The superb Challenger 2 (CR2) is the British Army's Main Battle Tank.
Only 5 per cent of Challenger 2 components are interchangeable with its predecessor; over 150 major modifications include a completely new turret, L30 CHARM 120mm gun and second generation Chobham armour.
Challenger 2's Thermal Observation and Gunnery (TOGS) displays a magnified image for the commander and gunner. The commander has a gyro-stabilised fully panoramic sight with laser range finder and thermal imager. The gunner is equipped with a gyro-stabilised primary sight with a laser range finder and coaxially mounted auxiliary sight. The driver's position has an image-intensifying day and night periscope, and the loader has a day sight.
Length 11.55 m (gun front)
Width 3.5 m
Height to turret roof 2.49 m
Combat Weight 62,500 kg
Main Armament 120 mm L30 CHARM (Callenger Main Armament) Gun
Ammunition 50 rounds-APFDS-HESH-Smoke
Secondary Armament Co-Axial 7.62 mm Chain Gun, 7.62 GPMG turret mounted
Ammunition 4000 rounds 7.62 mm
Engine 1200 BHP Perkins-Condor V12
Max Speed 59 kph