Challenger 2 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1998
Type: Main Battle Tank (MBT)
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Vickers Defence Systems / Alvis Vickers Ltd / BAe Systems Land Systems - UK
Design (Crew Space, Dimensions, Weight, and Systems)
Operating Crew: 4
Length: 37.89 feet (11.55 meters)
Width: 11.55 feet (3.52 meters)
Height: 8.17 feet (2.49 meters)
Operating Weight: 69 tons (62,500 kg; 137,789 lb)
Nuclear / Biological / Chemical Protection: Yes.
Nightvision Equipment: Yes (Passive Only).
Installed Power and Standard Road Performance
Engine(s): 1 x Perkins Engines Condor CV12 12-cylinder diesel engine developing 1,200 horsepower at 2,300rpm.
Maximum Road Speed: 37 mph (59 km/h)
Maximum Road Range: 280 miles (450 km)
Armament and Ammunition
1 x 120mm L30 CHARM main gun (CHallenger main ARMament).
1 x 7.62mm coaxial machine gun
1 x 7.62mm anti-aircraft machine gun
2 x 5 smoke grenade dischargers
52 x 120mm APFSDS, HESH, or Smoke projectiles
4,000 x 7.62mm ammunition
10 x Smoke grenades
Global Operators / Customers
Oman; United Kingdom
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Challenger 2 - Base Model Series Designation
Challenger 2E - Export Model with improved cooling system; 1,500hp engine; since cancelled
Challenger 2 Trainer - Driver Trainer Vehicle
Challenger 2 TITAN - Bridgelayer vehicle
Challenger 2 TROJAN - Battlefield Engineering Vehicle.