Challenger 2


The British Main Battle Tank

By: Robert Griffin, M. P. Robinson
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Images of War
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781473896659
Published: 8th November 2017
RRP / Print Price: £15.99

Current purchase price:
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Challenger 2

For much of the Cold War, the British Armys main battle tanks (MBT) were first the Centurion and then the Chieftain. The question of the latters replacement became urgent when in 1980 MBT80 was cancelled. While the Royal Ordnance Challenger (originally the Shir 2) was acquired as a stop gap its design and capability limitations quickly became apparent.

Vickers then took over the Royal Ordnance tank building facility and against stiff foreign competition developed the Challenger 2.

This superbly researched and illustrated book tells the story of the evolution and subsequent successful career of Challenger 2 which has seen distinguished service in war and peace since 1990 and has proved itself one of the worlds most formidable fighting vehicles. The authors do not shy away from technical detail and make comparisons with competitors. The result is an objective and authoritative work which will delight military equipment buffs, modellers and wargamers.

 




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