Challenger 2

Dick Taylor

Publication date:
June 2019
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198 Color photos, color profiles, gloss paper
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ISBN : 9788365437853

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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The introduction into British army service of the Challenger2 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 longestserving frontline battle tank ever used by the UK.


… a fantastic visual reference for the modeller.

This book is for anyone interested in the Challenger 2, and as one of those people it makes for an interesting and informative read. Very highly recommended.

[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

Dick Taylor ...has delivered a very worthy tome.This is an excellent resource for both academics and scale model-makers, and will prove to be a ‘must have' for the details modellers require. Recommended.
Scale Military Modelling International Magazine

I imagine a lot of current and ex-'tankies' will be interested in this one, while the references of the tank actually in service will be a boon for armour modellers looking for that touch of extra detail/authenticity for their models.
Military Model Scene