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Wednesday, 7 November 1973
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Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

What is the average unserviceability rate of Centurion tanks, by month, over the past 6 months.


Senator Bishop (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) - The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

If a tank is evacuated from a unit to the Light Aid Detachment or Workshop for repair and the repair time is more than one day, it is classified as unserviceable. On this basis, the unserviceability rates of Centurion tanks on issue, for the six months ending August 1 973 were:

 







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