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Challenger II

Armoured warfare is about shock action combined with intense firepower. The British Army is light and lethal - but they also have heavy armour including The Queen's Royal Hussars, who are equipped with the world-beating Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank. The Challenger 2 has been design ed with cutting edge technology and the crews have to be razor sharp to work in a fast-moving and complex environment.

The superb Challenger 2 (CR2) is the British Army's Main Battle Tank. CR2 is based on the Challenger 1 that served with distinction on operations in the Gulf War and the Balkans. You will find a superb visual of the Challenger 2 with details and crew duties, in the Museum.

62,500 kg
Length Gun Forward
Hull Length
Height to Turret Roof
Ground Clearance
Maximum Road Speed
59 kph
Average cross-country speed
40 kph
1200 bhp Perkins-Condor CV12
Main armament
1 x 120mm L30 CHARM Gun (CHallenger main ARMament)
Carried Typically 50 rounds - APFSDS, HESH, Smoke
Secondary armament
Co-axial 7.62mm chain gun; 7.62mm GPMG Turret Mounted for Air Defense
Carried 4000 rounds 7.62mm

. Transparent CR2

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