Challenger 2 main battle tank Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Tanks


Country of Origin: Britain

The Challenger 2 evolved from the Challenger 1 improvement program (CHIP) to become essentially a new tank. The turret is a new design, incorporating second-generation Chobham armor (called Dorchester) with a significant increase in protection against both kinetic energy and chemical energy attacks. It is a composite armor thought to contain a mixture of tough ceramic tiles in a titanium alloy matrix, reinforced by metal plating. The turret crew positions are similar to those of the...

 

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