Challenger 2

Tamiya 1/ 35 Challenger 2

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About the Challenger 2

Compared to the Challenger 1 MBT that saw service during the Gulf War, the Challenger 2 features improved second generation Chobham armor capable of withstanding armor piercing and 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 thermal gunner's sight. The 120mm L30 rifled main gun provides improved muzzle velocity and accuracy, and enables the Challenger 2 to discharge armor piercing, HESH, smoke and depleted uranium rounds. Special modifications to tanks deployed to Iraq included reactive armor added to the front, composite armor on the sides, a special cover to reduce exhaust heat, canvas skirts to reduce dust ingestion, Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV) and Combat Identification Panels (CIP).

About the model

  • 1/35 scale plastic assembly kit of the British main battle tank Challenger 2. 
  • Overall length=334mm, Overall width=115mm 
  • Accurate replication of Challenger 2 tank including new turret and 120mm 55 caliber smoothbore main gun. 
  • Features new accurately replicated tracks and wheels. 
  • CITV and gunner's sight lens cover can be assembled opened or closed. 
  • Transparent parts used to replicate gun sight lens, headlights, tail lights and rotating light. 
  • Commander and loader half-body figures and 3 sets of markings included with kit.