Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank 1987–2006

Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank 1987–2006 cover

Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank 1987–2006

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The Challenger 2 is the current Main Battle Tank of the British Army and represents the culmination of 80 years of tank design. In 1987, its design was presented to the Ministry of Defence in response to a requirement to replace the Chieftain MBT that had been partially superseded by the Challenger 1 MBT. Production began in 1993, and the tank finally entered service in 2002. The tank recently appeared in Iraq, where it proved indispensable during the battle of Basra. This book covers the evolution of the Challenger 2, from its origins and testing to its involvement in the Middle East and Iraq.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the Challenger 2 · Weapons and tactics · Variants and users · Operational history · In combat · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

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Published 10 May 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841768151
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 21 b/w; 24 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 112
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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