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Challenger 1 : British Main Battle Tank of the Gulf War, Paperback / softback Book

Challenger 1 : British Main Battle Tank of the Gulf War Paperback / softback

Part of the Tank Craft series


During the 1980s and early 1990s the Challenger 1 main battle tank played a central role in Britain's armoured forces and it achieved remarkable success in combat, destroying around 300 Iraqi tanks in the Gulf War.

With its advanced Chobham armour and hydropneumatic suspension system, it was one of the most sophisticated and effective armoured 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 modellers 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 colour 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 modeller needs to recreate an accurate representation of the Challenger 1.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 100 colour & black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Gulf War
  • ISBN: 9781526756534



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