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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Cruiser Mk VIII (Centaur OP)
(also known as Centaur)


Scale Drawing not yet available

Armour Details


 Front 76mm@0(76.0mm)
 Side  63mm@0(63.0mm)
 Rear  57mm@0(57.0mm)
 Top  20mm@81(20.0mm)


 Front 63mm@0(63.0mm)
 Side  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Rear  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Top  20mm@90(20.0mm)


 Front 57mm@0(57.0mm)
 Side  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Rear  32mm@0(32.0mm)
 Top  20mm@90(20.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 76 (mm) - Minimum 20 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1942 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  27.5 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 6.4 (mtr)
Width 2.92 (mtr)
Height 2.49 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 27 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 14 (mph)
Range Road 165 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 395
Power/Weight 14.36 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Cruiser Mk VIII (Centaur OP)also known as Centaur was a cruiser tank used by the british between 1942 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.92 metres wide, 6.4 metres long, 2.49 metres high and weighed 27.5 tonnes.

Powered by a 395hp petrol engine the Cruiser Mk VIII (Centaur OP) was capable of a road speed of 27mph and a cross country speed of 14mph. The Cruiser Mk VIII (Centaur OP) had a road range of 165 miles

Based on the centaur chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun.

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