The UK will transfer Challenger-2 tanks to Ukraine, delivery of 14 vehicles is expected. The Challenger 2 tank entered service with the UK in 1995, and now there are about 220 of them. The tank is equipped with powerful multi-layer armor "Dorchester", in the fighting in Iraq, when one of the tanks got stuck, the armor withstood 15 hits from RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launchers. The reinforced armor of the tank affected its weight, and it is simply colossal, from the base 63 tons it can reach 75 with all the protective elements. Naturally, this affected the patency of the tank not for the better, in addition, in the event of a breakdown, the tank would be problematic to evacuate. The Challenger 2 has a rifled 120 mm cannon, in 2002 NATO tested tanks for accuracy. The Leopard 2A5 tank turned out to be the most accurate gun - 78% of hits, the M1A2 Abrams and French Leclerc tanks were second - 72% of hits, the number of hits of the Challenger 2 was 69%, after that the tank's fire control system was upgraded. The tank uses manual loading of the gun, first a projectile is inserted into the gun, and then a powder charge, the rate of fire with this method of loading is about 7 rounds per minute at a distance of up to 8 km. The tank is equipped with a thermal imager, with a working distance of up to 3000 m. Engine power 1500 l. s, allows the tank to reach speeds over rough terrain up to 40 km / h. The crew of the tank is 4 people. The price of the Challenger-2 tank is 6.8 million dollars.