The Chieftain was a second-generation British main battle tank developed in the late 1950s. It was the main equipment of the British Army between the 1960s and the 1980s, and it had many variants. As the priority was given to the firepower and protection, this tank was equipped with the then-most advanced 120mm L11A5 rifled gun in the world. The gun’s excellent performance made Chieftain famous. The hull front and turret used thick cast armor. The tanks starting from Mk10 received the Stillbrew add-on armor for extra protection. The later installation of the 750 hp engine also improved the weak mobility of earlier variants.
This MENG TS-051 1/35 British Main Battle Tank Chieftain Mk10 model kit is an accurate replica of the real tank. The breakdown of Stillbrew composite armor follows its installation on the real vehicle. The gun mantlet cover and gun barrel thermal sleeve are designed by digital sculpting. The horizontal spring suspension and shock absorbers are accurately replicated. The infrared searchlight has internal construction. Easy-to-assemble single-pin workable tracks are included. All crew hatches can be built open or closed. Clear lights, observation ports and optical sight parts and fine PE parts are included. Two paint schemes are provided.
Length: 302mm Width: 104.5mm