Size: 27.4 x 13.5 x 9.2mm
As allied armies advanced through Europe, the armoured bulldozer was found to be too slow and there was a need for a well-armoured, obstacle clearing vehicle that was fast enough to keep up with tank formations.
This need was met by the Centaur Bulldozer; a Centaur tank with the turret removed and a bulldozer blade fitted.
These special tanks were designed in light of problems that more standard tanks experienced during the amphibious Dieppe Raid, so that the new models would be able to overcome the problems of the planned Invasion of Normandy in June 1944. They played a major part on the Commonwealth beaches during the D-Day landings and afterwards during the liberation of Europe in 1944-1945.