Chieftain (FV4201) Mk. 5

Entering service in 1966, the Chieftain was introduced as a replacement for both the Centurion and the Conqueror. At the time, it was considered the most formidable main battle tank in the world. Although heavier than the Centurion at 55 tons, it superior engine and transmission gave it a higher cross-country top speed. The crew of four had better accommodation than in the preceding tanks. The driver sat in a recumbent position and the broader turret provided better comfort for the commander, gunner and loader. The Chieftains main armament was the L11A5 120 mm (4.72 in) gun which became the new NATO standard calibre. Perhaps the most striking feature of the turret was the large infra-red searchlight in an armoured housing on the left side. The Mk.5 entered service in 1970. It was based on the Mk.3/3, but had a new 850 bhp engine and improved NBC protection.
  • $38.12
Qty:  
In stock (Available)
  • Shipping info

    We ship to all countries World Wide. If you receive an error message "No shipping location available" or similar, please contact us directly by e-mail (info@milicast.com) and we shall assist. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Shipments outside the UK may be subject to Duty & Taxes from the government of the destination country. Payment of Duty & Taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

  • Payment methods

    1647627078586.png

  • Return Policy

    We accept returns

Entering service in 1966, the Chieftain was introduced as a replacement for both the Centurion and the Conqueror. At the time, it was considered the most formidable main battle tank in the world. Although heavier than the Centurion at 55 tons, it superior engine and transmission gave it a higher cross-country top speed. The crew of four had better accommodation than in the preceding tanks. The driver sat in a recumbent position and the broader turret provided better comfort for the commander, gunner and loader. The Chieftains main armament was the L11A5 120 mm (4.72 in) gun which became the new NATO standard calibre. Perhaps the most striking feature of the turret was the large infra-red searchlight in an armoured housing on the left side. The Mk.5 entered service in 1970. It was based on the Mk.3/3, but had a new 850 bhp engine and improved NBC protection.
    • SKU
      UK380
  • Manufacturer
    Milicast

We ship to all countries World Wide. If you receive an error message "No shipping location available" or similar, please contact us directly by e-mail (info@milicast.com) and we shall assist. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Shipments outside the UK may be subject to Duty & Taxes from the government of the destination country. Payment of Duty & Taxes are the responsibility of the customer.

We accept the following payment methods:

To pay by credit or debit card, please select Stripe at checkout. 

All Goods remain the property of Milicast Model Company until paid for in full. Goods may only be returned by prior arrangement at the recipients' expense. Delivery and insurance charges are non-refundable. Claims for damaged/missing items should be made within seven days of receipt.

Any products purchased 'second hand’, (without proof of direct Milicast Model Company supply, or supply from an Milicast Model Company approved dealer, shop or agent), or any products part assembled or part worked on in any way, are not covered by this returns policy. Under these circumstances no returns will be accepted, however we may quote for the supply of parts to restore the product to full inventory.

Customers who bought this product also bought

Customers who viewed this product bought