1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast – FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank - Length: 6.5" (from end of vehicle to tip of the main gun) Width: 2.25”
This Challenger 2 tank model depicts a tank from Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, British Army. The main body is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The turret can rotate all 360 degrees and it has a pair of machine guns attached. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model, Eaglemoss, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.
These models come in what could be described as a disposable blister pack. The packaging is very minimum, the blister back is just big enough to enclose the vehicle and the cardboard backing to which the blister is attached is barely bigger than the lengths and width dimension of the vehicle.
Although these models are inexpensive and just about the size of a (regular) computer mouse, they are certainly not toys. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. However, unlike airplanes and helicopters, tank models don't have all those think and long parts, so in practice, a tank model would be able to withstand more than an airplane or helicopter model.
The FV4034 Challenger 2 is a British main battle tank (MBT) in service with the armies of theUnited Kingdom and Oman. It was designed and built by the British company Vickers Defence Systems (now known as BAE Systems Land & Armaments).
The Challenger 2 is equipped with a 120-millimetre (4.7 in) 55-calibre long L30A1 tank gun,the successor to the L11 gun used on the Chieftain and Challenger 1. Uniquely among NATOmain battle tank armament, the L30A1 is rifled, because the British Army continues to place a premium on the use of high explosive squash head (HESH) rounds in addition to Armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot armour-piercing rounds. The Challenger 2 is also armed with a L94A1 chain gun EX-34 7.62 mm chain gun and a 7.62 mm L37A2 (GPMG) machine gun. 49 main armament rounds and 4,200 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition are carried.
The Challenger 2 is often touted to be one of the best protected tanks in the world. The turret and hull are protected with second generation Chobham armour (also known as Dorchester). But in spite of its platinum reputation, the Challenger 2's front underside hull armour was defeated by an RPG-29 despite being augmented with an ERA package in the infamous August 2006 attack in Iraq.