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The Centaur Cruiser tank(A.27(L))

Centaur Cruiser Tank (A.27.)

Name Centaur I Centaur II Centaur III Centaur IV
Type Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser
          
Production Date  November 1942    October 1943 November 1943
         
Crew 5 5 5 5
(In turret) 3 3 3 3
         
Length 20'-9” 20'-9” 21'-4” 20'-9”
Width 9'-6” 9'-6” 9'-6” 9'-6”
Height 7'-9” 7'-9” 7'-9” 7'-9”
         
Weight 21.15 21.15 21.15 27.75
Ground pressure 14.2 13.32 14.2 15.1
Ground clearance 1'-4” 1'-4” 1'-4” 1'-4”
         
Track type Webbed & Studded Webbed & Studded Webbed & Studded Webbed & Studded
No per track 126 114 126 126
Weight of one Track 2285 2600 2285 2285
Track width 14” 15.5” 14” 14”
          
Engine Nuffield Liberty Nuffield Liberty Nuffield Liberty Nuffield Liberty
B.H.P/Ton 14.2 14.2 14.2 13.8
Max road speed 27.3 27.3 27.3 27.3
Average road speed 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.2
Cross Country Speed 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5
Gear box type Z5 Constant Mesh Z5 Constant Mesh Z5 Constant Mesh Z5 Constant Mesh
Gears 5 Forward 1 Reverse 5 Forward 1 Reverse 5 Forward 1 Reverse 5 Forward 1 Reverse
         
         
Fuel consumption (road) – MPG 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.44
Fuel consumption (cross country) 0.63 0.63 0.63 0.63
Petrol 116 116 116 116
Auxiliary capacity - - - -
Radius of action (road) 167 167 167 167
Radius of action (cross country) 73 73 73 73
Trench Crossing N/F N/F N/F N/F
Vertical obstacle N/F N/F N/F N/F
Fording height 4'-5” 4'-5” 4'-5” 4'-5”
Gradient N/F N/F N/F N/F
         
Main Armament 6 Pounder 6 Pounder 75mm 95mm
Ammunition 64 64 64 51
Secondary Armament 2x Besa 7.92 2x Besa 7.92 2x Besa 7.92 2x Besa 7.92
Ammunition 4950 4950 4950 4950
Transverse type Hand & Hydraulic Hand & Hydraulic Hand & Hydraulic Hand & Hydraulic
Max elevation 20 20 20 20
Max depression 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5
Turret Ring Size 57.2 57.2 57.2 57.2
Optics No.39 No.39 No.50 x 3 No.50 x 3

 

Armour Configurations Type A  Type B Type C
       
Lower Hull Nose 57(I.T.80) 57(I.T.80) 57(I.T.80)
Upper Hull Nose 20(I.T.80) 25(I.T.80) 25(I.T.80)
Hull Front 64(I.T.80) 64(I.T.80) 64(I.T.80)
Hull Sides Upper 25(I.T.80) + 14(I.T.110) 25(I.T.80) + 14(I.T.110) 29(I.T.80) + 14(I.T.110)
Hull Sides Lower 25(I.T.80) + 14(I.T.110) 25(I.T.80) + 14(I.T.110) 32(I.T.80) + 14(I.T.110)
Hull Rear Lower 32(I.T.80) 32(I.T.80) 32(I.T.80)
Hull Rear Upper 38(I.T.80) 38(I.T.80) 25(I.T.80)
Hull Roof (Front) 20(I.T.80) 20(I.T.80) 20(I.T.80)
Engine Deck 14(I.T.80) 14(I.T.80) 14(I.T.80)
Hull Floor Front (Turret Rear forward) 8(I.T.100)+6.35(I.T.110) 8(I.T.100)+6.35(I.T.110) 8(I.T.100)+6.35(I.T.110)
Hull Floor Rear 6.35(I.T.110) 6.35(I.T.110) 6.35(I.T.110)
       
Turret Front 64(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110) 64(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110) 64(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110)
Turret Roof (Front) 20(I.T.80) 20(I.T.80) 20(I.T.80)
Turret Roof (Rear) 20(I.T.80) 20(I.T.80) 20(I.T.80)
Turret Sides 51(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110) 51(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110) 51(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110)
Turret Rear 44(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110) 44(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110) 44(I.T.80)+12.7(I.T.110)
Turret Floor 19(I.T.110) 19(I.T.110) 19(I.T.110)

Production of Centaur Tanks by year(UK Only)

  1942 1943 1944 1945(End of May)
Centaur 2 1260 497 -
(Of which 6pdr) 2 1018   -
(Of which 75mm) - 177   -
(Of which 95mm) - 65   -
Centaur O.P. - 192 159 -
Centaur Polsten - - 100 -
Centaur Bulldozer - - 1 176

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