Compared to the Challenger 1 MBT that saw service during the Gulf War, the Challenger 2 features improved second generation Chobham armor capable of withstanding armor piercing and shape charge rounds. The fire control system was updated with the latest digital technology, including a panoramic commander's sight with built-in laser rangefinder and a thermal gunner's sight. The 120mm L30 rifled main gun provides improved muzzle velocity and accuracy, and enables the Challenger 2 to discharge armor piercing, HESH, smoke and depleted uranium rounds. Special modifications to tanks deployed to Iraq included reactive armor added to the front, composite armor on the sides, a special cover to reduce exhaust heat, canvas skirts to reduce dust ingestion, Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV) and Combat Identification Panels (CIP).
About the Model
1/35 scale plastic assembly kit of the British main battle tank Challenger 2. Overall length=334mm, Overall width=115mm Accurate replication of Challenger 2 tank including new turret and 120mm 55 caliber smoothbore main gun. Features new accurately replicated tracks and wheels. CITV and gunner's sight lens cover can be assembled opened or closed. Transparent parts used to replicate gun sight lens, headlights, tail lights and rotating light. Commander and loader half-body figures and 3 sets of markings included with kit.