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1/48 Military Miniature Series no.101
British Main Battle Tank Challenger 2 (Desertised)
Item No: 32601

Length: 243mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Desert Warrior
The Challenger 2 took over main battle tank duties in the British armed forces from the Chieftain and Challenger 1 in the early 1990s. Its hull design was based upon the latter of the two, and paired with a brand new turret with the state-of-the-art 120mm rifled gun. Challenger 2s seen in the Iraq War in 2003 took on and defeated enemy tanks such as T-54s and T-55s.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 243mm, width: 84mm. The modern form with flat panels and 120mm rifled gun is captured in style, with an ergonomic parts breakdown. Comes with components to recreate typical Iraq War features such as additional armor and canvas side skirts. Assmbly type tracks have one-piece straight sections. Decals are included for periscope, turret-front Combat Identification Panel and more. Comes with a commander torso figure and one marking option.


The modern Challenger 2 form is captured artfully in 1/48 scale, with moving recreations of turret and gun.

A close-up on the low-profile turret form. Decals are used for Combat Identification Panel and periscope.

A commander figure installed in the cupola adds further realism to your 1/48 scale modeling masterpiece!

Additional armor is recreated on the sides, while separate parts are used to depict the canvas side skirts.

Other points of interest include the two external fuel tanks. Weathering can be applied to up the model's realism.

Take a clsoer look at the detail achieved on the hull-top engine grille area, which really adds to the model.

Left: Weights installed inside the model give it a realistically heavy feel.

Right: One marking scheme is included, to recreate a Challenger 2 from the Iraq War.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/48 British Main Battle Tank Challenger 2 (Desertised)

Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-46 Light sand ---

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-30 Light sand ---

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-1 Black X-6 Orange X-7 Red
X-10 Gun metal X-11 Chrome silver XF-2 Flat white
XF-15 Flat flesh XF-52 Flat earth XF-56 Metallic grey
XF-57 Buff XF-62 Olive drab XF-67 NATO green
XF-69 NATO black XF-84 Dark iron XF-85 Rubber black

Precision cementing
Item 87188 Tamiya Multipurpose Cement (Clear)

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73020 Display Case P

Information is current as of May 16, 2022. Specifications are subject to change without notice.