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QuakeRiley Jun 10 2013, 7:48pm says:

"About 200 units were converted by Robinson and Kershaw Ltd in Cheshire."
Nice to know we converted these beauts locally, fair design too. Don't change what isn't broken as they say and not enough tank destroyers in the Cold War either.

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Jun 10 2013, 7:49pm says:

How effective was this?

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QuakeRiley Jun 10 2013, 7:52pm replied:

N/A. Had the same fate of most post-WWII and early Cold War hardware, pretty much never used by the creators. Sold a lot of them off to Middle Eastern nations.

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Sakura Matou Jun 10 2013, 7:53pm replied:

Ah ok I see.

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The Charioteer officially known as FV4101 Cromwell Heavy AT Gun and FV4101 Tank Medium, Charioteer was a British armoured fighting vehicle. It was produced in the 1950s as a self-propelled anti-tank gun to add firepower to units serving in West Germany by mounting a 20 pdr (84mm) gun on a Cromwell tank chassis.

In the early 1950s, in an attempt to give extra firepower to the Territorial Army units of the Royal Armoured Corps, some Cromwell tanks received a 20 pounder gun (the same as used by the Centurion) in a new but lightly armoured two-man turret. The resulting vehicle was designated as the FV 4101 Charioteer tank destroyer. About 200 units were converted by Robinson and Kershaw Ltd in Cheshire.

Type Tank destroyer
Place of origin United Kingdom
Service history
In service -
Used by British Army
Wars Operation Litani
Lebanese civil war
Production history
Manufacturer Robinson and Kershaw Ltd, Cheshire
Number built 442
armament Ordnance QF 20 pounder
Suspension Improved Christie

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