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British Challenger by amipal British Challenger by amipal
A Challenger tank on display during Tankfest 2012, Bovington Tank Museum, United Kingdom.

The Challenger was instrumental during the Gulf War and liberation of Kuwait, engaging and destroying enemy tanks by shooting through sand berms.
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warbro22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
"that Abrams over there i wonder if i can hit itfrom here"
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x-Silent-Night-x Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
they still use these?
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amipal Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
No, they were completely replaced by the Challenger 2 by 2001.
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x-Silent-Night-x Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
did they sell any of them?
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
A lot of people fail to realize that the USA's Abrams, the UK's Challenger, and Germany's Leopard are all really the same basic tank.
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Clemona Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Not really. Each one has a different hull shape and different armor packages, and the Abrams even has a turbine engine. Not to mention that the interior layout of each is different.  
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Yeah, the Abrams is kinda the black sheep of the bunch because it has neither a diesel engine nor a rifled gun.
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Ferres Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015   Digital Artist
I think the cold war strategy was that European tanks like the Challenger and Leopard2 were to hold the line or at least slow down a Soviet massed tank offensive. So they were somewhat heavier and could take more punishment. The Abrams would then come in later for the counter attack, reason why they were made to be fast.

Of course later iteration of the Abrams have made them much heavier now.
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Clemona Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
I rifled gun will wear faster when firing high speed projectiles like an APFSDS. And the turbine engine can use many fuels besides diesel and is much quieter. 
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The mighty Challenger 2. :pride:
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thingmebob Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Nice shot - GREAT tank :)
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amipal Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers, and thanks for the :+fav:! :)
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thingmebob Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Your welcome :)
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
British Challenger tanks destroyed approximately 300 Iraqi vehicles, including achieving the longest-range tank-kill in history. Booya. :D
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Charios Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Tank for fighting and winning, not for competitions ;)
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed.

It didn't do too well in the CAT competition against the Abrams and Leopard2.
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amipal Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Booya indeed! Thanks for the :+fav:! :D
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Rache1911 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorites!
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good shot :thumbsup:
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amipal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jack! :)
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Chilli-Con-Dre Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Another favourite of mine, a wicked shot of it too!
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amipal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It has a nice chiselled look to it doesn't it? :)
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Chilli-Con-Dre Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it looks a bit smoother and more elegant whewn compared to the most recent upgrade of the Challenger 2
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