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Ebay - Centurion - Rapier crane

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 10:52 am
by Tarland
This has appeared on Ebay:


Can anyone identify the NCK-Rapier crane that has been added to the Centurion hull? It has a telescopic boom and the 12tonne rating. Possibly not a Rapier but thats whats in the Ebay ad

A Google search generally turns up conventional Rapier crawler cranes (NCK tookover Rapier and Ransome).

Apparently the crane was used at the Shoeburyness test range.

Over at the HMVF forum there is a thread which includes other Tank Hull/Crane hybrids (These have NCK-Rapier cranes):

Re: Ebay - Centurion - Rapier crane

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:47 pm
by Tarland
Further photos added. Crane is in fact a Coles. The whole job appears to be cobbled together.

The Tank hull is in facy from a Centurion AVRE that served in the 1st Gulf war.