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The Challenger 1 is a Tier 7 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1976-1979
Service: 1983-2001
Vehicles Built: 420
Operators: United Kingdom, Jordan

The Challenger 1 MBT started as an export project for the Shah of Iran. The tank was named Shir back then and plans were made to manufacture hundreds. With Iranian Revolution thwarting those plans, the British military became the primary customer, renaming the tank “Challenger”, a name that came from an army contest. Interestingly enough, despite having cutting edge Chobham armor for its time, the tank kept a rifled 120mm gun in order to maintain the ability to fire HESH shells. Some 420 tanks of this type were built starting from 1983 and the type stayed in service for two decades before it was replaced in 2001 by the Challenger 2 MBT.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • HESH Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 120mm L26A1 CHARM1 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 510 580[note 1] mm 1535 m/s 7.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 120mm L27A1 CHARM3 APFSDS APFSDS Experience 53,580 540 650[note 2] mm 1575 m/s 7.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 120mm L31A4 HESH HESH Stock 460 490 mm 670 m/s 7.60 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %
  • Spall Threshold: 156 mm
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Challenger 1 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 795 mm (vs AP)
1180 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 920 mm (vs AP)
1875 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT's front is protected by composite armor. Composite armor consists of combined layers of steel and other material and offers excellent protection against HEAT shells and ATGMs. Additionally, the unmanned turret that is a part of this configuration takes reduced damage when hit. The Challenger series of MBTs consists of some of the best-protected tanks ever developed.
Mk.III Armor Package
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience 51,440 Credits 608,045 865 mm (vs AP)
1830 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 920 mm (vs AP)
1875 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This package protects the frontal hull with additional armor plating. The Challenger series of MBTs consists of some of the best-protected tanks ever developed.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 120mm L11A5 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.80 s 7.60 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
120mm L26A1 APFSDS
120mm L27A1 APFSDS
120mm L31A4 HESH
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Perkins CV-12-1200 TCA 1200 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55 km/h 30 km/h 7.69 s (0 to 32 km/h)
26.44 s (0 to Max Speed)
29.84° 6 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Spall Liner
Experience 15,585 Credits 184,255 Hit points are increased by 400
Smokegrenades
L5 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Takes 35s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
L8 Smoke Grenades
Experience 23,380 Credits 276,385 Comes with 5 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Experience 38,970 Credits 460,635 Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience 79,160 Credits 935,675 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.8%
Treads02
Improved Tracks
Experience 8,035 Credits 95,005 Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.2%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.9%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 2,700 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Challenger avatar
Avatar
Experience 40,525 Unlocks Vehicle icon for player portrait.
Challenger
Player Title
Experience 27,015 Unlocks a new player title: Challenger.
Currencyrep
9,900 Reputation
Experience 33,770 Provides an injection of 9,900 Reputation.
Currencyrep
9,900 Reputation
Experience 33,770 Provides an injection of 9,900 Reputation.
Currencyrep
9,900 Reputation
Experience 33,770 Provides an injection of 9,900 Reputation.
Currencyrep
9,900 Reputation
Experience 33,770 Provides an injection of 9,900 Reputation.

Footnotes[]

  1. 580 mm at 150m;
    435 mm at 500m
  2. 650 mm at 150m;
    488 mm at 500m
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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