Challenger 1: Main Battle Tank

Volume II

Robert Griffin

Date Published :
July 2014
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Series :
Illustration :
485 archive photos, 10 color profiles, 3 reference drawings
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788364596001
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11 X 8 inches
Stock Status : In stock


In Challenger 1 Volume 2 Robert Griffin outlines the service career of the Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank and Challenger Repair and Recovery Vehicle. This exciting Photosniper title includes numerous period photographs in color and in black and white, ten color plates and vehicle plans for the Challenger 1 Mk.3 as deployed into combat during Operation Granby. The photos selected for this book include original images from the vehicle’s trials, its service in BAOR, in Bosnia and in Operation Granby. The Challenger 1 and CRARRV are documented in many unpublished photos and detailed walk around photos include examples taken of the Challengers employed in Operation Granby in 1991 and of the CRARRV in its most recent guise. The highs and lows of the Challenger 1’s career in the British Army are described in detail. This work is an excellent reference for the modeler, AFV enthusiast and former crewman, and follows Challenger 1 Volume 1, also available from Kagero Publishing’s Photosniper series.

About The Author

Robert Griffin joined the British Army as a 17 year old Junior Leader and served for many years as an AFV crewman in the 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards in BAOR, BATUS, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the UK and Bosnia. He has written a number of books and articles on armored vehicles of the Cold War period, including definitive works on the FV-214 Conqueror, Chieftain, Challenger 1 and FV432 and RAC in the Cold War (with Merlin Robinson). He lives at Hucclecote, Gloucestershire and is actively involved in the Army Cadet Force.


"an excellent companion to the first volume and one that will be a boon to modellers, as well as being of interest to many ex-servicemen who will remember the time they spent working with them."

- Military Modelling

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