Standard British produced Centurion ARV Mk-2 vehicles were modified by the Australian Army (RAEME) for use in South Vietnam from 1968 to 1971. The basic ARV's had trackguards re-worked, fittings removed and protection added to allow the vehicles to operate in dense jungle. Extensive crew protection armour was added to the hull rear, and ACAV armour shields and additional weapons fitted for the commander and operator, hence the Australian Army South Vietnam (AASVN) designation.
This very comprehensive 1/35th scale resin conversion converts 1/35th scale AFV Club Centurion tank kits* to depict one of the AASVN modified 'short' hull ARV's Mk-2, and features full recovery equipment, cables, rear anchor spade, spade frame jib and all standard stowage, bumper bar, snatch blocks and gun planks. All the AASVN modifications outlined above are also provided along with comprehensive ammunition and jerry can stowage.
Two extensive etched brass detail sets are included for the extra AASVN plate armour and shields and the standard ARV mesh stowage trays, and many other fine details. A set of full colour AASVN decals with marking options for several vehicles is also included. Brass main winch cable and towing cables are also included with resin end fittings. The conversion can also be enhanced with other AA details which are shown below as related products. Pictures of the painted model show AA track and wheels.