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Swiss Pz 61 Main Battle Tank


These images are of a rare Swiss tank dating from the 1970's. Up to the 1950's, Switzerland relied on imported tanks to furnish their army, but the Federal Engineering Works were commissioned to design on of their own and the 61 is the result. Mounting the same 105mm L7 main gun as used in British Centurion tanks of the same period, it also has a 7.5mm coaxial machine gun, and another 7.5mm anti-aircraft mount on the turret crew position. This particular tank is shown demonstrating at the Muckleburgh Collection's live tank display.


The Muckleburgh Collection, Norfolk, England, Summer 2003.

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