5RAR Tiger Logo Armour in support of 5RAR during the Vietnam War

 
Centurian Mark 5 Tank in support of 5RAR Vietnam War MK V Centurian Tank
in Support of 5RAR

This was Australia's battle tank During the Vietnam War.  This photograph was taken whilst in support of B Company during the battalion's 2nd Tour.

Weighing 50 tons it was initially thought the tank would be too heavy for the jungles in the Republic of South Vietnam, but the tank stood the test and the men of 1st Armoured Regiment fought many courageous battles and supported 5RAR on many occasions and in particular, during the Battle of Binh Ba.

 

 

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