The Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank is the current MBT of the British Army and represents the culmination of 80 years of tank design. Its development began in 1986. In 1987, the design was presented to the Ministry of Defense in response to a requirement to replace the Chieftain MBT that had been partially superseded by the Challenger 1 MBT. Production began in 1993, and the tank finally entered service in 2002. This tank recently appeared in Iraq, where it proved indispensable during the battle of Basra.
Please see the paint guides below for Trumpeter’s suggested colors.
Total Parts: 521
- 8 sprues, turret, upper hull, lower hull, tracks and poly cap
- 250mm brass wire for towing cable
- Assembly and painting required
- Photo-etched parts
- Full-length vinyl tracks