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Centurion tank Dutch army
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No: 294   Contributor: Rene Boot   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Vickers-Armstrong   Country: The Netherlands
Centurion tank Dutch army

A Centurion tank which was in service with the Royal Dutch army.
Picture added on 20 June 2009 at 17:18
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When were Centurions withdrawn from the Royal Dutch Army, and what has replaced them?

Added by Chris Hall Teesside. on 13 July 2009.
Replacement was the Leopard 1.
The first Centurions are withdrawn in oktober 1969 this is the date that the first Leopard 1 came into service.

Added by Rick Verkruissen on 14 July 2009.
Thanks for the info Rick. Do you know if these Centurions come from the British Army, and where did they go after withdraw?

Added by Chris Hall Teesside. on 14 July 2009.
Chris

The centurions 618 in total, were bought directly from the manufacturer with the Mutual Defense Assistance Program. Some of the centurions are preserved, I believe that the most of the centurions were used as shooting targets.

Added by Rick Verkruissen on 15 July 2009.
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