The Centurion AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers), equipped with a 165mm demolition gun, is a remarkable engineering vehicle designed for the British Army. Its primary role is to provide support during combat engineering tasks, including breaching obstacles and demolishing fortifications.

Developed on the chassis of the venerable Centurion main battle tank, the AVRE variant stands out for its specialized capabilities. The 165mm main gun, primarily used for firing HESH (High-Explosive Squash Head) rounds, is capable of delivering devastating blows to enemy fortifications, clearing paths for infantry and other vehicles.

In addition to its powerful armament, the Centurion AVRE is equipped with a dozer blade for clearing debris and obstacles, and can be fitted with fascine carriers or a mine plough, enhancing its versatility on the battlefield. Its contribution to military engineering efforts and combat operations has cemented its place in the history of armored warfare.