FV4201 Chieftain Mk.6 Leader

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The Chieftain Mk. 6 Leader is a tier 5 Premium MBT. It comes with a special camo scheme and is currently the only tank in the game with an attached camo net. The Mk. 6 Leader has never been sold in the web shop or in game dealers, but has often been a prize for code giveaways and special events such as Hunt Down My.com Employees, where any player who killed a My.com member in a PVP match would be gifted the tank.

FV4201 Chieftain Mk.6 Leader
FV4201 Chieftain Mk.6 Leader
Details
Tier / Class:
5 MBT
Nation:
United Kingdom
Dealer:
Special
Cost:
1500 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
583
DPM:
3,491
Penetration:
380 mm
Hit Points:
2,750
Hull F/S/R:
300 / 100 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
500 / 110 / 31
Max Speed:
52 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
8.66 s
Hull Traverse:
24.7 deg/s
Camouflage:
14%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.12°
Max Cannon Depression:
-12 / 0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25 deg/s

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The Chieftain Mk. 6 Leader is very similar to the other Chieftain variants from the British MBT line, so should be played accordingly. Because it is sluggish, it should be placed in positions, close to allies if possible, where it can influence the battle without being flanked. The hull armor is unreliable at best, so it performs best in hull down, where it can punish opponents with its powerful 120mm gun.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Is a premium with increased credit and reputation earning potential
  • Has a unique camo scheme and netting, resulting in better overall camo than other contemporary MBTs
  • Strong turret armor and powerful 120mm gun
  • Comes with a level 5 crew

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Slow and sluggish, like most Chieftain variants
  • Extremely similar, if not identical to a fully upgraded Chieftain Mk. 10
  • Only obtainable through special events or giveaways

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Breech
  • Improved Filter Systems
  • Enhanced Turret Drive
  • Air Induction Precleaner
  • Pioneer Toolkit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Freja Højbjerg or Philipp Holzklau
  • Driver: Off-road Driving and Spin to Win
  • Gunner: Quick Draw and Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire and Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

Chieftain Mk. 6 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 300/100/35 Rolled Plate Armor 500/110/31 Rolled Plate Armor
Despite focusing on firepower first and defense second, the Chieftain's cast rolled plate steel armor takes up to a year to fully cool after production, offering all around heavy defense. Combined with excellent sloping, it is quite resistant to penetrators of its era, and it remains viable with its upgraded appliqué package.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm L11A5 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm L31 HESH HE Stock 540 265mm 0.13° 670 m/s 10.7s
120mm L15A3 APDS AP Stock 530 380mm 0.12° 1,530 m/s 10.7s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Leyland L60 Mk. 7A 720 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 52km/h {{{reverse}}} 8.66s {{{0-max}}} 24.7deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1958-1963
Service: 1963-1995 in the United Kingdom, ongoing elsewhere
Vehicles Built: cca 2200
Operators: United Kingdom, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Oman and Kuwait

Developed by Great Britain as a successor to the Centurion, this main battle tank was created as a response to the ever-increasing penetration capability of Soviet armor-piercing rounds. With the production starting in the 1960s and ending in 1978, several hundred units were built for the British and export markets. The Chieftain remained in service until 1995 and saw combat primarily in the Middle East, albeit not in British hands. Iran made extensive use of this MBT, even though the results were debatable due to the poor training of Iranian troops. However, during its heyday, the vehicle was considered to be the world's most powerful tank until it was dethroned by the Leopard 2 during the 1980s.

The Chieftain Mk.6 was essentially the Mk.2 Chieftain upgraded as a part of the “Totem Pole” program to more or less Mk.5 standard. The entire program was rather convoluted and was actually split into three parts: X, Y and Z. Part X dealt with the new improved sighting system, part Y dealt with some improved automotive characteristics and commander’s control system (the commander was now able to fire the main gun for example) and part Z included improvements to the engine and gearbox. The Mk.6 variant had all three upgrades.

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