Challenger 2

Dick Taylor

The introduction into British army service of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was originally intended to take a mere eighteen months from design to production, but in the event, it took something closer to ten years.
Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Photosniper
Illustration :
198 Color photos, color profiles, gloss paper
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437853
Pages : 88
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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The introduction into British army service of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was originally intended to take a mere eighteen months from design to production, but in the event, it took something closer to ten years. Why this was so is an important part of the Challenger 2 story, and although on the face of it this might seem to be a clear failure, it actually produced the most thoroughly tested and reliable tank ever to enter service with the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC).

The tank has now been in service for twenty years and can be expected to form part of the British army’s inventory – albeit in low numbers – until around 2035, which would make it the longest-serving frontline battle tank ever used by the UK.

REVIEWS
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"Highly recommended."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"Another fine photo-infused profile of the series covers the British tank in rivet-counting glory."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"If modern British tanks interest you, then I can highly recommend this book for your library."

- IPMS/USA

[Dick Taylor] writes in an auhtoritative, no-nonsense style gained through years of service with a premier tank regiment. The text, accompanied by 187 colour photos and 3 pages of line drawn colour schemes, is exactly the right balance for the Modeller or Military Vehicle Historian... [Written] with clarity and humour...his style shows he was an excellent instructor.

- Army Rumour Service

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