By Simon Dunstan
The successor to the Chieftain from the 1960's, paintings all started in 1976 on improvement of a brand new MBT particularly for the Iranian military, who wanted a extra able tank than the Chieftain to fit their climatic and geographical stipulations. although, as soon as the revolution happened in 1979 the British military was once reluctantly pressured to just accept this new layout themselves. as soon as in provider there have been technical difficulties leading to a variety of differences. even though, the Challenger might cross directly to nice good fortune within the Gulf conflict, taking part in an important roles in either wilderness typhoon and desolate tract Sabre operations. during this e-book, Simon Dunstan examines this tank intimately, comparing its functionality either at the try out diversity and within the box of conflict.
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