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Military Briefs No.3 - Australian Centurions in Vietnam By Shane Lovell


>ISBN 0-9577586-2-6

76 pages, A4 soft cover, saddle stitched containing over 106 photographs plus many figures, appendices and one page of 1/35 scale drawings of the Australian Centurion modifications.  The book also has four pages in full colour including markings artwork.  Written by Shane Lovell who is a long time military modeller and avid researcher.  The images in the book have been generously provided by Vietnam Veterans.

The book delivers the first new information on Centurion Tanks since Simon Dunstan's book in 1980.  The book covers Centurions as used by Australian 1st Armoured Regiment in each of its tours in 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971.  It has a tank walkaround of the hull, turret and a general walk around.  There are list of registration numbers and the changing callsigns of tanks on each tour.  Markings and callsigns are well covered. A full description of all modifications made to Australian Centurions are covered in detail.

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Topics covered include:

  • History of the Australian Purchase
  • Camouflage and markings
  • Crew uniform and weapons
  • In-depth explanation of Vietnam modifications
  • Walkaround of the hull and turret
  • Walkaround of the ARV
  • Vehicle registration numbers and callsigns
  • Centurions during each of 4 squadron tours of duty in Vietnam
  • Six appendices

All enquiries are welcome and can be directed to or to the mailing address below.  All costs are in Australian Dollars and preferred payment by overseas patrons is by credit card or international bank draft on an Australian bank such as Commonwealth Bank, ANZ bank or, Westpac.

Other payment methods are available.                              How to order.

The book delivered within Australia is $35.00 including postage and GST.   Overseas orders cost $Aust 45.00 including airmail postage.  Airmail to countries outside Australia can take between 7-10 days (UK / USA)

Reviews on the net: Perth Military Modelling site, Tracklink Canada

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