Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk.5/5P
Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk.5/5P
Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk.5/5P
Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk.5/5P
Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk.5/5P

Takom 1/35 Chieftain Mk.5/5P

Product code: TAK02027
£63.49
Kit Features;
  • Photo etch parts included
  • Individual link style tracks
  • Clear plastic parts
  • Main gun can pitch
  • All hatches can be built in open or closed position
  • Paint call outs for Mig Ammo
  • 2015 boxing of the 2015 tooled kit
  • 7 x marking options -
  1. Unknown unit, Batus, 1991.
  2. Iranian Mk5/P, Battle of Shalamche, 242nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 21st Infantry division, Operation "Bait-al-Maqaddas", May 1983.
  3. Iranian MK5/P, Recaptured from Iraqi Army by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
  4. Iranian MK/P, Army Day Parade, Tehran, 17th April 2001.
  5. Iranian MK5/P, Battle of Shalamche, 242 Battalion, 4th Brigade, 21st Infantry Division, Operation "Bait-al-Maqaddas" may 1983.
  6. Kwait MK/K, Martyrs Brigade, Operation Desert Storm, 1991.
  7. D Squadron, 4/7th Dragoon Guards, Berlin 1983.
The Chieftain Main Battle Tank (MBT) had a crew of four & was armed with a rifled L11 120mm main gun which was designed to use separate propellant & projectiles with explosive materials stored in refrigerated charge bins below the level of the turret ring to improve survivability.

Both the turret front & hull forward of the turret were huge one piece castings which were proof against any Russian tank or artillery round for years.

The L60 multi fuel engine however would be the the Achilles heal of the Chieftain, giving it the reputation for unreliability.

The MK.5 was the definitive Chieftain that was mass produced for the British Army with 900+ being exported to Iran.
The Chieftain was for many years the most powerful tank in NATO if not the world.

The effectiveness of the Chieftain was shown in the first Gulf War when a reduced Squadron of Kuwaiti MK.5K's engaged a Battalion of Iraqi T 72's, destroying at least 53 without loss before the Iraqis fled. 

GTIN 4897051420361
Brand Takom
Product Code TAK02027
Weight 0.8kg