Tamiya presents the British Challenger 2 MBT to the Military Miniature Series, further addingto the 1/35 scale MM Iraq series of models. Great to build and compare with previouslyreleased British MBT including the Centurion (89555), Chieftain (35068) and Challenger 1(35154) or other vehicles active in Iraq such as the U.S. M1A2 Abrams (35269).
About the Challenger 2 Compared to the Challenger 1 MBT that saw service during the Gulf War, the Challenger 2features improved second generation Chobham armor capable of withstanding armor piercingand 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 thermalgunner s sight. The 120mm L30 rifled main gun provides improved muzzle velocity andaccuracy, and enables the Challenger 2 to discharge armor piercing, HESH, smoke anddepleted uranium rounds. Special modifications to tanks deployed to Iraq included reactivearmor added to the front, composite armor on the sides, a special cover to reduce exhaustheat, canvas skirts to reduce dust ingestion, Commander s Independent Thermal Viewer(CITV) and Combat Identification Panels (CIP).
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