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Vickers-Armstrong FV 4201 Chieftain

Vickers-Armstrong FV 4201 Chieftain in Clarkson: Unleashed on Cars, Documentary, 1996 IMDB

Class: Others, Military armored vehicle — Model origin: UK

Vickers-Armstrong FV 4201 Chieftain

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-11-17 23:55

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The vehicle used to blow the Yugo up into oblivion, which is also in this submission :D

G-MANN UK

2006-11-18 00:11

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This is a 56 ton Chieftan tank.

stronghold EN

2006-11-18 02:08

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G-MANN UK

2006-11-18 02:12

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Well, he didn't actually fire anything at it, the Yugo obviously had a few explosives inside, if the tank had really hit it with a shell, it wouldn't still be sitting in the same spot afterwards.

G-MANN UK

2006-11-18 02:53

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Doesn't anyone know the manufacturer of the Chieftain?

stronghold EN

2006-11-18 03:02

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G-MANN wrote Well, he didn't actually fire anything at it, the Yugo obviously had a few explosives inside, if the tank had really hit it with a shell, it wouldn't still be sitting in the same spot afterwards.

..you're right ...the explosion's pop & bang inside the car (..a real shell would have oblitterated it.!)

stronghold EN

2006-11-18 03:04

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G-MANN wrote Doesn't anyone know the manufacturer of the Chieftain?

..just checked a book ...Made by Vickers.!

stronghold EN

2006-11-18 03:17

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there are many versions of this tank (the book I checked ..was 1983 ..and the chieftain was mk.5 ...and Not Vickers-armstrong ..but Vickers ltd. defence systems division, Newcastle-upon-Tyne,England.)
...are you sure it's Fv 4201?

G-MANN UK

2006-11-18 03:22

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I looked at the wikipedia article and I gathered FV 4201 was the basic code for the tank (like M1 is for the Abrams tank) but to be honest I don't know much about this tank, I don't which version this is. There is another Chieftain tank on this site (on the Mr Bean page) with Vickers-Armstrong listed as the manufacturer, but I'm no expert.

stronghold EN

2006-11-18 03:24

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G-MANN wrote I looked at the wikipedia article and I gathered FV 4201 was the basic code for the tank (like M1 is for the Abrams tank) but to be honest I don't know much about this tank, I don't which version this is. There is another Chieftain tank on this site (on the Mr Bean page) with Vickers-Armstrong listed as the manufacturer, but I'm no expert.

According to Alexanders comments (on the bean page), he was also unsure when vickers-armstrong, became Vickers plc.

TheHeartbreakKid15 EN

2015-05-19 02:03

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This is a late model with Stillbrew armour on the front of the turret and the TOGS system (thermal operated gunnery sight). The control box for TOGS is on the left side of the turret (our right in the pictures) Without knowing the registration I can't tell if we at the museum still have this particular tank.

TheHeartbreakKid15 EN

2016-08-31 01:46

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After a bit of digging, I've found out that this particular Chieftain is a Mark 10 and is still part of the running fleet at the museum. She's known as Boudicca (although someone recently painted the name Balaklava over it) and had problems with her final drive last year, she isn't driven as much any more as she used to take part in the Tanks in Action display which the museum held during on peak holiday periods. The display has now been downsized to just one tank which is a Canadian Leopard C2 whilst Boudicca/Balaklava is enjoying semi-retirement.

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