FV4004 Conway Details

The FV4004 Conway, also known as the Tank, Heavy Gun No. 1, FV4004, was a British experimental self-propelled gun developed in the early 1950s. It was designed to meet the need for a vehicle capable of carrying a gun powerful enough to defeat the Soviet IS-3 and T-10 heavy tanks. The Conway was built on the chassis of the Centurion tank, which was the primary British main battle tank of the post-World War II period.

The main armament of the FV4004 Conway was a 120 mm L1 gun, which was also used in the Conqueror heavy tank. This powerful gun was mounted in a large, boxy turret that provided the crew with some protection, although the vehicle was not intended for front-line combat. The Conway project was ultimately cancelled in favor of the development of the FV214 Conqueror, which featured better armor and a fully traversable turret.

Only a few prototypes of the FV4004 Conway were built, and the vehicle never entered mass production or saw active service. Today, it remains a lesser-known chapter in the history of British armored vehicle development.