British Main Battle Tank Chieftain Mark 2

British Main Battle Tank Chieftain Mark 2

1:35 Scale Tank Plastic Model Kit

89.95 89.95 89.95 CAD1997-01-06 00:00:002.0 2.0 True89.95

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SKU: TAK2040

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The FV4201 Chieftain was the main battle tank of the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It was the "most formidable main battle tank in the world" at the time of its introduction in 1966 with the most powerful main gun and most effective armour of any tank yet made.[4][not in citation given]. This was further improved while in service with Chobham armour upgrades. A development of the Centurion, the Chieftain introduced the supine (reclining backwards) driver position to British design enabling a heavily sloped hull with reduced height. A new powerpack and improved transmission gave it higher speed than the Centurion despite being heavier due to major upgrades to armour protection and the armament. It remained in service until replaced by the Challenger 1 which shared a large number of the Chieftain's features.