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FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

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Ron5
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Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Postby Ron5 » 17 Oct 2019, 17:52


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Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 17 Oct 2019, 18:14

Ron5 wrote:rheinmetall-to-show-next_gen-130mm-

Why have they been trucking ... err, on a train, the old 140 mm prototype [tank] around the country,
has it been to try this one out (and now to be outed)?

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Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Postby Lord Jim » 17 Oct 2019, 23:06

Most likely outcome is the 130mm L/51 being pencilled in for the Challenger/Leopard 2/ Leclerc successor, whenever that appears. IF the US adopted it for say a M1A4 that might push the Germans to upgrade some of their Leo 2s, but everyone has too many programmes with not enough resources.


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