|Vehicle Type||Medium Tank|
|Origin & Designer||Britain/Birmingham Carriage Company|
|Crew||5 (Commander, Gunner, Loaders & Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x QOF 17 pdr L/55 Mk. II Gun|
|Elevation||-10° to +18°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (Powered)|
|Gun Sight||No 33 Mk II S|
|Secondary Armament||1 x 7.62mm M1919A4 Machine Gun (Coaxial)|
|Ammunition Carried||42 x 76.2mm & 3.750 x 7.62mm Rounds|
|Combat Weight||33.000 kg|
|Radio||No. 19 Set|
|Armour||Hull Front: 63mm.|
Hull Sides: 62mm.
Hull Rear: 32mm.
Hull Top: 20mm.
Hull Bottom: 10mm.
Gun Mantlet: 102mm.
Turret Front: 76mm.
Turret Sides: 63mm.
Turret Rear: 57mm.
Turret Top: 20mm.
|Engine||Rolls Royce Meteor V-12 (Petrol)|
|Transmission||5 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||241 km|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||113 km|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||52 kph|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||24 kph|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Notes||Developed as a tank destroyer the Challenger mounted the excellent 17 pdr, the motive behind this was to give armoured units a tank in which to be able to engage the new heavier models of German tanks, the chassis was a lengthened version of the Cromwell and a had new turret to house the large gun. Production totals never exceeded 200 due to the availability of the Sherman Firefly. The Challenger served alongside the Cromwell in armoured reconnaissance regiments.|