Chieftain Main Battle Tank FV4201 Vehicle Lapel Pin
Top quality metals and great detail on this 45mm double rear fixing lapel pin
This is a lapel pin badge with two rear butterfly clasp fixings.
The pin badge depicts a Chieftain Main Battle Tank MBT
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The FV4201 Chieftain was the main battle tank of the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It was the "most formidable main battle tank in the world" at the time of its introduction in 1966 with the most powerful main gun and most effective armour of any tank yet made. This was further improved while in service with Chobham armour upgrades.
A development of the Centurion, the Chieftain introduced the supine (reclining backwards) driver position to British design enabling a heavily sloped hull with reduced height. A new powerpack and improved transmission gave it higher speed than the Centurion despite being heavier due to major upgrades to armour protection and the armament. It remained in service until replaced by the Challenger 1 which shared a large number of the Chieftain's features.
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