Centurion's first kill in Korea.

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Centurion's first kill in Korea.

Postby Hoosier » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:59 pm

Talk about an irony...
'anyone recall the Centurions' first tank vs tank action in the Korean War?
--Tim

HINT: It was NOT a North Korean T-34/85.

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Re: Centurion's first kill in Korea.

Postby Hoosier » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:41 pm

First kill was a captured Cromwell in service with the North Koreans.
I could tell it was just 'killing' you guys to know the answer.
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Re: Centurion's first kill in Korea.

Postby Ricky » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:50 am

I didn't realise we even sent Cromwells to Korea
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Re: Centurion's first kill in Korea.

Postby Hoosier » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:49 pm

The Cromwell VII served with the Reconnaissance Troop, 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars--Spring '51.
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In Feb, Captain George Strachan, 8th Hussars, was on patrol in his Centurion, Caughoo, south of the Han when he spotted a tank sticking its nose out of a tunnel across the (kilometer wide) Han River. He fired and destroyed it at a distance of 3000 yards. (Believed to be a world record at the time) It was later discovered that the tank was one of the Cromwells that the Chinese had recovered from Cooperforce.


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