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Challenger 2 - The British Main Battle Tank (Images of War)
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Topic: Foreign Militaries
Subject: Military & War
Author: M P Robinson, Robert Griffin
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Publication Year: 2018
Language: English
Format: Paperback


Challenger 2

The British Main Battle Tank

M P Robinson, Robert Griffin

  • For much of the Cold War, the British Army's main battle tanks (MBT) were first the Centurion and then the Chieftain. The question of the latter's replacement became urgent when in 1980 MBT80 was canceled. 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, modelers and wargamers.

  • Series: Images of War
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (January 23, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1473896657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473896659
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 10 inches