Incorporating a host of revolutionary design features, Chieftains saw combat in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war; Kuwaiti Chieftains fought the Iraqi army during the invasion of 1990; and British Army specialist engineer Chieftains were used in 1991 during Desert Storm.
The Haynes Chieftain Tank Manual is published in association with The Tank Museum and written by an ex-Chieftain tank commander who was granted full access to The Tank Museums Chieftain collections.
I agree with Nigel, the author does use a lot of military abbreviations. There is a glossary in the back which defines them but it would have been better for us civilians if the phrases were spelled out.
But it's enormously informative!
Excellent, although the author is prone to using abbreviations, so if you haven’t read earlier chapters, then things like “GUE” can leave you stumped.
Not so easy to dip into, unlike the other books in the series, but really informative
Brought back memories of serving on chieftain in Germany
I was positively surprised with the volume of the book. It is way more interesting and thorough than I thought. Highly recommended!
About 2 weeks ago I ordered 12 Haynes manuals from the tank museum. I picked them up from my PO Box yesterday. So far I’ve only scratched the surface of the Churchill. In terms of writing, information, organization, illustration and photographs it is superb. An additional bonus is that, although I live in Arizona, it was less expensive to order the books from The Tank Museum - including DHL shipping than it would have been to get them from Amazon here in the US!