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The Chieftain Mk.2 is a Tier 3 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

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.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • HESH Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 120mm L15 APDS APDS Stock 490 490[note 1] mm 1,510 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 120mm L15A2 APDS APDS Experience 2,890 520 520[note 2] mm 1,530 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 120mm L31 HESH HESH Stock 440 390 mm 670 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %
  • Spall Threshold: 156 mm
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Chieftain Mk.2 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 450 mm (vs AP)
595 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 670 mm (vs AP)
1,020 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
Despite focusing on firepower first and defense second, the Chieftain's armor, consisting of cast and rolled steel plates, offers excellent protection against enemy shells from the Cold War thanks to its sloping. Interestingly enough, creating this armor is a time consuming process with its various elements taking up to a year to fully cool after production.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 120mm L11A2 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.80 s 10.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -12.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
120mm L15 APDS
120mm L15A2 APDS
120mm L31 HESH
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Leyland L60 Mk. 4A2 585 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 48 km/h 20 km/h 9.06 s (0 to 32 km/h)
26.61 s (0 to Max Speed)
24.53° 8 %
Leyland L60 Mk. 7A 720 hp Diesel Engine Experience 530 Credits 8,500 48 km/h 20 km/h 8.13 s (0 to 32 km/h)
23.91 s (0 to Max Speed)
24.53° 8 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegrenades
L5 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Takes 35s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
L8 Smoke Grenades
Experience 1,260 Credits 20,450 Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Laserrangefinder
LF-2 Laser Rangefinder
Experience 1,840 Credits 29,850 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Autoloader
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience 4,280 Credits 69,200 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.8%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 450 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Currencyrep
670 Reputation
Experience 1,350 Provides an injection of 670 Reputation.
Currencyrep
670 Reputation
Experience 1,350 Provides an injection of 670 Reputation.

Footnotes[]

  1. 490 mm at 150m;
    368 mm at 500m
  2. 520 mm at 150m;
    390 mm at 500m
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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