FV4034 Challenger 2 ATDU

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FV4034 Challenger 2 ATDU
FV4034 Challenger 2 ATDU
Tier / Class:
10 MBT
United Kingdom
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
850 (900)
4,112 (5,107)
720 (760) mm
Hit Points:
3,700 (3,950)
Hull F/S/R:
700 / 200 / 64
Turret F/S/R:
625 / 480 / 48
Max Speed:
55.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.43 s
Hull Traverse:
29.10 deg/s
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-8.0 / 2.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
26.00 deg/s

The Challenger 2 ATDU is a Tier 10 Main Battle Tank originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked with a tier 10 Unlock Token, and is the end of the Western European MBT tree.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • PISH Ammo : HESH ammo that can penetrate thin applique
  • Adjustable suspension: allows you to adjust ground clearance manually
  • Dynamic Suspension : allow you to adjust frontal and rear clearance independently

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The most heavily armed and armored tank in the game, with nearly impenetrable frontal armor, one of the largest health pool in the game, and a devastating 140mm cannon, the ATDU is most capable of leading an attack through fire. While slower than most other vehicles, it is by no means sluggish, and can equally push a flank or spearhead a charge.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Incredible frontal armor, extremely hard to penetrate from the front
  • High damage 140mm cannon
  • Very large health pool
  • PISH ammunition is quite devastating

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Long reload
  • Poor top speed and acceleration
  • Worst accuracy in Tier 10
  • Slow turret and hull traverse
  • Driver's view port can be penetrated by 800mm penetration

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Unlocking and buying the Spall liner is a quick way to effectively increase its already large health pool. Firepower upgrades, while expensive on reputation, give a large bonus to the damage per shot, and the 140mm Prototype PISH ammunition can devastate lightly armored enemies.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit
  • Improved Filter Systems
  • Air Induction Precleaner Lvl. 2
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Freja Højbjerg for off-road acceleration bonus, increased turret traverse and aim-time.
  • Driver: Off-Road Driving, Spin to Win
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: No-skill (Auto-Loader)

Armor[edit | edit source]

Challenger 2 ATDU 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 700/200/64 Dorchester composite + NERA blocks 625/480/48 Dorchester composite None
The Challenger 2 ADTU retains the suspended uranium nuggets along the frontal arc, with all-around strong protection against HEAT and kinetic penetrators. The extended turret of the larger gun retains the same defensive properties of the standard vehicle.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

140mm RO-HP 140 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
140mm Prototype APFSDS AP Stock 850 0m 720mm 0.13° 1,500 m/s 13.40s
140mm Prototype HESH HE Stock 900 0m 182mm 0.14° 720 m/s 13.40s
140mm Improved APFSDS AP 181,540 940 0m 805mm 0.13° 1,550 m/s 13.40s
140mm Prototype PISH HE 185,665 900 0m 182mm 0.14° 720 m/s 13.40s

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 883 Ka-500 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.43s {{{0-max}}} 29.10 deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Challenger 2 ATDU Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 52,810 758,520 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

L8 Smoke Grenades 79,215 1,137,780 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

GVC Soft Kill APS 108,925 1,534,445 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 132,030 1,896,295 Improves accuracy while on the move by 20%.

Improved Ready Racks 311,085 4,468,145 Increases reload speed by 10%.

Improved Suspension 28,880 414,815 Improves handling on rough terrain by 20%.

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank (Prototype)
Developed: N/A
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: United Kingdom

The Challenger 2 ATDU (Armoured Trials and Development Unit) is an advanced component testbed, operated by a unit bearing the same name. The unit is based in Bovington (along with the famous Tank Museum) and is staffed by approximately 80 people. The Armored Warfare variant of the vehicle consists of existing, previously developed components that have, however, never been put together on a single vehicle.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Challenger 2 ATDU Beast
  • Challenger 2 ATDU Beast

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]