The Chieftain vs. the T-72 – Legends of the Cold War


Amid heightened Cold War tensions, troops of Western democracies, such as the Royal Tank Regiment, stood ready to defend against a potential invasion by communist Eastern Bloc nations. Among the tanks that could have spearheaded the invading forces was the formidable T-72. However, in response, the British Army had its own champion, the Chieftain main battle tank. Join Richard “The Challenger” Cutland as he compares these legends and explores how they would have fared in a face-to-face confrontation.

Would the Chieftain, with its superior armor, take the crown, or could we see the T-72 run away with the champion title thanks to its agility and speed?

What do you think? Which of these two iconic vehicles would have stood a better chance on the battlefield? Do you agree with The Challenger’s assessment that a tank is only as good as its crew? Let us know in the comments, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for historical deep dives, news, and more videos.

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