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Centurion Mk 5 AVRE
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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 03:40 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly shares with us a walk around of the Centurion Mk 5 AVRE on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 04:55 AM UTC
Excellent submittal.
I wasn't prepared to see equipment from the first Gulf War in museums already, but it has been almost 20 years. That would have been my war, had I gone into the service, so I note that one with keen interest.
An awesome piece of equipment, demolition gun and dozer blade.
thanks for sharing!
-Sean.
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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 05:23 AM UTC
Such a nice arrangement of clear, sharp photos! Thanks for all the hard work taking them and downloading them!


- Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 06:34 AM UTC
Your welcome Guys. I remember seeing an interview with one of the crew on a restoration project no far from where I live. Despite it's age it trundled on past some of the more modern armour that had broken down lol lol. Venerable old vehicle indeed.

Al
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 12:53 AM UTC
hi
well i use to look after that AVRE at Duxford . for almost six years as well as drive them for real in the ARMY.. including this one
this is 11BA46 and was the most photographed AVRE in gulf war 2 it use to have two flags flying and it had a slogan on the gun barrel. it has not been driven since i left Duxford.
it is a shame its has been left to rot. it use to be a good runner as well .
Ossie
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 06:33 AM UTC
Hi Ossie,

Yip, trouble with displaying any vehicle in the elements unfortunately.

Lets hope they ahve enough sesne to rotate it around.

They have a lot of great stuff at Duxford but need a new or additional building to display it properly and some decent lighting lol, lol.

Al