Tank v Tank: Chieftain v T-62


We are excited to announce that World of Tanks is proudly sponsoring and assisting in the production of an exciting series in collaboration with The Tank Museum. This episode marks the beginning of our partnership, and we look forward to sharing more episodes in the future!

In the first sponsored episode of Tank v Tank, you will join Paul Famojuro, a Content Creator at The Tank Museum, as we delve into the historic face-off between two iconic Cold War tanks: the Chieftain and the T-62. These formidable machines were designed to battle each other during a potential NATO versus Warsaw Pact conflict in Europe. Instead, they found themselves confronting each other in the turbulent battlegrounds of the Middle East.

The Chieftain

The Chieftain was the backbone of the British Army for over 30 years, renowned for its heavy armor. Despite its reputation for reliability issues in earlier versions, by 1981, the Chieftain had become a formidable war machine. Its L11 gun, with a muzzle velocity of 1,370 m/sec, could penetrate 355 mm vertical armor at 1,000 m.

  • Armor Thickness: Up to 280 mm
  • Main Gun: 120 mm L11 rifled gun
  • Maximum Speed: 25 mph

In-game, we have multiple Chieftains. One popular option is the IX FV4201 Chieftain Proto

The T-62

On the opposing side, we have the T-62, a Soviet tank designed with a focus on mobility and mass production. Lighter than the Chieftain, the T-62 offered a nimble and reliable platform for battlefield operations. The T-62 weighed 37 tons, and its ammunition, with a muzzle velocity of 1,600m/sec, could penetrate 228 mm vertical armor at 1,000m.

  • Armor Thickness: 230 mm
  • Main Gun: 115 mm smoothbore gun
  • Maximum Speed: 31 mph

In-game, you can find the X T-62A

The Iran-Iraq War saw a significant clash between Chieftain and T-62 tanks. This battle provides valuable insights into tank warfare and the tactical decision-making that goes into it. Despite their differences in design and capabilities, real-world combat scenarios often reveal unexpected challenges and outcomes. We invite you to join us on this journey as we dive into how different tanks compare to each other.

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