FV4004 – Tank, Heavy Gun, 120 mm Gun, Conway

United Kingdom (1950) Heavy Gun Tank – 3 Prototypes Built In the early years of the Cold War, Western powers felt somewhat outmatched and outgunned by the Red Army of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). With its display at the 1945 Berlin Victory Parade, the Soviet IS-3 heavy tank sent a chill down…

FV4005 – Heavy Anti-Tank, SP, No. 1 “Centaur”

United Kingdom (1950-1957) Heavy Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 3 Built (1 Stage 1, 2 Stage 2) In the late 1940s, the British War Office (WO) was concerned that – after the debut of the IS-3 in 1945 – the Soviet Union would continue to develop heavily armored tanks. As such, the War Office filed a…

Chieftain Casement Test Rig (CTR) SPG

United Kingdom (1972) Self-Propelled Gun – 1 Prototype Built The Chieftain CTR ‘Jagdchieftain’ This prototype British Cold War self-propelled gun has received the popular nickname of the ‘Jagdchieftain’ because of its similarity to the WW2 German Jagdpanther anti-tank self-propelled gun (SPG). Its correct designation is the Chieftain Casement Test Rig (CTR). This is the name…

FV3805

United Kingdom (1956) Self-Propelled Gun – 2 Prototypes Built The Design The vehicle itself started back in the late 1950’s based upon the idea of using the hull of a Centurion tank and fitted with a BL 5.5 inch QF field gun (140mm howitzer) in a built up casemate on the hull. The idea was…