Centurion Tank at Base Borden in Ontario


Centurion Tank DSCN9655 by William J. Gibson, the Canuckshutterer

one of many tanks on display at the grounds in the area near to the Military Museum at Base Borden located west of Barrie, Ontario

The Centurion, introduced in 1945, was the primary British main battle tank of the post-World War IIperiod. It was a successful tank design, with upgrades, for many decades. Operated by Canada.  Replaced by Leopard C1. Many of the tanks were sold to Israel which converted them to diesel. Some are still in use as variants.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion_tank

 

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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