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Centurion Tank in profile
Giclee print on archival paper
Size as requested by customer

"The Centurion Tank was the outstanding British tank of the post-1945 era serving with several countries including Australia.

Designed during the Second World War, it arrived too late to see service during that conflict but went on to serve admirably in the Korean War with Commonwealth Forces and again in the Vietnam War with the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.

Whilst the conflict was a jungle war, the tank proved remarkably successful in supporting ground forces in the close terrain, but was more successful in more open terrain.

The Centurion came into its own during the Battles of Coral and Balmoral in 1968 where they provided sterling service to the ATF troops fighting off the Viet Cong and NVA troops infiltrating towards Saigon. The image below is of Ken McFadyen's The Breakout showing Centurions in Vietnam.

THE BREAKOUT  by Ken McFadyen
Official Army Art Collection. (Held by 1 Armd Regt)







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Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.