Chieftain Main Battle Tank

Development and Active Service from Prototype to MK.11

Robert Griffin

 
Date Published :
March 2013
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Photosniper
Illustration :
17 archives photos,137 color photos,20 painting schemes
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9788362878529
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
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In stock
$29.95

Overview
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The Chieftain was a radical evolutionary development of the successful Centurion line of tanks that had emerged at the end of the Second World War. The British had learned during the war that their tanks often lacked sufficient protection and firepower compared to those fielded by the enemy, and that this had led to high casualty levels when faced with the superior German tanks in World War II. Chieftain was designed to be as well protected as possible and to be equipped with a powerful 120 mm rifled gun. The heavy armor came at the price of reduced mobility, chiefly due to engine power limitations, which was perhaps the Chieftain's main drawback.

About The Author
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Robert Griffin joined the British Army as a 17 year old Junior Leader and served for many years as an AFV crewman in the 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards in BAOR, BATUS, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the UK and Bosnia. He has written a number of books and articles on armoured vehicles of the Cold War period, including definitive works on the FV-214 Conqueror, Chieftain, Challenger 1 and FV432 and RAC in the Cold War (with Merlin Robinson). He lives at Hucclecote, Gloucestershire and is actively involved in the Army Cadet Force.

REVIEWS
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"This book is a work of love by someone who served on the vehicle, giving the whole book both the value of a research tome and first-person experience narration."

- IPMS/USA

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