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Picture of Khalid
Military Vehicle Photos
No: 8212   Contributor: Megashorts   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Vickers-Armstrong   Country: England
Picture of Khalid

Khalid (also designated 4030P2J - P = Phase & J = Jordan)/Shir (Lion) 1
Jordanian / Iranian variant with running gear of the Challenger 1. Basically this was a transition vehicle from the Chieftain to the Shir 2 which had been intended for Iran but was subsequently cancelled. The Shir 2 tanks became Challenger 1 tanks after reworking at ROF Leeds. The vehicle chassis comprised the front half of a Chieftain Hull, Chieftain running gear and the rear of a 4030/2 Chassis (Sloping Hull). This allowed the fitment in the engine bay of a Rolls-Royce CV8 engine.
Picture added on 04 January 2012 at 08:29
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Tankfest Bovington, United Kingdom
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Khalid was not a Vickers-Armstrong product. It was built by the Royal Ordnance Factory Barnbow, Leeds and its engine was the RR CV12TCA, not the CV8 which went into the Warrior.

Added by Neil Boston on 15 June 2012.
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