Challenger


Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1943
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationCruiser Tank, Challenger Mk. I (A30)
Manufacturer(s)n.a.
Production Quantity200Production Period1943-1945
TypeCruiser/Medium TankCrew5
Length /hull (m)8.15Barrel Overhang (m)n.a.
Width (m)2.91Height (m)2.78
Combat Weight (kg)33000Radio Equipmentn.a.
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament77mm 17-pounder Mk.IIAmmunition Carried42
Traverse (degrees)(360°)Elevation (degrees)-10° to +18°
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament7.62mm MG (coaxial)Ammunition Carriedn.a.

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelRolls Royce MeteorTrack Links126/track
Type & DisplacementV12, 26.9 litresTrack Width39.3cm
Horsepower (max.)600hp@2200rpmTrack Ground Contact450cm
Power/Weight Ratio18.2 hp/tGround Pressure24.2 psi
Gearbox5 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.41
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)n.a.
Range on/off road (km)241/113Gradient (degrees)31°
Mileage (liters/100km)219/466Vertical Obstacle (m)0.91
Fuel Capacity (liters)527Fording (m)1.37
Speed on/off road52/24 km/h (max.)Trench Crossing (m)2.59
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull25mm@24°(lower)14+14mm@90°n.a.10mm@0°
57mm@73°(upper)
Superstructure32mm@17°(glacis)51mm@90°38mm@90°20mm@0°(deck)
64mm@90°(driver)14mm@0°(engine)
Turret63mm@90°40mm@90°40mm@90°10mm@0-25°
Mantlet102mm@various---
BT, WWW2, AN0177, BP13


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