Friday, August 13

Preview: 1/35th scale British Main Battle Tank Chieftain Mk10 from Meng

Meng has surprised pretty much everyone who wasn't in the know with this - a brand new tooled British Main Battle Tank Chieftain Mk10 in 35th scale just announced today. We have some of their information on the new kit and what to expect in our preview...

The Birth of the “Chieftain” from Meng

British Main Battle Tank Chieftain Mk10
From: Meng 
Kit No: TS-051 
1/35th scale
The subject: The Chieftain Mk10
The Chieftain was a second-generation British main battle tank developed in the late 1950s. It was the main equipment of the British Army between the 1960s and the 1980s, and it had many variants. As the priority was given to the firepower and protection, this tank was equipped with the then-most advanced 120mm L11A5 rifled gun in the world. 
The gun’s excellent performance made Chieftain famous. The hull front and turret used thick cast armor. The tanks starting from Mk10 received the Stillbrew add-on armor for extra protection. The later installation of the 750 hp engine also improved the weak mobility of earlier variants.
The kit: Meng's #TS-051 1/35th scale Chieftain Mk10 British Main Battle Tank 
It took 6 years to development of the real Centurion tank to its entry of service. As a con-incidence, it has also been 6 years since our last article of the The Birth of the “Chieftain”. After 6 years of work, Meng has brought forward its long awaited Chieftain. This latest MENG TS-051 1/35 British Main Battle Tank Chieftain Mk10 model will be 302mm long and 104.5mm wide after assembly. This kit includes precision PE parts and two paint schemes. Now let’s take a look at the details.

The breakdown of Stillbrew composite armor follows its installation on the real vehicle.All crew hatches can be built open or closed.
The gun mantlet cover and gun barrel thermal sleeve are designed by digital sculpting.
The infrared searchlight has internal construction.
The horizontal spring suspension and shock absorbers are accurately replicated.
This kit includes easy-to-assemble single-pin workable tracks.

Clear lights, observation ports and optical sight parts are included.
You can find out more about Meng's newest kits on the Meng Website