inside the tank written by a crew member that he never sent, and they reunite the writer with his letter and his old tank. I think it's the vehicle ur asking about but I am no expert.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J2MCexHovQ
    Thanks for the link...unfortunately, that is the version armed with the 165mm gun...not the 105mm gun.

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    After the 165 debacle I have tried to find some 105 piccys with not much luck, did find this thread where it states the 105 did not go to desert storm/ op granby

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/iraq-kuwait-o...ion-avres.html

    A few piccys

    http://leicestermodellers.weebly.com...re-32-aer.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian1964 View Post
    After the 165 debacle I have tried to find some 105 piccys with not much luck, did find this thread where it states the 105 did not go to desert storm/ op granby

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/iraq-kuwait-o...ion-avres.html

    A few piccys

    http://leicestermodellers.weebly.com...re-32-aer.html
    ian1964; thanks for the info and pics!

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