Land Rover Centaur Half-Track

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Relicts of Centaur Half-Track number 6 being based on a Land Rover V8 Stage 1 vehicle, using tracks from a Scorpion light tank. Exhibited at the Dunsfold Collection 2006 open day, Dunsfold, Surrey, England, UK. --- No releases available. Automotive trademarks are the property of the trademark holder, authorization may be needed for some uses. --- Information: Half-track vehicle being based on the Land Rover V8 Stage 1 vehicle, incorporating tracks from the Scorpion light tank. Vehicle History: The Centaur was developed by Laird between 1978 and 1984. It uses shortened versions of the Alvis Scorpion tank [CVR(T)] running gear for the tracks and the rest of the vehicle is stage 1 leaf sprung Land Rover. It weighs almost 4 tonnes (3880kg) unladen, almost 7 tonnes (6970kg) fully laden and has a maximum speed of approx 50 mph. The attempt to marry a good road vehicle with a good track system works surprisingly well, but the Centaur never went into production and the project was stopped in 1984 after eight prototypes were built, of which one used a 110 front half. In February 2005, the remains of Prototype number 6 were re-discovered at Taji, north of Baghdad, Iraq. It has since been rescued by the British Army's Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (R.E.M.E.) for restoration..
Relicts of Centaur Half-Track number 6 being based on a Land Rover V8 Stage 1 vehicle, using tracks from a Scorpion light tank. Exhibited at the Dunsfold Collection 2006 open day, Dunsfold, Surrey, England, UK. --- No releases available. Automotive trademarks are the property of the trademark holder, authorization may be needed for some uses. --- Information: Half-track vehicle being based on the Land Rover V8 Stage 1 vehicle, incorporating tracks from the Scorpion light tank. Vehicle...
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