ADF early 60's
somewhere near Woomera in the South Australian desert....
Woomera was where the poms were testing H bombs
and they wanted to see the effect on a tank.
"hey aussie, can we borra one of yours...?
Post explosion- moved the tank 4 meters back and blew open or the engine covers
otherwise no structural damage!
the next series of pictures is dragging it out of the desert
Diamond T in the outback
What a diorama....whos your daddy!
Now the story gets really interesting....
a few years later there was a tiny little conflict just North of Australia which had a bit of interest around the globe...it was in a country called Vietnam
LBJ convinced Australia ( plus a few other countries) that it was under threat and they needed to support USA in their fight against C.
so the aussies sentt up a some troops supported by armour
23 or 33 Centurians- am sure some rivet counter will know how many
Of course we never had too many to spare downunder so....
Centurian 169401 was one of the machines sent up
In Bush in Vietnam
rare color shot on Da Nang highway
BET IT STILL GLOWS AT NIGHT TOO...!