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Community #1 Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:23 PM

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A short historical article from Community Contributor Listy detailing the development and combat usage of the Chieftain tank.

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Sakri #2 Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

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Do we get the tank in the game?

Murphy1up #3 Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:43 PM

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Awesome article from Listy and looking forward to reading more of his articles in our newly created Historical Discussion forum section! 

Tall_Toot #4 Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

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Hmmmm, Cheiftain.....cracking article Listy.

 

Right up there on the real-british-tanks-but-inexplicably-not-here list.

 

You know, next to the Firefly..... :blinky:



martij30 #5 Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:21 PM

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I heard that a WG tank "inspector" (the guys who measure the tank's size etc) was busy on measuring a chieftain's armour. so maybe we'll get a chieftain prototype to replace the imaginary FV215?

The_Challenger #6 Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

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View Postmartij30, on 24 March 2014 - 05:21 PM, said:

I heard that a WG tank "inspector" (the guys who measure the tank's size etc) was busy on measuring a chieftain's armour. so maybe we'll get a chieftain prototype to replace the imaginary FV215?

 

Tank Inspector :smile: sounds ominous. 

 

Chieftain Prototype, well, ummmm :blinky:



Listy #7 Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:33 PM

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Thanks all of you.

 

View PostThe_Challenger, on 24 March 2014 - 05:29 PM, said:

Tank Inspector :smile: sounds ominous. 

I've just got this image of a Herr Flick style gentlemen walking around a tank now.



The_Challenger #8 Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:42 PM

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View PostListy, on 24 March 2014 - 05:33 PM, said:

Thanks all of you.

 

I've just got this image of a Herr Flick style gentlemen walking around a tank now.

Hahah, 



TheKroo #9 Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

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View PostListy, on 24 March 2014 - 06:33 PM, said:

Thanks all of you.

 

I've just got this image of a Herr Flick style gentlemen walking around a tank now.

 

I can pretty much confirm that I sound like Officer Crabtree when I try to speak French:

 



Captain_Karpov #10 Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:07 PM

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A good heavy in the British tank tree? We are not far off April the first....

Hohumm4sh3d #11 Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:21 PM

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Almost gets teed up for being sheite if you ask me.

 

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Listy #12 Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:41 PM

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View PostCaptain_Karpov, on 24 March 2014 - 06:07 PM, said:

A good heavy in the British tank tree? We are not far off April the first....

 

I'm currently trying to track down details on the FV-100 Super heavy tank.

Do not hold your breath.



Conte_Vincero #13 Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:57 PM

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Wait, I thought we had already decided that was a proposal that turned into the Conqueror? Has some new information reared its head in the dark depths of your attic?

Listy #14 Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:15 AM

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View PostConte_Vincero, on 24 March 2014 - 10:57 PM, said:

Wait, I thought we had already decided that was a proposal that turned into the Conqueror? Has some new information reared its head in the dark depths of your attic?

 

That still stands. However I'm pretty sure I've found where the idea and specifications came from, and that might make a nice tier 10. I just need to get to Kew or find someone willing to stump up the £700 quid to get a copy.



sebyanu #15 Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:45 AM

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What is wrong with the game,,,,,it;s not working

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View Postmartij30, on 24 March 2014 - 06:21 PM, said:

I heard that a WG tank "inspector" (the guys who measure the tank's size etc) was busy on measuring a chieftain's armour. so maybe we'll get a chieftain prototype to replace the imaginary FV215?

I always thought of the Cheiftan as being more a medium tank than a heavy tank. It only weighs 4t heavier than a Centurion, and to my knowledge the Chieftan has the same thickness of frontal armour as a Centurion MK2, and actually has less side armour. Pair that with the fact the current Brit T10 medium is one of the most historically inaccurate tank in the game, and I think it's more likely it will replace the current T10 medium than heavy (if it is to be introduced, that is).



Dead_Jester #17 Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

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Chieftain comes closest to a medium tank. It was an MBT trying to combine relative speed and fire-power with survivability.

Agree it should be the T10 Med. Adding the FV is just a bollox idea by Russians who don't like giving the British their iconic vehicles for some odd reason.

T62A allowed but not Chieftans? 

No Firefly even as a premium tank?

No Charioteer (FV4101 Cromwell Heavy AT Gun)?

Real vehicles with real stats? No lets make stuff up...

 


Edited by Dead_Jester, 26 March 2014 - 12:22 PM.


Conte_Vincero #18 Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

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View PostDead_Jester, on 26 March 2014 - 11:17 AM, said:

Chieftain comes closest to a medium tank. It was an MBT trying to combine relative speed and fire-power with survivability.

Agree it should be the T10 Med. Adding the FV is just a bollox idea by Russians who don't like giving the British their iconic vehicles for some odd reason. T62A allowed but not Chieftans? 

 

 

Wait wut?

 

Since when was speed one of the Chieftain's strong points?



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View PostConte_Vincero, on 26 March 2014 - 12:22 PM, said:

 

Wait wut?

 

Since when was speed one of the Chieftain's strong points?

 

Hahah, this comment made me chuckle,:smile:






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