Iran has made new changes to the Chieftain tanks that are currently in their arsenal, the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported this week.

The most significant change to these combat vehicles is the replacement of the L-60 engine with the 840 hp. The 840 hp engine comes from the Russian-made T-72S tanks, which are currently in the arsenal of the Iranian Armed Forces.

The old two-stroke engines are often criticized for significant shortcomings that appeared during operations. As it turns out, they are not well equipped to work in desert conditions and overheat a lot. In addition, due to various issues, there are problems with spare parts.

The Chieftain tanks are currently in use by Iran and Iraq, where they were previously used during the ten-year-long war between the two neighboring countries.

These tanks were taken out of service a quarter of a century ago in Britain, and they can only be seen there in museums and private collections.

Source » almasdarnews

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