Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle Mk.2

The Centurion ARV Mk.2 was the standard British Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) from 1956 onwards, replacing the venerable Churchill ARV Mk.II (UK86). Most Centurion ARV Mk 2's used the hulls of former gun tanks or tugs, but some were newly built as ARVs. Used by Australia, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as the UK.

  • SKU: UK318
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The Centurion ARV Mk.2 was the standard British Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) from 1956 onwards, replacing the venerable Churchill ARV Mk.II (UK86). Still operational during the Gulf War of 1990/91, some took part in conflict with the final vehicle leaving service in 1995. It is widely regarded as the best ARV of it’s era. Most of these ARV’s were based on earlier marks of gun tanks which resulted in two distinct versions. The ‘long’ hull type which was based on Centurion Mk.1's and Mk.2's and the ‘short’ hull type which was based on Centurion Mk.3 or Mk.5. Most of the 300 plus produced, including the export versions, were short hull vehicles and our model is based on this version. The Centurion Mk II ARV consisted of a basic tank hull with a box-like superstructure in place of the turret. This accommodated the winch and a separate winch engine, a 160hp Rolls Royce B80. The winch engine powered a generator providing electric power to the winch. The cable emerged from the back of the winch housing and a rear mounted spade gave stability whilst winching. Developed as the FV 4006, the Centurion ARV Mk.2 first production vehicles were completed by Vickers in 1956.. Most Mk 2's used the hulls of former gun tanks or tugs, but some were newly built as ARVs. Used by Australia, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as the United Kingdom.

    • Weight
      123 g
    • SKU
      UK318
  • Manufacturer
    Milicast
  • Unit of Sale
    Single Unit
  • Assembly Status
    Unassembled Kit
  • Age Level
    17 Years & Up
  • Skill Level
    3 – Intermediate
  • Theme
    Militaria

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All Goods remain the property of Milicast Model Company until paid for in full. Goods may only be returned by prior arrangement at the recipients' expense. Delivery and insurance charges are non-refundable. Claims for damaged/missing items should be made within seven days of receipt.

Any products purchased 'second hand’, (without proof of direct Milicast Model Company supply, or supply from an Milicast Model Company approved dealer, shop or agent), or any products part assembled or part worked on in any way, are not covered by this returns policy. Under these circumstances no returns will be accepted, however we may quote for the supply of parts to restore the product to full inventory.

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