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CEBARV

Beach armored recovery vehicle

CEBARV

The CEBARV is certainly among the most unusual elements in the British arsenal

 
 
Entered service ?
Crew 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 40 t
Length 8 m
Width 3.4 m
Height 3.45 m
Armament
Main gun -
Machine guns -
Mobility
Engine Meteor Mk 6
Engine power 650 hp
Maximum road speed 33 km/h
Range 400 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Fording 2.9 m

 

   CEBARV, the Centurion Beach Armored Recovery Vehicle, is the only recovery vehicle in service in the United Kingdom in the amphibious role. It was developed from the Centurion main battle tank with a prefabricated turret to enable it to ford up to depths of 2.9 m. The main tasks of the CEBARV are to recover drowned or broken vehicles; to push off beached landing craft using its built-in special nose block; and to provide a breakwater for small craft and men operating in the water. The CEBARV will be replaced by the Future Beach Recovery Vehicle (FBRV) for the UK's Royal Marines, and it has now been delivered to the UK by prime contractor Hagglunds Moelv of Norway. The FBRV is based on a German Krauss-Maffei Webmann Leopard 1 main battle tank chassis especially modified for the new mission. It will replace the current Centurion Beach Armored Recovery Vehicle, which was based on a Centurion Mk 3 main battle tank chassis. The FBRV will be used for a wide range of roles including unbeaching, unbroaching and anchoring of landing craft as well as the recovery of drowned vehicles. In addition, it will provide a lee for recovery and diving operations. The beach recovery vehicle is certainly among the most unusual elements in the British arsenal.

 

Video of the CEBARV beach recovery vehicle

 
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