Chieftain British Cold War Main Battle Tank

Published: September 21st, 2019     
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Author: Robert Jackson
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715
ISBN #: 9781526741431
Price: $22.95
Product provided by: Casemate Publishing

This is another book in the Tank Craft series which details tanks and also covers model kits and accessories to build the tanks covered in the book. This book covers the Chieftain a British Cold War main battle tank. The Chieftain was designed in the late 1950's as the replacement for the successful Centurion tank. It was believed to be the best tank in service with the NATO allies during the 1960's and 70's.

I found this book contains so much detailed information and pictures of the Chieftain and its variants. The Profile pictures are a particular favorite and has given me a few great ideas of the color schemes for when I build my Takom and Tamiya Kits.

It covers the use of the tank during the Iran- Iraq war and the Gulf war.

The chapters on the different model builds and kits are of great interest and will provide a good resource when modelling this tank.

I was impressed at the amount of information and history found in the pages of this extremely enjoyable book. The pictures along are worth the cost of the book. I will find this book indispensible in my library of armor books.

I recommend this book highly to everyone with an interest in armor and especially modelling armor. I very much look forward to other releases in this book series and using this book as reference when I build my kits..

Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

  • Table of Contents
    Table of Contents
  • Sample Page 8
    Sample Page 8
  • Sample Page 19
    Sample Page 19
  • Sample Page 27
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  • Sample Page 37
    Sample Page 37
  • Sample Page 52
    Sample Page 52

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