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FV4034 Challenger 2
FV4034 Challenger 2
Tier / Class:
United Kingdom
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
600 (630)
3,192 (3,609)
690 (718) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
680 / 100 / 64
Turret F/S/R:
625 / 480 / 48
Max Speed:
55.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
9.52 (7.26) s
Hull Traverse:
24.60 (31.10) deg/s
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / 1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
26.80 deg/s

The Challenger 2 is a Tier 9 Main Battle Tank originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked with a tier 9 Unlock Token, and unlocks a tier 10 Unlock Token, which can be used on the PL-01, T-15 HIFV, T-14 Armata, and FV4034 Challenger 2 ATDU.


  • Heavy armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber : the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

Player Recommendations[]

The Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank is one of the most armored vehicles in the game. Sporting excellent frontal protection from almost any threat, this vehicle is designed for spearheading an attack and pushing through fire which would devastate nearly any other vehicle in the game. While its gun is mediocre, its armor allows for it to push in close to enemies, and its large health pool allows it to absorb damage. While dangerous, it should be used in conjunction with other more mobile vehicles, as its slow mobility makes it vulnerable to flanking.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Excellent Armor
  • ERA armor upgrade provides excellent protection against ATGMs
  • Large health pool
  • HESH rounds are available


  • Mediocre firepower
  • Limited to only APFSDS and HESH
  • Poor mobility compared to same tier MBTs

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading to the TES (H) ERA and Cage Package will boost protection against incoming threats, so they should be prioritized early on. The MT 883 Diesel Engine will heavily improve mobility, reducing susceptibility to flanking attacks. Upgrading to the Improved Gun Stabilizer and Improved Ready Racks is valuable, but due to their cost in reputation and credits should be saved until after the engine and armor have been upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Air Induction Precleaner
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Rachel Kramer
  • Driver: Off-Road Driving, Spin to Win
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells


Challenger 2 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 680/100/64 Dorchester composite 625/480/48 Dorchester composite None
A direct upgrade to the survivability of the Challenger I, the frontal arc of the Challenger 2 utilizes an advanced composite, making it one of the best protected MBTs against both HEAT and kinetic penetration. This is traded at the cost of vehicle weight and maneuverability, and as the vehicle is only intended to take ranged attacks from the front, both the sides and rear remain much more vulnerable to enemy fire.

TES (H) ERA and Cage Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
137,080 1,577,525 680/200/64 Dorchester composite 625/480/48 Dorchester composite Heavy ERA (In-game works as NERA blocks)
Spaced steel on the frontal sides of the hull and appliqué on the upper glacis is meshed with ERA on the hull sides, lower glacis and turret sides to offer several hundred millimeters of protection when detonated against ATGMs and HEAT rounds, with some added protection against kinetic penetrators. Cage armor on the turret rear offers further protection against ATGMs.


120mm L30A1 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm L27A1 CHARM3 APDS AP Stock 580 0m 690mm 0.10° 1,625 m/s 10.90s
120mm L31 HESH HE Stock 580 0m 312mm 0.11° 670 m/s 10.90s
120mm CHARM-3 APDS AP 142,790 590 0m 718mm 0.10° 1,720 m/s 10.90s


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}}} 9.52s {{{0-max}}} 24.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}

MTU MB 883 Ka-500 Diesel Engine 25,960 298,775 55.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.26s {{{0-max}}} 31.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Challenger 2 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 41,540 478,040 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

L8 Smoke Grenades 62,310 717,060 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

GVC Soft Kill APS 85,675 985,955 An Active Protection System that has a chance of diverting ATGMs around a player's vehicle from a range of 250m or more.

Improved Gun Stabilizer 103,850 1,195,100 Improves accuracy while on the move by 20%.

Improved Ready Racks 210,945 2,427,545 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1986-1991
Service: 1991+
Vehicles Built: 446
Operators: United Kingdom, Oman

Built by the U.K. Vickers company as redesign of the Challenger 1, this Main Battle Tank offers significant armor improvements over its predecessor. Despite its age, the Challenger 2 is still considered one of the best protected vehicles in the world. One particular Challenger 2 MBT was able to withstand no fewer than 70 RPG hits during the 2003 War in Iraq. Over 400 units have been produced in total and are expected to continue serving for several more decades.

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