Tank, Medium Gun, FV221 Caernarvon

United Kingdom (1953) Medium Gun Tank – 11 Built In 1949, the British Armed Forces were subjected to a ‘financial blizzard’ that swept through the military procurement. As usual, it was driven by the Treasury in an effort to save money. One of the casualties of this storm of cuts was the Army’s newest tank,…

Tank, Heavy No. 1, 120 mm Gun, FV214 Conqueror

United Kingdom (1953) Heavy Gun Tank – Approximately 180 Built On September 7th, 1945, military heads of the Western Powers were horrified by what they saw rumbling towards them along the Charlottenburger Chaussee in central Berlin during the 1945 Victory Parade celebrating the end of the Second World War. During that parade, the increasingly threatening…

FV4007 Centurion

United Kingdom (1945) Main Battle Tank – 4,423 Built Too late for WW2 The Centurion was simultaneously the last of the cruiser type and the first main battle tank. It was one of the most influential design in history, the embodiment of Darwinian evolution in solid cast steel, summed up in a few years of…