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Looks like the requirement was for a heavily protected defence orientated tank, employing ambush tactics (similar in a number of respects to the S-Tank), for use by the British Army On the Rhine (BAOR). IIRC, default NATO strategy in the event of a full scale Soviet invasion of Western Europe in the late 1950s and early 60s (pre-Kennedy at least) called for armoured/mechanised & other ground forces to delay and hold in place where possible marauding Red Army formations until tactical nukes could be brought to bear.

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0:00 - Introduction
0:20 - GSOR 1008 - Scheme 1
6:22 - GSOR 1008 - Scheme 2
7:38 - GSOR 1008 - Scheme 3
9:23 - GSOR 1008 - Scheme 4
 
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GSOR.1008.

This is far more tank destroyer than reconnaissance vehicle and seems like an obvious continuation of the Contentious ideas, especially Scheme 1.

Also, something I was not aware of previously, Jaguar designed an 8 litre V8 petrol engine of 300hp for FVRDE (ultimately producing 320hp from 9 litres). At that output it was getting towards having the output required for the Contentious concepts. It appears to have died sometime around 1956 though. It is fun to imagine 3 division in the 1970s with 20 ton Jaguar engined Contentious vehicles for anti-tank purposes alongside Jaguar XK engined CVRT's including the lightweight 105mm gun to GST.31.
 
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