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Challenger 2



Overview


Challenger 2

Challenger 2 main battle tank with additional armor on hull front and sides in Kuwait in 2003.

Source: UK MOD - © Open Government License

Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Main battle tank
Entered service
1998
Status
In service
Development
1986 - early 1990's
Developer
United Kingdom - Vickers
Production
1993 - 2002
Producer
United Kingdom - Vickers
Unit cost
GBP 4.2 million
Number produced
446, excluding engineer variants
Designations
FV4034
Notable users
United Kingdom
Oman

Details


Facts Challenger 2
General
Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Main battle tank
Crew
4 (commander, driver, gunner, loader)
Dimensions
Weight
62.5 t combat load, without add-on armor
75.0 t combat load, with add-on armor
Length
13.5 m gun forward
8.3 m hull
Width
3.5 m hull
4.2 m with add-on armor
Height
2.49 m turret roof
Main armament
Type
120mm L30A1 L/55 rifled gun
Ammunition
47 rounds
Traverse
360 degrees, powered, 40 degrees/s
Elevation
-10 to + 20 degrees, powered
Stabilizer
Yes, both axis
Coaxial armament
Type
7.62mm L94A1 (Hughes EX-34) chain gun
Mount
Coaxial with main armament
Ammunition
4.200 rounds in total
Secondary armament
Type
7.62mm L37A2 (FN MAG) machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on turret roof
Ammunition
4.200 rounds in total
Traverse
360 degrees, manual elevation and traverse
Automotive
Chassis
Tracked chassis, 6 roadwheels, idler front and drive sprocket rear
Suspension
Hydropneumatic
Engine model
Perkins CV12-6A
Engine type
26.1 L V12 diesel
Power output
1.200 hp at 2.300 rpm
Torque
4.126 Nm at 1.700 rpm
Fuel
About 1.600 L, optional external fuel tanks
Auxiliary power unit
Exel Wedel APU
Transmission
David Brown TN54E epicyclic
Gears
6 forward, 2 reverse
Mobility
Max speed
59 km/h on road
40 km/h off road
Range
550 km/h on road
250 km/h in the field
Ground clearance
0.5 m
Wall
0.9 m
Trench
2.3 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
30 %
Fording
1.1 m
Protection
Armor type
Dorcherster composite armor
Applique armor
Optional armored side skirts
NBC system
Yes
Smoke
2x5 smoke grenade dischargers

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