Designed by Vickers in 1936 and built
for the purpose of replacing the aging Medium Mark 1 and 2. It was to incorporate the best
features of the cancelled A6 project. This tank was in active service from 1938 to 1941.
The Close Support (C.S.) version mounted a 3.7" howitzer in place of the 2 pounder
main gun. The Germans were known to have used a few captured Mark 1 C.S. tanks in North
Africa as late as 1942.
The development of the Centurion Main Battle Tank began in 1943
the British Army asked for a new cruiser tank equipped with
at least a
17-pounder gun. They wanted a fast tank that, even though
armored, would perform well in cross-country travel.
Prototypes of the new tank, known as the A-41, were built and sent
to Germany in 1945, but the war ended before they saw combat
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