Watch Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks of The Queen’s Royal Hussars being put through their paces in challenging weather conditions as part of their final preparations for BATUS in Canada.
For Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Alex Porter the live firing exercise was the culmination of months of hard training, as he explained:
“We commenced the Exercise refreshing the basic skills of operating the vehicles and getting the crews working together as cohesive teams, from this we moved into crew firing packages on the ranges to give them experience and confidence before finally progressing to troop firing packages.”
Challenger 2 is the British Army’s main battle tank. The CR2 is based on the Challenger 1 tank, which served with distinction on operations in the Gulf War and the Balkans.
Only five percent of Challenger 2 components are interchangeable with its predecessor, which has had more than 150 major modifications including a completely new turret, L30 CHARM 120mm gun and second generation Chobham armour.