The Centurion Rumbles On - War and Peace by Colin J Williams Photography

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Taken at a War and Peace day out with fellow Redbubblers Mike and Andy

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The Centurion was the primary British main battle tank of the post World War II period, and was a successful tank design, with upgrades, for many decades. The chassis was also adapted for several other roles.

Manufacture of the Centurion began in January 1945, and six prototypes arrived in Belgium soon after the war in Europe ended in May 1945.1 The Centurion served in more wars than any other western tank.[citation needed] It first entered combat with British forces in the Korean War in 1950, in support of the UN forces. The Centurion later served in the Indo-Pakistani wars of 1965 and 1971, successfully fighting US supplied Pakistani M47s, then with the Royal Australian Armoured Corps in Vietnam. It was sold to Israel who used Centurions in 1967, 1973, and during the 1975 and 1982 invasions of Lebanon. It became one of the most widely used tank designs, equipping armies around the world, with some still in service until the 1990s. As recently as the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict the Israel Defense Forces employed heavily modified Centurions as armoured personnel carriers and combat engineering vehicles.

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    THESE ARE SO COOOOOOOL, Colin … I so love the dust that gets kicked up … and the clarity of the tank out in front of it!!!!!!!! Like you’ve added a natural texture!!!!!

  • Thanks Lois, just kept shooting away, and one will turn out good ! It was so dusty, a fire truck was used to hose down the arena ! Glad u like it !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 4 years ago
    A rolling beauty!!!! Bill
  • Cheers Bill, makes a change from planes !! Check out Andy and Mikes shots too !

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  • Tony Dewey
    Tony Deweyabout 4 years ago

    Nice shot Arrowman, the dust adds to the effect.

  • Thanks Tony, managed to frame the centurion in front of it`s dst cloud !

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  • NinaF
    NinaFabout 4 years ago

    The dust cloud really makes the tank stand out , great capture

  • Thanks Nina

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  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 4 years ago

    Great capture! Were spectators able to take ride arounds in the tanks?

  • No alas not, the kids in the tanks were the offspring of the owners, thay could have dressed up in authentic gear !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • Thanks for vieving !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonabout 4 years ago

    Nice of the kid to share his toy with the adults!

  • I agree , cheers Bruce !

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  • stevealder
    stevealderabout 4 years ago

    Hi Colin. Really like this one……excellent image of the drama and action. Regards, Steve

  • thanks Steve !

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 4 years ago

    Great series of shots Colin – so beautifully clear

  • Thanks Chris !

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  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 4 years ago

    What a great capture. Looks like everyone was having lots of fun.

  • Thanks, it was a great day !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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