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Also Known As: Chieftain Mk5
Origin: United Kingdom
Parent System: Chieftain
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1967
Total Production: 900
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Description: Chieftain was developed to serve the British Army as a replacement for Centurion Main Battle Tank (MBT). It was equipped with a L11A5 120mm rifled cannon as primary armament backed up with two 7.62mm machine guns or one .50 caliber gun replacing one 7.62mm machine gun. Chieftain is powered by a single 750-hp diesel engine and features an improved sight system over Centurion. In the 1980s, Challenger replaced Chieftain in the British Army.
More than 900 Chieftains were produced for the British Army. It was exported to Iran, Kuwait and Jordan.
Height: 2.90 meter (114 inch)
Length: 7.50 meter (295 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Width: 3.50 meter (138 inch)
Main Gun Max Range: 5,000 meter
Max Range: 500 kilometer (311 mile)
Power: 750 shp (560 kW)
Cross Country Speed: 8.40 mps (30.2 kph)
Top Speed: 13.4 mps (48 kph)
Combat Weight: 55,000 kilogram (121,252 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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