Centurion Mark V/1 tanks of C Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment, Royal Australian Armoured Corps ...

Unit 1 Australian Task Force Vietnam
Place Asia: Vietnam, Bien Hoa Province, Fire Support Base Coral
Accession Number P01768.010
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour
Physical description Colour
Maker Ahern, Neil James
Place made Vietnam: Bien Hoa Province, Fire Support Base Coral
Date made May 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

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Description

Centurion Mark V/1 tanks of C Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment, Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC), taking up position on the perimeter of Fire Support Base (FSB) Coral, shortly after their arrival at the Base. These tanks were a welcome sight to the defenders of FSB Coral, as the base had been under sustained attack from a regiment of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) for several days.