FV4201 Chieftain 900

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FV4201 Chieftain 900
FV4201 Chieftain 900
Details
Tier / Class:
6 MBT
Nation:
United Kingdom
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
270,300
Cost:
4,000,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
530
DPM:
2,747 (3,115)
Penetration:
380 (450) mm
Hit Points:
2,850
Hull F/S/R:
270 / 80 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
450 / 300 / 38
Max Speed:
52.00 (55.00) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
8.79 (6.86) s
Hull Traverse:
20.90 (25.50) deg/s
Camouflage:
7%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.11°
Max Cannon Depression:
-12.0 / 0.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
24.00 deg/s

The FV4201 Chieftain 900 is a tier 6 Main Battle Tank originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 10, and leads to the FV4030/4 Challenger 1.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

The final version in the Chieftain line, the Chieftain 900 is much more heavily armored than previous vehicles, and while it carries the same gun, its role has changed compared to the Chieftain Mk. 2 and Mk. 10. With a heavy armor package, the Chieftain 900 can play a more offensive role, helping to push on when it has backup. But while the armor is much better, it is not perfect. The large lower front plate and slower mobility, compared to its peers, means that it can be easily outfought and outmaneuvered if the driver is not careful. Its ability fire HESH Ammunition, a trait of nearly all British vehicles, remains a core piece of gameplay for this vehicle.  HESH can do significant frontal damage to other hull down vehicles attempting a sniper battle, while putting out improved module damage against lighter vehicles, preventing them from harassing the Chieftain.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

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

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Generally poor mobility
  • Very large and tall target
  • Poor aim time
  • Extremely vulnerable to ATGM fire

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

While not as sluggish as the previous Chieftain models, first upgrading to the MB 837 Ka-501 Diesel Engine will heavily improve mobility. Firepower upgrades such as the Improved Fire Control, Improved Laser Rangefinder, and Improved Ready Racks will help to offset the slow aim time and increase the Chieftain 900’s overall damage output.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Chieftain 900 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 270/80/35 Rolled Plate Armor 450/300/38 Composite None
Utilizing an up-armored Mk. 5 series hull and a completely new turret featuring composite armor, the Chieftain retains its status as an excellent hull down defender which can also fight on open ground if required.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm L11A5 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm L15A2 APDS AP Stock 530 380mm 0.11° 1,534 m/s 10.70s
120mm L31A3 HESH HE Stock 621 156mm 0.15° 670 m/s 10.70s
120mm L23A1 APDS AP 29,858 530 450mm 0.11° 1,534 m/s 10.70s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Rolls Royce 17B-900E Diesel Engine Stock Stock 52.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 8.79s {{{0-max}}} 20.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}


MTU MB 837 Ka-501 Diesel Engine 5,380 65,225 55.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.86s {{{0-max}}} 25.50deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Chieftain Mk. 2 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
L8 Smoke Grenades 12,910 156,535 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Fire Control 18,155 220,125 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Improved Laser Rangefinder 20,710 251,110 Improves overall accuracy by 7%.


Improved Ready Racks 43,705 529,935 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Improved Suspension 4,705 57,070 Improves handling on rough terrain by 10%.


Retrofits[edit | edit source]

Proven
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Survivability Kit v2 33,790 1,200,000 Decreases the damage to the crew and collision damage.


History[edit | edit source]

The Chieftain 900 is a heavily modified variant of the Chieftain platform, designed in 1980 for export. It was built with a brand-new composite turret on the heavily modified hull of a Chieftain Mk. 5. Offered on the export market until 1986, it found no buyers, despite being a marked improvement over the standard Chieftain. The last existing prototype is on display at the Bovington Tank Museum in the United Kingdom.

See also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

In Development: Chieftain 800