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British Army sends squadron of Challenger 2 tanks to Poland.

| 2022

According to a tweet published by the Polish Ministry of Defense on July 8, 2022, the deployment of a British squadron of 14 Challenger 2 main battle tanks is nearing completion.
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British Army's Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank in Siedlce, Poland. (Picture source: Twitter account of Polish Army)

The Queen’s Royal Hussars is the most senior armored regiment in the British Army, with distinguished service history and close ties to the Duke of Edinburgh. It uses the Challenger 2 main battle tank to strike fear into the hearts of the enemy.

The regiment isn’t just about brute force; it also carries out reconnaissance operations, using Scimitar armored vehicles to seek out enemy units for destruction.

The FV4034 Challenger 2 (MOD designation "CR2") is a third-generation British main battle tank (MBT) in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Oman. It was designed and built by the British company Vickers Defence Systems (now known as BAE Systems Land & Armaments).

The Challenger 2 is equipped with a 120-millimeter (4.7 in) 55-caliber long L30A1 tank gun,[10] the successor to the L11 gun used on the Chieftain and Challenger 1. Uniquely among NATO main battle tank guns, the L30A1 is rifled, because the British Army continues to place a premium on the use of high-explosive squash head (HESH) rounds in addition to armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot rounds.

The Challenger 2 is also armed with an L94A1 EX-34 7.62 mm chain gun and a 7.62 mm L37A2 (GPMG) machine gun. Fifty main armament rounds and 4,200 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition are carried.

The Challenger 2 has a four-man crew. The turret and hull are protected with second generation Chobham armor (also known as Dorchester). It has seen operational service in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Iraq.


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