Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
A41 - Prototype Model Designation
A41 (20mm) - Prototype fitted with 20mm Polsten cannon in coaxial position.
A41 (Besa) - Prototype fitted with Besa tank machine gun.
Centurion Mk 1 - Initial Production Model Designation; 17-pdr main gun
Centurion Mk 1A - Improved V-12 diesel engine
Centurion Mk 1B
Centurion Mk 2 - 17-pdr main gun; improved armor protection; cast turret.
Centurion Mk 2 ARV - Armored Recovery Vehicle; spade at hull rear; winch for 31 ton pull capacity.
Centurion Mk 3 - 20-pdr main gun; first South African Export (1953) model
Centurion Mk 4 - Proposed close-support model; fitted with CS 95mm gun.
Centurion Mk 5 - Upgraded to 105mm L7 main gun; upgraded South African model; 12.7mm machine guns at coaxial and commander positions.
Centurion Mk 5/1 (FV4011) - Improved Armor Protection
Centurion Mk 5/2 - 105mm main gun
Centurion Mk 5A - South African model with updated V-12 engine.
Centurion Mk 5 AVRE 165 (FV4003) - Armored Vehicle Royal Engineers; fitted with 165mm demolition gun.
Centurion Mk 5 Bulldozer - Combat Engineer Vehicle with dozer blade.
Centurion Mk 5 Bridgelayer (FV4002)
Centurion Mk 6 - Based on Mk 5; upgunned; improved armor.
Centurion Mk 6/1 - Based on Mk 6; fitted with IR equipment.
Centurion Mk 6/2 - Based on Mk 6/1; fitted with ranging machine gun.
Centurion Mk 7 (FV4007) - Revised engine compartment.
Centurion Mk 7/1 (FV4012) - Improved Armor
Centurion Mk 7/2 - Upgunned Version
Centurion Mk 8 - Redesigned barrel base and commander's cupola.
Centurion Mk 8/1 - Improved Armor
Centurion Mk 8/2 - Upgunned Version
Centurion Mk 9 (FV4015) - Based on Mk 7 Model; upgunned and improved armor.
Centurion Mk 9/1 - IR equipment
Centurion Mk 9/2 - Fitted with ranging machine gun
Centurion Mk 10 (FV4017) - Based on the Centurion Mk 8 model; additional armor protection; 105mm L7 main gun.
Centurion Mk 10/1 - IR equipment
Centurion Mk 10/2 - Based on the Centurion Mk 10 but with a ranging machine gun.
Centurion Mk 11 - Based on Mk 6 model but with ranging machine gun and IR equipment.
Centurion Mk 12 - Based on Mk 9 model but with ranging machine gun and IR equipment.
Centurion Mk 12 AVRE 105 - Forward Artillery Observation Vehicle modified for AVRE.
Centurion Mk 13 - Based on Mk 10 model but with ranging machine gun and IR equipment.
FV4013 Centurion ARV Mk I - Armored Recovery Vehicle
FV4006 Centurion ARV Mk II - Armored Recovery Vehicle with noticeable superstructure added.
Centurion AVRE 105 - Assault Vehicle Royal Engineers; combat engineer model fitted with 105mm demolition gun.
Centurion AVRE 165 - Combat Engineer Model fitted with 165mm demolition gun.
Centurion AVLB - Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge
FV4002 Centurion Bridgelayer
FV4018 Centurion BARV - Beach Armored Recovery Vehicle
FV4016 Centurion ARK - Armored Ramp Carrier
FV3802 - Proposed Self-Propelled Gun System; fitted with 25-pdr main gun; never produced.
FV3805 - Proposed Self-Propelled Gun System; fitted with 5.5" main gun; never produced.
FV4004 "Conway" - Proposed Self-Propelled Gun System based on the Centurion Mk 3; fitted with 120mm L1 main gun; single production example.
FV4005 - Proposed Self-Propelled Gun System fitted with 180mm main gun with auto-loader.
FV4202 40-ton Centurion - Developmental Model
FV4010 - Heavy Tank Destroyer (anti-tank missile launcher platform)
Centurion (Low Profile) - Fitted with Teledyne low-profile turret system.
Centurion (MMWR Target) - Radar Target Tank
Centurion "Marksman" - Fitted with Marksman anti-aircraft turret system.
Centurion Ark ( FV4016) - Assault Gap Crossing Equipment Model.
Tariq - Jordanian Version
Olifant Semel - South African Model fitted with 810hp engine; appearing in 1974.
Olifant Mk 1- South African modified version featuring upgraded engine (750hp) and suspension; appearing in 1978.
Olifant Mk 1A - South African upgraded version with locally produced 105mm L7 main gun; appearing in 1985.
Olifant Mk 1B - South African rebuild model as an improved Oliphant Mk 1A; improved suspension; additional armor; V-12 950hp diesel engine; digital fire control system with laser rangefinder; appearing in 1991.
Olifant 2 - South African version featuring 120mm LIW GT-8 rifled or smooth-bore main gun; improved fire control system.
Sho't Meteor - Fitted with original Meteor V-12 petrol engine; based on Centurion Mk 5 models.
Sho't - Israeli rebuild models; fitted with Teledyne Continental AVDS-1790-2A diesel engine; increased speed and range; 105mm main gun; increased ammunition; covers Kal Alef, Bet, Gimel and Dalet models.
Nagmashot -Israeli modified Centurion for personnel carrier role.
Nagmachon -Israeli modified Centurion for personnel carrier role.
Nakpadon -Israeli modified Centurion for personnel carrier role.
Puma - Israeli Combat Engineer Vehicle
Eshel ha-Yarden - Israeli Multiple Rocket Launch System; single prototype example.
Tempest - Singapore Model developed with Israeli assistance
Stridsvagn 81 - Swedish Centurion Mk 3; 20-pdr main gun.
Stridsvagn 101 - Swedish Centurion Mk 10; 105mm main gun.
Stridsvagn 101R - Swedish Centurion Mk 10 with laser rangefinder.
Stridsvagn 102 - Swedish Centurion Mk 3 with 105mm main gun.
Stridsvagn 102R - Swedish Centurion Mk 3 with laser rangefinder.
Stridsvagn 104 - Swedish Centurion Mk 3 with laser rangefinder and diesel engine.
Stridsvagn 105 - Prototype Swedish Centurion Mk 3 with revised suspension.
Stridsvagn 106 - Proposed Swedish Centurion Mk 10 with revised suspension.
Bargningsbandvagn 81 - Swedish Centurion ARV