1:35 British Chieftain Mk.5/5P Main Battle Tank - TAKOM

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The FV4201 Chieftain was the main battle tank of the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. A development of the Centurion, the Chieftain introduced the supine (reclining) driver position to British design allowing 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: this allowed it to replace both the Conqueror and Centurion while performing their roles effectively. It remained in service until replaced by the Challenger 1 which shared many of the Chieftain's features. Chieftain Mk.5 - Final production variant, 750 hp (560 kW) L60 Mark 8A, with upgrades to the NBC protection system, weight 54 long tons, 1975. 

THE KIT:

  • Over 490 parts
  • Main gun that can be elevated or depressed,
  • Optional opened/closed gun sight and infrared light,
  • Extra stowage box for Iranian and Kuwaiti variants, 
  • Gun travel lock are workable. 
  • Phot etched parts included
  • Markings are available for 7 variants.