Challenger 1
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Challenger 1

British Main Battle Tank of the Gulf War

Author:Robert Griffin
Dimensions:8.25" x 11.5"
Photos:100 color & black and white illustrations
Publisher:Pen and Sword Military
Item No. 9781526756534

During the 1980s and early 1990s the Challenger 1 main battle tank played a central role in Britain’s armored forces and it achieved remarkable success in combat, destroying around 300 Iraqi tanks in the Gulf War. With its advanced Chobham armor and hydropneumatic suspension system, it was one of the most sophisticated and effective armored vehicles of the time and, in a modified form, it is still in service with the Jordanian army. It is also a popular subject with tank modelers and enthusiasts, which is why this volume in the TankCraft series is of such value.Archive photos of the Challenger 1 in service and extensively researched color profile illustrations depict the tank throughout its operational life. A large part of the book showcases available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined and provide everything the modeler needs to recreate an accurate representation of the Challenger 1.