Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank 1987-2006
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Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank 1987-2006 by Simon Dunstan
Book DescriptionThe 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presented to the Ministry of Defence in response to a requirement to replace the Chieftain MBT that had been partially superseded by the Challenger 1 MBT.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. This book covers the evolution of the Challenger 2, from its origins to its involement in the Middle East and Iraq.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841768151
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Simon Dunstan
Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, filmmaker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published with Osprey. He specializes in the subject of armoured warfare, a field in which he has been writing for two decades. His books have covered topics such as helicopter and armoured warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank, the British Guards and armoured warfare in Korea. Simon lives and works in London.
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