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Centurion tanks from 1 Armoured Regiment prior to the Battle of Binh Ba Battle of Binh Ba

Centurion tanks from the Australian 1 Armoured Regiment awaiting orders to move forward on the assault with elements from 5RAR.

The battle raged over two days with the Australians defeating the 1st Battalion 33rd Regiment NVA and clearing the village of Binh Ba.

Initially it was thought that the heavy Centurions would be too heavy for the topography of South Vietnam, but they proved themselves time and time again, particularly against entrenched VC and NVA in deep bunker systems.

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