British Army Challenger 1 Mk 3PKAY13426 British Army ChallengerBritish Army Challenger 1 Mk 3British Army Challenger 1 Mk 3
PKAY13426 British Army Challenger
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British Army Challenger 1 Mk 3


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British Army Challenger 1 Mk 3.
British main battle tank (MBT) in service from 1983 to 2001. Armed with a 120mm L11A5 rifled gun (retro-fitted with L30A1), 7.62mm L8A2 & 7.62mm L37A2 machine guns mounted on the turret roof. Equipment included virtually impregnable Chobham composite armour for protection against threats including kinetic energy penetrators and high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rounds. Other defensive measures included laser warning system and smoke grenade launchers. Challenger 1 performed very reliably in the Gulf War in 1991 and without loss. Mk 3 has passive armour plates and extra stowage bins for 120mm rounds.

Link & length tracks, 120mm L11A5 main gun & 7.62mm L37A2 machine gun. Choice of 3 markings (1) Riyal Scots Dragoon Guards, Kuwait 1991; (2) Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, Tank Museum, Bovington; (3) Queen's Royal Dragoon Guards, Bosnia 1996.

1:72 scale plastic model kit from Academy, requires paint and glue.

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