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Challenger II tank
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No: 8898   Contributor: Megashorts   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Vickers-Armstrong   Country: England
Challenger II tank

Picture added on 27 April 2012 at 21:35
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The Tank Museum, Bovington, England, United Kingdom
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Actually a Challenger I

Added by Paul on 28 April 2012.
This is a Challenger 1 and it would not have been built by Vickers Armstrong or even Vickers Defence Systems: that registration number places it in an early batch built by the Royal Ordnance Factory at Barnbow in Leeds, long before the give-away sale to VDS.

Added by Neil Boston. on 28 May 2012.
At last someone else on this site who knows the history and legacy of ROF Leeds.
Armstrong Vickers or BAe Systems are constantly and incorrectly listed as manufacturers of British MBT's, including Centurions, Chieftains and Challengers.
Other than Centurions and the Chieftains sold to Kuwait the majority of British MBT's were built at Barnbow.
I also support your view that the Challenger 1 contract, along with the site at Barnbow was sold to VDS at a knock down price.

Added by Stephen Prosser on 19 November 2013.
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