5RAR Tiger Logo armour in support of 5RAR

 
Australian Mk V centurion tank after the battle of Binh Ba Mk V Centurion Tank 1st Armoured Regiment

 This 50-ton Centurion tank from A troop of B Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment was in support of 5RAR during the Battle of Binh Ba on 6-8 June 1969. The tanks and APCs (from B Squadron 3 Cavalry Regiment) were crucial to the success of 5RARís decisive victory over a battalion of 33 North Vietnamese Army Regiment that had attacked and occupied the villages of Binh Ba and Duc Trung on Route 2 to the north of the Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy Province.

This tank is pictured here on the morning of 7 June 1969 in the rubber plantation to the south west of Binh Ba after having just assisted B and D Companies of 5RAR to repulse an early-morning attempt by a company of NVA troops from entering the village.

 

 

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