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A pair of Challenger 2 (enhanced) MBT's watching over a ridgeline in Syria, 2008

Challenger 2 is the main battle tank for British forces. It is an upgrade over the old Challenger 1 tanks. It is almost as durable as the Abrams tank, but the best AT-weapons can disable it quickly. The enhanced version has applique armor and SLAT-armor which makes it a little bit better. It is a better tank than the T-72's that the Syrians field. It can be found in the game Combat Mission: Shock Force British Forces.

Technical information[]

  • 120mm rifled gun
  • Coaxial 7,62mm chain gun
  • 7,62mm GPMG mounted on the turret
  • .50 cal RCWS (Enhanced version)
  • Advanced fire control system
  • 2nd Generation Chobham armour
  • Dorchester level 2 applique armor (Enhanced version)
  • 1,200bhp Perkins-Condor CV12 engine
  • Weighs 62.5 tons
  • Ammo:
    • 120mm HESH
    • 120mm APFSDS
    • 120mm WP
    • 12.7mm (Enhanced version)
    • 7.62mm
  • Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Variants in the game[]

British Forces (CMSF):

  • Challenger 2 (Telic): The basic MBT. 
  • Challenger 2 (Enhanced): Added toe armour to the front, SLAT-armour to the turret and the rear, applique armor to the turret and .50cal RCWS mounted on the turret. 


  • British Forces Module Manual v1.20