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A Challenger Tank was seriously damaged via an IED attack on 6 April 2007, the first such attack. The driver lost both legs in the attack. The heavy armour was previously believed to provide near impenetrable defence against IED attack, with a sophisticated 'shaped charge' bomb believed responsible. The BBC quotes a British MoD spokesman as saying the Challenger tank was "well armoured but in an operational theatre it's not the case that you can have absolute protection. This was not in any way new technology - the device involved was the same type of shaped charge that we have seen used very regularly.
Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
This is astounding, there I thought the Challenger 2 was invoible... Just goes to show the weapons the isurgents are using is getting mroe advanced now.....
Will the British Commander have to rethinktheir stragety in using these tanks?
There is also a link to footgae showing of the challoenger tank operation.
What do other members think of this situation now in Iraq
(visit the link for the full news article)