Centurion Sho't Meteor - Israeli MBT

The Centurion was commissioned in 1943 to provide a new 40 ton heavy cruiser tank capable of withstanding a direct hit from the German 88mm. Originally armed with the 17 Pounder, later variants were upgunned to the 105mm L7 rifled gun. The Sho't Meteor was an Israeli designation for the 105mm L7 armed Centurion with Sho't meaning "Whip" and Meteor referring to the original Rolls Royce petrol engine. The Sho't tank served during the Six Day war in 1967 and Yom Kippur war in 1973.