The British Ministry of Defense has published footage of the training of Ukrainian crews of tanks Challenger 2

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The British Ministry of Defense has published footage of the training of Ukrainian crews of tanks Challenger 2

The British military department presented on the social network photos from the training ground, where the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) learn to drive tanks British-made Challenger 2. According to the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom, the tankers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are allegedly quickly mastering the nuances of controlling a British tank.

Recall that the UK decided to transfer 14 Challenger 2 tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, becoming the first European country to officially announce the start of deliveries of tanks to Ukraine.



The Challenger 2 tank was produced in the UK from 1994 to 2009. In May 2009, BAE Systems announced the cessation of production of tanks of this type due to the lack of a defense order from London. Tanks participated in the fighting in Kosovo and Iraq.


In addition to the British Royal Army, which has 227 Challenger 2 tanks, these combat vehicles are in service with the army of Oman. Now Ukraine has also received them, albeit in very limited quantities, sufficient to equip one tank company.


In addition to Great Britain, the training of Ukrainian tankers was also organized in Germany, where they are taught to drive German-made Leopard tanks.

Some Western experts had previously doubted that Ukrainian tankers would be able to master the operation of sophisticated Western military equipment within a few weeks, even if they already had experience in operating Soviet tanks. In addition, questions arise regarding the effectiveness of the combat vehicles themselves in the difficult weather conditions of Donbass.
  • UK Department of Defense
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  1. +2
    4 February 2023 17: 11
    And what is this shitty technique in the photo?
    Is this the real Challenger? recourse
    1. +4
      4 February 2023 17: 13
      And what is this shitty technique in the photo?
      Is this the real Challenger?

      Training.
    2. +1
      4 February 2023 17: 16
      Learn to ride, put a gun. Until they trust, apparently laughing
      1. 0
        4 February 2023 17: 52
        Quote: Andrey Moskvin
        Learn to ride, put a gun.

        ... and in 3 years they will give shells to it. First - educational winked
      2. +1
        4 February 2023 23: 00
        Just like in a joke about a pool with a tower: if you learn to dive into it from it - pour water. laughing
    3. +4
      4 February 2023 17: 33
      Quote: Rage66
      And what is this shitty technique in the photo?
      Is this the real Challenger? recourse

      I'm more interested in what samovar the photo was taken from? Leica has even better quality ...
      1. +2
        4 February 2023 17: 54
        Quote: sabakina
        what samovar did you take the photo from?

        Don't you know?
        This is the quality of the cheapest push-button phones.
        I had one in the 90s.
        I heard that some military bases are not allowed to enter with smartphones. Like, a smartphone is the same computer, a good hacker can take control of it and turn on wiretapping, and even be able to watch through the camera. And most importantly - using a smartphone as an access point, connect to the closed internal local area network of the base.
        At such bases, only push-button phones are allowed, and those that were bought by the management for employees, and not purchased by myself.
      2. 0
        5 February 2023 02: 52
        Quote: sabakina
        I'm more interested in what samovar the photo was taken from? Leica has even better quality ...

        Nokia 3310.
        The most tank model. Unkillable.
        lol
    4. +2
      4 February 2023 19: 31
      This is a tank simulator for driver training.
    5. -2
      4 February 2023 20: 10
      .......published footage of the training of Ukrainian crews of Challenger 2 tanks

      Well, we will wait for these trained people to be disposed of.
  2. +1
    4 February 2023 17: 16
    No, everything is according to THEIR logic, now the Britons are praising the Ukrainians, then the Ukrainians will be praising the Challengers. Why the first time or what?
  3. fiv
    -3
    4 February 2023 17: 28
    Now at 17:00 hochtank players will drink tea with biscuits. And the rest will remain pig-headed shit Nazis
  4. 0
    4 February 2023 17: 29
    Looks like a WWII Crowsider
    1. +1
      4 February 2023 18: 15
      The tank is very specific, but you should not write it off directly. Maybe they will assemble some thread of the English part on the Spartans, Sultans, Scimitars and Bulldogs with a tank company on the Challengers.

      Now, by the way, there is a discussion / rumors about the study of units (the first Challengers) - which can be sent in quantity. And they are not so bad (better than Leo1A5). By the way, according to the latter, probably under 150+ cars, they are already gaining = Belgium + Denmark + 88 from Germany.

      There are also Cuirassiers, by the way, lying around idle.

      Pumped M113s with 25 mm cannons will also probably go.


