Meteor Mk IVB Engine; factory overhauled power pack with accessories
Unique opportunity for British tank owners, Engine collectors but also for the Merlin enthusiast.
BAIV recently discovered a limited quantity of brand new factory overhauled Rolls Royce V12 Meteor tank engines in their original unopened crates. An absolute unique find!
The history of these specific engines is amazing. The Meteor, which was developed from the Rolls Royce Merlin Engine, was in production from 1943 till 1964 by Rolls Royce and Rover. This engine was used in many British tanks such as the Cromwell, Centaur, Challenger, Avenger, Comet, Centurion, Tortoise and Conqueror tanks.
In the early nineties, at the start of the Iraq War (Desert Storm) the British Army realized that for their Challenger tanks they had no sufficient recovery power. Therefore the British Army decided to get the almost retired Centurion AVR (Armoured Recovery Vehicle) out of their reserve and to use them in this heavy environment. Next to this also the Centurion AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) was used in its intended role and used its 165 mm gun to blast through the Iraqi sand banks so that allied armour could enter Kuwait.
Consequently the MOD placed an order for the fully rebuilt of a batch of Meteor Mk IVB engines. The order was executed by the 27 District Workshop DSG Warminster. Parts were delivered from Jersey and Scottish Aviation. Investment in these days was almost £ 92K per engine! Most of the engines were rebuilt to full standard specification. Delivery was performed in the period 1991-1993. The Centurion proved to be very successful. However the major operations in Iraq were almost over at the time the engines were delivered. So most of the engines were transported straight into the MOD Warehouse.
Only a limited quantity available: Fixed price £ 9.885,- excluding VAT, ex our warehouse in Lancashire UK.
We can ship worldwide.
If you have any questions please ask BAIV BV, Maarheeze, The Netherlands; phone: +31 6.518 22.502 ; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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