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Current peace time Challenger II
tanknick22
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC
Im looking to do a current peacetime Challenger II
using both Tamiya's desertized Challenger II and Trumpeter's Challenger II with the zig zag side skirts
my question is are there visable mounting points on the turret side for the applique armor and are the 2 auxiliary fuel drums on the hull rear?
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 04:53 AM UTC
Maybe this would help ?

http://www.primeportal.net/tanks/stephen_cruickshank/challenger_ii/index.php?Page=1

H.P.
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 07:11 AM UTC
Also have a look at the Tankie Photography FB site, some very nice Chally pics there - https://www.facebook.com/TankiePhotography/ -

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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 09:25 AM UTC
Also join 'Plain Military' group on Facebook. Literally hundreds of photos in the photo section of Challenger 2's on Ex.



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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:06 AM UTC
You could also look at the option doing some extra detailing to the Trumpeter kit. I don't know if the parts in the set could also be used on the Tamiya kit to dial it down to a standard Challenger 2.

https://accurate-armour.com/aa-products/135th-accessories/a053

Upgraded road wheels are also something to consider if you want a current Challenger 2.

https://accurate-armour.com/aa-products/135th-accessories/a084
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:26 AM UTC

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Upgraded road wheels are also something to consider if you want a current Challenger 2.

https://accurate-armour.com/aa-products/135th-accessories/a084



Nice wheels - but they are missing a vital piece of kit (2015 onwards).

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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:30 AM UTC
Nick - I'll upload some images to my Imgur account over the next couple of days and post a link here. I had the chance to go over a CR2 back 2015. It had been pulled off a live-firing exercise for us to photograph, so it's about as 'clean' as you're likely to find.

John
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 02:27 PM UTC
The Tank Museum has just released a 2 part video on Challenger 2 which is well worth a look.
JohnTapsell
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 09:10 AM UTC
As promised - a link to an album of images taken in July 2015 at Castlemartin in South Wales.

Challeneger 2 - Royal Tank Regiment

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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC

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As promised - a link to an album of images taken in July 2015 at Castlemartin in South Wales.

Challeneger 2 - Royal Tank Regiment

John



They're very helpful John - I hope I'm not asking too much by enquiring if you were able to take a similar set of pictures of the CHARRV parked in the background ?
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 09:51 AM UTC
https://www.trackpadpublishing.com/challenger-2-in-germany

http://panzer-modell.de/ausgepackt/archiv/trackpad/chally2.htm
JohnTapsell
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:59 AM UTC

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They're very helpful John - I hope I'm not asking too much by enquiring if you were able to take a similar set of pictures of the CHARRV parked in the background ?



Might have...

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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 03:34 PM UTC
Don't mean to hijack the post or send it off on a tangent...just read an article about the 'new' Cr2 Streetfighter with pics of it in Berlin Bde camo. Does anyone have any back story on what has been developed to bring the tank up to this current Urban spec?
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 09:08 PM UTC
https://youtu.be/Wlap4hoFoXw
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 04:03 AM UTC

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They're very helpful John - I hope I'm not asking too much by enquiring if you were able to take a similar set of pictures of the CHARRV parked in the background ?



Might have...




Ah thats nice!! Would love to have decals like that on my build!