The Challenger 2 tank covered in shrubbery and mounted by 3 British soldiers.

Explained: Meet the Challenger 2 tank heading to Ukraine

The Challenger 2 is the UKs main battle tank, designed to destroy other tanks and has been successfully employed across a number of conflict areas.

British Army Trains Ukrainian Tank Crews on Challenger 2
A Challenger 2 main battle tank from the Kings Royal Hussars Battle Group during an international battle exercise.

What makes a Challenger 2?

Mass: 62.5 tonnes (61.5 long tons; 68.9 short tons), with a combat-ready weight of 75.0 tonnes (73.8 long tons; 82.7 short tons) with add-on armour modules.

Kings Royal Hussar’s led eFP Battlegroup which demonstrated our ability to operate under the tactical command of the Estonian 1st Infantry Brigade.

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