Chieftain Armoured Troop (TBBX01)

Chieftain Armoured Troop (TBBX01) Chieftain Armoured Troop (TBBX01)
includes five plastic Chieftain tanks, one resin tank commander sprue, one decal sheet and four unit cards.

The British fought the Second World War in fast light tanks, outgunned by their opponents. Now, the Chieftain tank has the thickest armour and biggest gun of any tank in NATO.

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With its usual professionalism, the British Army has prepared for war. Now, as the Soviet Army floods across the border into West Germany, it is ready and waiting. Scorpion and Scimitar light tanks skirmish with the Soviet forward detachments as the Chieftain armoured regiments wait to strike back. The infantry hold the towns and woods, forcing the enemy into killing zones. If anything breaks through, the airmobile troops in their Lynx helicopters will hold them. The British Army is ready!

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Iron Maiden - British Army in World War III
When it entered service in 1966, the Chieftain was a behemoth capable of overpowering any tank in existence. It still is, despite twenty years of evolution in tank design, a tough opponent. This evolution has not passed the Chieftain by. The front of its turret now bears a layer of ‘Stillbrew’ armour, maintaining its edge as one of the best protected tanks in the world.
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The massive rifled 120mm gun has also withstood the test of time. It uses a separate charge and round which allowed more ammunition to be carried, with less chance of the tank ‘brewing up’ when hit. Firing the latest anti-tank rounds, it can penetrate any tank in existence at long range, while its HESH (High Explosive Squash Head) rounds are extremely deadly against troops in buildings and bunkers.

Designed by Tim Adcock
Painted by Aaron Mathie

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Painting NATO Camouflage

Painting British Camouflage

All the colours you need to paint the standard green and black camouflage pattern of British vehicles can be found in the Quartermasters Paint Set and the Team Yankee British Paint Set.


Chieftain Armoured Troop Box Contents
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Plastic Chieftain Sprue (x5)
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Reson Tank Commander Sprue (x1)
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Unit Cards (x4)  
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Chieftain Armoured Troop (TBBX01) Decal Sheet (x1)
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Assembling The Plastic Chieftain
Aaron demonstrates the process of assembling the Chieftain for the British forces in Team Yankee.
Step 1: Start by gluing the tracks to each side of the lower hull section. Step 2: Next, glue on the hull rear plate to the back of the lower hull section.
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Step 3. Attach the top deck of the hull to the lower hull section. Step 4. Next, attach the track skirts to the each side of the hull.
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Below: The plastic Chieftain includes a turret option for the Stillbrew armour upgrade. The Stillbrew turret can be seen on the left in the image below. The regular turret without the Stillbrew upgrade can be seen on the right.
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Step 5. Once you've decided on a turret option, attach it to the lower turret section. Step 6. Add the rear turret plate. Step 7. Next, attach the storage baskets to the sides of the turret.
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Below: The Chieftain comes with both a closed and open version of the Commander's cupola.
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Step 8. Next, attach the cupola of the choice to the top of the turret. Step 9. Attach the searchlight housing to the side of the turret.
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Step 10. Attach the machine-gun to the cupola. Step 11. Next, attach the 120mm main gun to the front of the turret. Step 12. Attach the turret peg to the base of the turret in order to secure the turret to the hull.
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Adding Rare Earth Magnets
Alternatively, you may choose to glue rare earth magnets into the recess in the hull and to the bottom of the turret. Magnets are a quick and secure way of fixing your turrets to the hulls, as an alternative to the included plastic peg.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105) are available through the online store here...

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105)
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Below: With the turret now secured to the hull, the Chieftain is now fully assembled.
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British Vehicle Painting Guide for Iron Maiden
Find out how to paint the distinctive green and black camouflage pattern on British vehicles and helicopters as Aaron takes us through the process with our new Chieftain model.
 


Last Updated On Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Blake at Battlefront