Tamiya 300035068 - 1:35 Britischer Kampfpanzer Chieftain Mk.5 (3)
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Letzte Aktualisierung 02.09.2017 19:09 Uhr
British Chieftain Mk. 5 Tank Assembly kit Scale = 1:35th
The Chieftain Tank is one of the best known of the present generation of battlefield weapons, and is one of the
most heavily armoured and armed fighting vehicles in service anywhere today. It has not been without its detractors
or critics, however, and there has been a running debate by military commentators for several years past
on the relative merits of the British Chieftain Tank compared with the main battle tanks of other great military
powers- the United States, Soviet Russia, France and West Germany - whose present equivalent designs
afford a fasinating contrast with Chieftain in many key aspects.
The Chieftain, however, was developed as a result
of British tank experience in World War II and after, and reflects the priorities which British tank men felt to be the
most important terms of firepower, protection and mobility. British tank development in World War II resulted in the
famous Centurion, which first appeared in 1945 in the closing weeks of the war. The Centurion, together with the
Soviet T-34/85, and German Panther, represented the culmination of thinking (arising from actual experience)
which pointed the need for a "universal" tank had, meanwhile, been disturbed by the appearance of the Soviet
Josef Stalin II tank in 1945, with a powerful 122mm gun.
In the Immediate post-war years it became clear that Soviet
Russia and her East European allies (later the Warsaw Pact powers) posed the greatest threat to Western Europe in
any future conflict, and this led, subsequently, to the setting up of NATO. If war broke out, much of the initial fighting
at least would take place in Europe, notably in Northern Germany, and Britain's armoured divisions were either located
in or earmarked for deployement to Germany. The backbone of the Sov
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