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Chieftain Mk. 10
Chieftain Mk. 10
Details
Tier / Class:
5 MBT
Nation:
United Kingdom
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
135,300
Cost:
1,920,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
530
DPM:
2,691 (3,052)
Penetration:
350 (380) mm
Hit Points:
2,750
Hull F/S/R:
300 / 100 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
232 / 110 / 31
Max Speed:
48.00 (52.00) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
10.36 (8.66) s
Hull Traverse:
21.00 (22.90) deg/s
Camouflage:
7%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.12°
Max Cannon Depression:
-12.0 / 0.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
18.30 deg/s

The FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 10 is a tier 5 Main Battle Tank originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 2, and leads to the FV4201 Chieftain 900.

Features[]

  • 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[]

An improvement in almost every way over the Chieftain Mk. 2, this tank's mobility is a large leap ahead. While its turret armor does improve it cannot be relied on to push attacks on the enemy.  Instead, it is better suited as a hull down ridge poker capable of using its gun depression to take shots that other vehicles couldn’t, while keeping its weaker hull covered. Its ability fire HESH Ammunition remains a core piece of gameplay that can deal significant frontal damage to other hull down vehicles attempting a sniper battle.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

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

Cons[]

  • Poor hull armor
  • Worst acceleration of any tier 5 vehicle
  • Generally poor mobility
  • Very large and tall target

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading to the L60 Mk. 7A Diesel Engine will improve the otherwise sluggish speed of the Chieftain Mk. 10. While the Stillbrew Appliqué is an armor buff, its effect is not dramatic enough to warrant researching it before the engine. 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

Armor[]

Chieftain Mk. 10 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 Rolled Plate Armor 232/110/31 Rolled Plate Armor None
While poorly armored overall compared to its peers, when put into a hull down position its turret can protect against heavy incoming fire.


Stillbrew Appliqué Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
10,475 125,955 300/100/35 Rolled Plate Armor 500/110/31 Rolled Plate Armor None
The Stillbrew Appliqué Package offers significantly increased protection from HEAT over the frontal turret armor of the Chieftain.


Firepower[]

120mm L11A5 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm L15 APDS AP Stock 530 0m 350mm 0.12° 1,530 m/s 10.70s
120mm L31 HESH HE Stock 540 0m 265mm 0.15° 670 m/s 10.70s
120mm L15A2 APDS AP 14,410 530 0m 380mm 0.12° 1,535 m/s 10.70s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Leyland L60 Mk. 8A Diesel Engine Stock Stock 48.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 10.36s {{{0-max}}} 21.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Perkins Condor V13-900 Diesel Engine 2,620 31,490 52.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 8.66s {{{0-max}}} 22.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Chieftain Mk. 2 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
L8 Smoke Grenades 6,285 75,570 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Laser Rangefinder 9,170 110,210 Improves overall accuracy by 7%.


Improved Ready Racks 24,690 296,775 Increases reload speed by 10%.


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.10 was one of the last production variants, featuring additional “Stillbrew” armor to keep it relevant on the modern battlefield. It’s a tough, rugged, vehicle capable of withstanding a lot of punishment, especially when it comes to its turret.

See also[]

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