Trumpeter British Challenger 2 (TM00323)
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Trumpeter British Challenger 2 MBT Operation Telic Iraq 2003
Vicker Challenger 2 is an advanced main battle tank built by the UK company, Alvis s Ltd (formerly Vickers Defence Systems). Although similar in appearance to Challenger 1, the Challenger 2 MBT has many improvements including a brand new turret armed with the latest 120mm L30 rifled tank gun firing a new APFSDS-T (Armour Piercing Fin Discarding Sabot Tracer) projectile with a depleted uranium penetrator. Challenger 2 is in service with the British Army and with the Royal Army of Oman. The UK placed orders for 127 Challenger 2 tanks in 1991 and an additional 259 in 1994. In 1993 Oman ordered 18 Challenger 2 tanks and an order for a further 20 tanks was placed in November 1997. Challenger 2 entered service with the British Army in June 1998 and the last of the 386 tanks was delivered in April 2002. Deliveries for Oman were completed in 2001. Challenger 2 has seen operational service in Bosnia and Kosovo. British Army Challenger 2 tanks were deployed on active service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Scale - 1:35
Dimensions - Length 333mm, Width 114mm & Height 87mm
Number of parts - 435
Decal markings - Iraqi Freedom Operation Telic