      In general, countries without an army (Belgium, New Zealand, Holland, etc.) - this year they will seriously increase purchases for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, already within the budget.
      1. 0
        4 February 2023 20: 41
        Quote: donavi49
        (first Challengers) - which can be sent in quantity. And they are not so bad (better Leo1A5)

        It’s just not very clear about the number, almost all of them were fused to Jordan in order to compensate for colonialism. And qualitatively, this is a car of the 80s, a contemporary of Leo2 and Abram. So it all depends on the level of modernization, you can hang it up quite seriously.
  5. 0
    4 February 2023 19: 05
    We had 11 tanks in a tank company. And then 14. Somehow it turns out more. Company and platoon.
    1. 0
      5 February 2023 12: 04
      Two tanks at the company command. And three platoons of four tanks. Amers do.
  6. -1
    4 February 2023 19: 20
    For Ukraine, the Challenger 2 tank will become a real hemorrhoid, it has a rifled gun, and only England can supply bypasses.
    1. +1
      4 February 2023 22: 10
      Quote from Fizik13
      For Ukraine, the Challenger 2 tank will become a real hemorrhoid, it has a rifled gun, and only England can supply bypasses.

      So there "hemorrhoids" should have come a long time ago.
      There is such a salad of weapons that just Ah!
      And yet, they fight. Don't underestimate the enemy. Logistics will be provided. And, apparently, they have no problems with this. Transport corridors operate in both directions. Moreover, to the west, in addition to damaged equipment, Russia drives raw materials. Therefore, they do not touch the transit routes.
      1. 0
        5 February 2023 02: 57
        Quote: kulinar
        There is such a salad of weapons that just Ah!

        Hindus are quietly crying on the sidelines from the loss of primacy in the "weapon vinaigrette".
        Ukraine, only the Zulus still have to beg for flintlock guns. The beggar gains everything.
  7. +3
    4 February 2023 19: 26
    You can learn how to drive a tank and shoot in a few weeks. But this is called single training, and the tank is a collective weapon. It is necessary, after a single preparation, to knock together the crew, i.e. to train tankers in joint actions as part of the crew.
    Then it is necessary to train the crews to perform combat missions as part of a platoon and company. At the same time, commanders must acquire sufficient skills in managing subordinate tank units.
    Even if the crews are formed from tankers with experience in driving Soviet tanks, this will in no way facilitate their training, since all the control systems of the Challenger tank are significantly different from Soviet tanks. For example, I give a photo of the Challenger 2 fire control system. Those who are familiar with our tanks, as they say - "feel the difference."

    In addition, all plates on the instruments are in English, as well as technical literature. Devices are calibrated in the English system of measures of length and weights, etc.
    It is extremely doubtful that it is possible to fully prepare Ukrainian tank crews for combat operations in a few weeks.
    Of course, in order to exert psychological pressure on Russia, these tanks can be transferred to Ukraine and conduct additional training of tankers on its territory. But the appearance of these tanks with Ukrainian crews at the forefront in the near future is extremely doubtful. As an option, British tankers may be involved at first.
    Wait and see. Our tankers also do not waste time. Good luck to our guys!
    1. 0
      4 February 2023 22: 01
      Quote: veteran tanker
      You can learn how to drive a tank and shoot in a few weeks. But this is called single training, and the tank is a collective weapon. It is necessary, after a single preparation, to knock together the crew, i.e. to train tankers in joint actions as part of the crew.
      Then it is necessary to train the crews to perform combat missions as part of a platoon and company. At the same time, commanders must acquire sufficient skills in managing subordinate tank units.
      Even if the crews are formed from tankers with experience in driving Soviet tanks, this will in no way facilitate their training, since all the control systems of the Challenger tank are significantly different from Soviet tanks. For example, I give a photo of the Challenger 2 fire control system. Those who are familiar with our tanks, as they say - "feel the difference."

      In addition, all plates on the instruments are in English, as well as technical literature. Devices are calibrated in the English system of measures of length and weights, etc.
      It is extremely doubtful that it is possible to fully prepare Ukrainian tank crews for combat operations in a few weeks.
      Of course, in order to exert psychological pressure on Russia, these tanks can be transferred to Ukraine and conduct additional training of tankers on its territory. But the appearance of these tanks with Ukrainian crews at the forefront in the near future is extremely doubtful. As an option, British tankers may be involved at first.
      Wait and see. Our tankers also do not waste time. Good luck to our guys!

      Perhaps the most appropriate assessment.
      Considering that the khokhlopiteki participated in tank trainings, then this training of interaction of the NATO standard has been working for a long time.
      Remember how they made fun of the participation of the Sumerians in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge tank games.
      And then they bypassed Slovenia. And the funny thing is that the British took the third place from the end! laughing
      But this is combat coordination. Unlike Russian biathlon. Another hello to the mummer! Whose court amusing troops leave a fully serviceable pain tank for disassembly to NATO ..
  8. +1
    4 February 2023 19: 45
    you can put a modern body kit on an old tank and it will become much more dangerous ...
  9. -2
    4 February 2023 23: 17
    The British War Department has posted on the social network photos from the training ground, where the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) learn to operate British-made Challenger 2 tanks
    Why no warning signs? Without blue and yellow flags and ribbons?

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