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        StatementBloomsbury Publishing Plc
        PublishersBloomsbury Publishing Plc
        LC Classifications2012
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        Paginationxvi, 54 p. :
        Number of Pages48
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        ISBN 10nodata

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The threat was now posed by the massed armoured forces of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact client states. 7mm range-finding gun and two 7. The Comet was developed from the earlier Cromwell tank and mounted the new 17 pdr High Velocity HV gun, in a lower profile, partly-cast turret. Nicholas Moran 26 August 2014.

3 Improved 650 hp L60 Mk 6A engine with two-stage air cleaner, improved auxiliary generator H30better stowage, new No. The left side of the turret had a large searchlight with an electrically controlled infrared filter inside an armoured box, with a relatively long range Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1965-2003 up to 1—1.

For Mark 2 according to Norman, AFV Profile No. The tank was steered by conventional tillers hydraulically actuating onto external brake discs. Right: For a time the Chieftain was the most powerful main battle tank on Earth.

This superbly researched and illustrated book tells the story of the evolution and subsequent successful career of Challenger 2 which has seen distinguished service in war and peace since 1990 and has proved itself one of the worlds most formidable fighting vehicles. The deal was cancelled by the UK in late 1969 due to objections from neighbouring Arab nations and both prototypes were returned to the UK. It has also been used by "less civilized" tankers to brew coffee.

After the liberation of Kuwait, the ageing Chieftains were replaced by the Yugoslav. Its predecessor, the main battle tank MBTis widely considered to be one of the most successful of post-war MBT designs. First deliveries to the British Army were completed in 1966 and was finally withdrawn from service in 1995 as its replacement the entered service.

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On later models, fire control was provided by the Marconi IFCS Improved Fire Control Systemusing a digital ballistic computer. Related Research Articles The Merkava is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. Report identifies data elements of a generic nature of an armored vehicle main battle tankwhich cover critical human factors engineering interests and parameters regarding the tank. 11 short hull units converted to be CH AVLB Mk. It had to be at least as good as for the Centurion, with the emphasis on battlefield agility rather than a high top speed.