Chieftain

British Cold War Main Battle Tank

Robert Jackson

The British Chieftain - designed in the late 1950s as the replacement for the Centurion - was perhaps the best main battle tank in service with Nato during the 1960s and 1970s. Its 120mm rifled main gun and advanced armour made it one of the most formidable tanks of its time, and Robert Jackson's book is an authoritative introduction to it.
Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
TankCraft
Illustration :
200 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526741424
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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$22.95

Overview
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The British Chieftain – designed in the late 1950s as the replacement for the Centurion – was perhaps the best main battle tank in service with Nato during the 1960s and 1970s. Its 120mm rifled main gun and advanced armour made it one of the most formidable tanks of its time, and Robert Jackson’s book is an authoritative introduction to it.

Although it was intended to fight Soviet armour on the plains of northern Germany, it was in the heat and sand of the Middle East that the Chieftain fought its major battles during the Iran–Iraq War of the 1980s, and it proved to be very effective during the Gulf War of 1991. Variants of the Chieftain were exported to Iran, Oman, India, Kenya and Nigeria, and its chassis was adapted to fulfil a variety of tasks, including armoured recovery and bridge-laying

As well as tracing the history of the Chieftain, Robert Jackson's work provides an excellent source of reference for the modeller, providing details of available kits and photographs of award-winning models, together with artworks showing the colour schemes applied to these tanks. Each section of the book is supported by a wealth of archive photographs.

About The Author
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Robert Jackson is the author of over eighty books on military, aviation, naval and scientific subjects. He was defense and science correspondent for a major British newspaper publishing group.

REVIEWS
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"As well as tracing the history of the Chieftain, Robert Jackson's work provides an excellent source of reference for the modeler, providing details of available kits and photos of award-winning models, together with artworks showing the color schemes applied to these tanks."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"If the Chieftain is on your tabletop, here's the book for understanding its insides and outsides."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"I was impressed at the amount of information and history found in the pages of this extremely enjoyable book. The pictures along are worth the cost of the book. I will find this book indispensible in my library of armor books."

- IPMS/USA

"The book is a welcome addition to the series and fans of British armor will definitely want this one."

- ModelingMadness.Com

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