• Challenger, New Vanguard 23, Osprey

Challenger, New Vanguard 23, Osprey


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The successor to the Chieftain from the 1960's, work began in 1976 on development of a new MBT specifically for the Iranian army, who needed a more capable tank than the Chieftain to suit their climatic and geographical conditions. However, once the revolution occurred in 1979 the British army was reluctantly forced to accept this new design themselves. Once in service there were technical problems resulting in various modifications. However, the Challenger would go on to great success in the Gulf War, playing crucial roles in both Desert Storm and Desert Sabre operations.

In this book, Simon Dunstan examines this tank in detail, evaluating its performance both on the test range and in the field of battle. 


Design and Development

Challenger Technical Description

Canadian Army Trophy 1987

Challenger to Challenger 2

The Gulf War - Operation Desert Sabre

Colour Plate Commentary.

Publisher: Osprey Publishing 

Description: 48 pages, Paperback, 248 X 185 mm. 

Condition: POOR. Copy with heavy distortion (due to moisture wear). However, the book's information (text, photos & colour plates) are completely available to the reader.

Shipping weight: 320 gr.

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