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In my military career i was a driver and later a comander on Centurion tanks . It also have this Merlin engine but it weigths around 50 tons and you cant call the engine understressed there .In rough terrain it use about 20 liters petrol pr. kilometer ! (around 8.5 gallons pr. Mile ). In the tank this engine has 650 HP and and redline by 2550 Rpm. (then the magnetos automaticaly cuts the ignition ).It has "dry sump" lubrication and carry around 13 gallons engine oil and the cooling system has around 40 gallons of coolant .
The transmission is 5 speed manual (+ 2 speed reverse ) and the top speed is 22 miles .
 
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