Did IDF deploy the Centurion tank with the Rolls Royce Meteor engine at the Golan Heights in 1973

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Did IDF deploy the Centurion tank with the Rolls Royce Meteor engine at the Golan Heights in 1973

Joined: September 26th, 2017, 12:51 pm

June 18th, 2018, 1:18 pm #1

I'm hoping to get sufficient information to model a 1/35 scale Centurion which defended the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur war? The AFV 1967 Centurion kit contains the Meteor engine parts. Their  1973 version is currently not available.
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Joined: September 6th, 2006, 5:15 pm

June 18th, 2018, 5:25 pm #2

To the best of my admittedly limited knowledge, the IDF had completed the Continental AVDS upgrade by the time of the Yom Kippur war.
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Joined: June 23rd, 2018, 10:55 pm

June 25th, 2018, 9:44 pm #3

Yes.  The modifications were about half done when the 73 war occurred.  You can tell the difference by the 50cal on the turret, the lack of protected lights, and the exhaust stacks on the rear fenders.  I too am using that kit for a Golan Heights model, so I have done the research and gathered quite a few pics.

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Joined: September 26th, 2017, 12:51 pm

June 28th, 2018, 1:04 am #4

Fencer which kit are you using 1967 or 1973?
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Joined: June 23rd, 2018, 10:55 pm

June 28th, 2018, 10:06 pm #5

AFV CLUB AF35159 IDF Shot Centurion Marsk 5 & 5/1 1967 Early Type.
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