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Challenger 1 Falcon
Challenger 1 Falcon
Details
Tier / Class:
8 MBT
Nation:
Jordan
Dealer:
Special
Cost:
9000 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
560
DPM:
4,200
Penetration:
690 mm
Hit Points:
3,250
Hull F/S/R:
355 / 275 / 80
Turret F/S/R:
255 / 200 / 48
Max Speed:
55.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.63 s
Hull Traverse:
32.72 deg/s
Camouflage:
17%
Vision:
435 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.103°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -1.5°
Turret Traverse Speed:
40.40 deg/s

The Challenger 1 Falcon (In-game as Chall. 1 Falc.) is a Premium tier 8 Main Battle Tank originating from Jordan. It is a Premium Vehicle sold as part of one of the new Collector's Editions. This is a special event premium vehicle that can only be purchased during special sales events.

Player Recommendations[]

The FALCON should be played like a tank destroyer, albeit lacking the stealth, view range, and mobility of one. The armor (other than front of the turret) is extremely weak, and when coupled with bad mobility makes it extremely poor at CQB firefights. The turret, while poorly armored, is very narrow, well sloped, and covered in a very thick mantle that offers surprisingly good protection; should a round make it through, the turret is unmanned, similarly to the Terminator series or the EXP tank. The narrowness of the turret and placement of the gun and autoloader modules do make them vulnerable to damage, however, so getting cannon durability is a good idea. It has a rather potent DPM (losing only to its Russian and Chinese counterparts) and is accurate even with a low-level crew. The shells themselves lack damage output, though the good penetration and 8-second base reload somewhat compensate for this. However, only commanders and retrofits can improve the autoloader fire rate. Good gun angles coupled with the turret design enable the FALCON to handle well in hull-down, though the limited mobility and low hull armor makes it vulnerable in the open, or if an opponent rush its position.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Premium vehicle with increased credit and reputation earnings
  • Comes with a unique camo
  • Unmanned turret, so it takes less damage should a round go through
  • The frontal turret armor is covered by an extremely thick "mantle" capable of resisting even tier 10 rounds
  • Good gun depression angles
  • Autoloader, so it has max DPM even with a level 1 crew
  • Very high DPM for an MBT; loses out only to Russian and Chinese MBTs
  • Very good accuracy and aim time
  • Good health pool

Cons[]

  • Poorly armored hull roughly on par with tier 6 MBTs,though a patch made the Challenger series driver's viewport very thick
  • Very low mobility
  • Poor damage per shot
  • Gun and autoloader can be damaged very easily, as the entire "mantle" houses both
  • Autoloader, so its DPM can only be increased by Commanders or Retrofits
  • Poor camouflage
  • Can only be purchased during select events

Suggested Research Order[]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Improved Breech
  • Augmented Optics/Telescoping Optics
  • Advanced Muzzle Referencing System
  • Improved Filter systems

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

Commander; Freja Højbjerg

Driver; Off-Road Driving, Spin to Win

Gunner; Sharpshooter, Do the Twist/Preventative Maintenance

Armor[]

Challenger 1 Falcon Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 355/275/80 Composite 255/200/48 Composite None
The Challenger 1 Falcon utilizes the standard hull with a low profile unmanned turret that retains the strong composites on the frontal arc. This reduces weight while retaining protection, improving both vehicle and crew survivability.


Firepower[]

120mm RUAG L50 Smoothbore Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm DM43A1 APFSDS AP Stock 560 0m 690mm 0.10° 1,650 m/s 8.00s
120mm DM12A1 HEAT-MP HEAT Stock 575 m 700mm 0.11° 1,140 m/s 8.00s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Perkins CV12-1200 TCA Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.63s {{{0-max}}} 32.40deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 2000-2004
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 2-3
Operators: N/A

The Falcon is an experimental turret developed in the early 2000s in Jordan as an upgrade to the Jordanian Al-Hussein (Challenger 1) Main Battle Tanks. It's a low profile turret, armed with an automatically loaded Swiss 120mm L/50 RUAG smoothbore gun, capable of firing standard NATO ammunition. The operator controls the turret from inside the vehicle's hull, significantly improving crew protection. A prototype was built and tested, but the design was never mass-produced.

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