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Chieftain Mk.2
Chieftain Mk.2
Tier / Class:
United Kingdom
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
2,691 (2,990)
305 (350) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
300 / 100 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
232 / 110 / 31
Max Speed:
48.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
11.99 (10.82) s
Hull Traverse:
20.10 (21.90) deg/s
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-12.0 / 0.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
15.00 deg/s

The FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 2 is a tier 4 Main Battle Tank originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-62, and leads to the FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 10.


  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber : the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

Player Recommendations[]

Slow, poorly armored, and not very accurate, the Chieftain Mk. 2 has few redeeming qualities. The first of these is its gun depression of -12, which is among the best in the game. The second is the ability to fire HESH Ammunition, a variant on normal High Explosive which has increased penetration and module damage. The Chieftain Mk. 2 is thus relegated to a hull down sniper and hill poker. Its mediocre turret armor and gun depression will allow it to focus on enemies without taking return fire in the weaker armored sections, and its HESH rounds can do significant frontal damage to other hull down vehicles attempting to engage in a sniper battle.

Pros and Cons[]


  • HESH rounds allow for consistent damage into the front of heavily armored targets
  • Excellent gun depression
  • Relatively large health pool
  • Good alpha damage


  • Worst acceleration of any vehicle in the game
  • Poor mobility
  • Very large and tall target

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading to the L60 Mk. 4A-2 Diesel Engine will improve the otherwise dismal speed of the Chieftain Mk. 2, while the Improved Laser Rangefinder and Improved Ready Racks will increase firepower, allowing the tank to keep enemies at bay by punishing vehicles attempting to make a push.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Air Induction Precleaner
  • Improved Filter Systems
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Ioannis Sanna, for increasing accuracy, turret traverse, and aim time, as well as the Firestarter ability mixing well with the HESH rounds.
  • Driver: Off-Road Driving, Spin to Win
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells


Chieftain Mk. 2 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 300/100/35 Steel 232/130/31 Steel None
While poorly armored overall compared to its peers, when put into a hull down position its turret can protect against heavy incoming fire.


120mm L11A2 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm L11A5 APDS AP Stock 530 0m 305mm 0.12° 1,510 m/s 10.70s
120mm L31 HESH HE Stock 540 0m 265mm 0.15° 780 m/s 10.70s
120mm L15 APDS AP 8,680 530 0m 350mm 0.12° 1,530 m/s 10.70s


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Leyland L60 Mk. 4A Diesel Engine Stock Stock 48.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 11.00s {{{0-max}}} 20.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Leyland L60 Mk. 5A Diesel Engine 1,580 17,040 48.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 11.99s {{{0-max}}} 21.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Chieftain Mk. 2 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
L8 Smoke Grenades 3,790 40,890 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Laser Rangefinder 5,525 59,635 Improves overall accuracy by 7%.

Improved Ready Racks 12,825 138,435 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Juan Carlos Miramón can be unlocked from the Chieftain Mk. 2.


Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1958-1963
Service: 1963-1995 in the United Kingdom, ongoing elsewhere
Vehicles Built: cca 2200
Operators: United Kingdom, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Oman and Kuwait

Developed by Great Britain as a successor to the Centurion, this main battle tank was created as a response to the ever-increasing penetration capability of Soviet armor-piercing rounds. With the production starting in the 1960s and ending in 1978, several hundred units were built for the British and export markets. The Chieftain remained in service until 1995 and saw combat primarily in the Middle East, albeit not in British hands. Iran made extensive use of this MBT, even though the results were debatable due to the poor training of Iranian troops. However, during its heyday, the vehicle was considered to be the world's most powerful tank until it was dethroned by the Leopard 2 during the 1980s.

The Chieftain Mk.2 was the initial production variant of this MBT. It was the first truly mass-produced early variant of the Chieftain MBT with around 500 built from the early 1960s. Two of these tanks were tested by the Israelis but the deal collapsed following the rise of anti-Israeli sentiments in Britain.

See also[]