FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 2

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FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 2
FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 2
Tier / Class:
United Kingdom
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
2,691 (2,990)
305 (350) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
300 / 100 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
232 / 110 / 31
Max Speed:
48.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
11.99 (10.82) s
Hull Traverse:
20.10 (21.90) deg/s
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-12.0 / 0.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
15.00 deg/s

The FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 2 is a tier 4 Main Battle Tank originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-62, and leads to the FV4201 Chieftain Mk. 10.

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]

Slow, poorly armored, and not very accurate, the Chieftain Mk. 2 has few redeeming qualities. The first of these is its gun depression of -12, which is among the best in the game. The second is the ability to fire HESH Ammunition, a variant on normal High Explosive which has increased penetration and module damage. The Chieftain Mk. 2 is thus relegated to a hull down sniper and hill poker. Its mediocre turret armor and gun depression will allow it to focus on enemies without taking return fire in the weaker armored sections, and its HESH rounds can do significant frontal damage to other hull down vehicles attempting to engage in a sniper battle.

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
  • Good alpha damage

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Worst acceleration of any vehicle in the game
  • Poor mobility
  • Very large and tall target

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the L60 Mk. 4A-2 Diesel Engine will improve the otherwise dismal speed of the Chieftain Mk. 2, while the Improved Laser Rangefinder and Improved Ready Racks will increase firepower, allowing the tank to keep enemies at bay by punishing vehicles attempting to make a push.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Air Induction Precleaner
  • Improved Filter Systems
  • 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 Mk. 2 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 Steel 232/130/31 Steel None
While poorly armored overall compared to its peers, when put into a hull down position its turret can protect against heavy incoming fire.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm L11A2 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm L11A5 APDS AP Stock 530 305mm 0.12° 1,510 m/s 10.70s
120mm L31 HESH HE Stock 540 265mm 0.15° 780 m/s 10.70s
120mm L15 APDS AP 8,680 530 350mm 0.12° 1,530 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
Leyland L60 Mk. 4A Diesel Engine Stock Stock 48.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 11.00s {{{0-max}}} 20.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Leyland L60 Mk. 5A Diesel Engine 1,580 17,040 48.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 11.99s {{{0-max}}} 21.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Chieftain Mk. 2 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
L8 Smoke Grenades 3,790 40,890 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Laser Rangefinder 5,525 59,635 Improves overall accuracy by 7%.

Improved Ready Racks 12,825 138,435 Increases reload speed by 10%.

Commanders[edit | edit source]

Juan Carlos Miramón can be unlocked from the Chieftain Mk. 2.

History[edit | edit source]

Developed by Great Britain as a successor to the Centurion, this main battle tank was created as a response to the escalating power of Soviet anti-armor rounds. The Chieftain Mk. 2 was the first variant, which saw service with the British Army in 1966. Over its lifespan it was heavily upgraded, and variants continue to serve today. Worldwide, the Chieftain has served in over half a dozen armies, with the United Kingdom phasing out the tank in 1995 and either mothballing or selling its reserves to other nations.

See also[edit | edit source]