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The Chieftain Mk.6 Leader is a Tier 5 special premium 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.6 was essentially the Mk.2 Chieftain upgraded as a part of the “Totem Pole” program to more or less Mk.5 standard. The entire program was rather convoluted and was actually split into three parts: X, Y and Z. Part X dealt with the new improved sighting system, part Y dealt with some improved automotive characteristics and commander's control system (the commander was now able to fire the main gun for example) and part Z included improvements to the engine and gearbox. The Mk.6 variant had all three upgrades.

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 L15A3 APDS APDS Stock 550 570[note 1] mm 1530 m/s 8.40 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 120mm L31A3 HESH HESH Stock 500 460 mm 670 m/s 8.40 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
3 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 2] 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.6 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 510 mm (vs AP)
855 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 880 mm (vs AP)
2425 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 L11A5 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.80 s 8.40 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -12.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
120mm L15A3 APDS
120mm L31A3 HESH
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Perkins Condor V12-900 900 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 52 km/h 22 km/h 7.13 s (0 to 32 km/h)
25.57 s (0 to Max Speed)
24.53° 15 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegrenades
L8 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Laserrangefinder
LF-2 Laser Rangefinder
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Autoloader
Improved Loading Mechanism
Stock Stock Rate of fire is improved by 7%
Enhancedcooling
Improved Cooling System
Stock Stock Camouflage factor increased by 2%
Enemy Thermal Sights effectiveness reduced by 30%
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.8%

Footnotes[]

  1. 570 mm at 150m;
    428 mm at 500m
  2. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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