|Engine Power (hp)||600|
|Speed Limit (km/h)||40|
|Standard Shell Penetration (mm)||126 - 170|
|Standard Shell Damage||120 - 200|
|Rate of Fire (rounds/min)||12.4|
Development of the Centurion started in 1943. The vehicle was designed as a "universal tank" to replace existing infantry and cruiser tanks. The Centurion was the first British vehicle that featured sloped armor plates. The tank entered service in 1947. A total of 100 vehicles of this series were manufactured from 1945 through 1946.