Acting head of the Zaporozhye region Balitsky reported the defeat of the second British Challenger 2 tank

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Acting head of the Zaporozhye region Balitsky reported the defeat of the second British Challenger 2 tank

While the Western press is discussing the loss of the first "best in the world" British tank Challenger 2 in the Zaporozhye direction, the Russian military knocked out the second one. The defeat of another British tank was reported by the acting head of the Zaporozhye region, Evgeniy Balitsky.

The Russian military shot down a second Challenger 2, but details are not yet available. However, based on previously published data that these tanks are in service with the 82nd Air Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which was sent to break through on the Rabotino-Verbovoye line, it can be assumed that the second British tank was knocked out somewhere in this area. Let's hope that more detailed information will appear in the near future; at the moment there is no confirmation from other sources.



The second British Challenger 2 tank was hit by the Russian army (...) Two came out and they were hit with a Kornet. Our guys worked on two tanks. They stand there, they are then put to the pressure

- Evgeny Balitsky said on Rossiya 24.

Let us recall that the first British Challenger 2 was shot down on September 5 near Rabotino, and the UK has already recognized its loss. Russian fighters not only spoiled the British statistics, but also damaged the reputation of the tank, which was positioned as the “most protected” in the world. According to the latest data, Challenger 2 was destroyed by the Russian Kornet ATGM.

Meanwhile, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a massive airstrike in the Rabotino area, covering the fortified areas of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the forest belt with FAB-500 aerial bombs. Preliminarily, at the moment, the enemy’s offensive on the Rabotino-Verbovoye line has been thwarted; after the strike, there is simply no one to attack there.
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    1. +12
      8 September 2023
      Bring the next miracle wunderwaffle.
      1. +17
        8 September 2023
        No need. Let them rust there.

        This is not a computer game and these iron wafers are deadly. And our soldiers also die from them.
        1. +8
          8 September 2023
          If it contained ammunition with uranium shells, then now it must be avoided a mile away!
          1. +9
            8 September 2023
            Quote from: Peter1First
            If it contained ammunition with uranium shells, then now it must be avoided a mile away!

            It seems like our ammunition with uranium cores was lifted into the air near Ivano-Frankivsk a couple of months ago, just when the wind was blowing towards Poland. There, in Poland, by the way, there was a new discovery in medicine. It turned out that iodine, bought by the Poles in pharmacies, also helps with diarrhea...
            1. +2
              8 September 2023
              VO, as always, does not provide complete information, say so until the end

              In addition, Balitsky said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have about seven Challenger 2 tanks in service, some of them are located near Stepnogorsk, the second part in Orekhovo. “Our “birds” see them,” said the acting head of the region.


              That is, we see tanks, we wait for them to go to our partners and only then we destroy ......?
              1. +3
                8 September 2023
                That is, we see tanks, we wait for them to go to our partners and only then we destroy ......?

                Seeing them is one thing, being able to hit them is another.
              2. 0
                9 September 2023
                Quote: K._2
                VO, as always, does not provide complete information, say so until the end
                To what end and what should I tell him? And what complete information do you want to know? Where's everyone from. in what composition, everyone by name with home addresses and family composition, what was used to destroy them, when and where was the weapon of destruction produced? Full technical characteristics of weapons, how they were used, etc. and so on. - Do you need such complete information? But then the question is on the other side - for what purpose are you interested in such complete information? Well, like who, where, when and how destroyed Ch-2 for No. 2
                Quote: K._2
                That is, we see tanks, we wait for them to go to our partners and only then we destroy ......?
                Here you, like a true provocateur, mixed everything into one - like beer, honey, manure and bees. It happened that a beekeeper, having sold honey, bought beer in the store and went to his neighbor, who was about to buy a cow. So for the destroyed Member II, number two. Knowing that they appeared in this section of the LBS, we waited for them to leave, and as soon as we saw them, we immediately destroyed them. As you can see, the words are the same, but the meaning is different...
          2. +3
            8 September 2023
            Maybe I'm wrong, but they don't seem to have any other shells.
      2. +4
        8 September 2023
        They will arrive soon, the sky will become crowded
        1. +1
          8 September 2023
          Quote: novel xnumx
          They will arrive soon, the sky will become crowded

          Ukraine is the most expensive anti-advertising for Western weapons, paid for by the West itself.
          Here they need to think 10 times in this regard, is Ukraine worth it to demonstrate online to the whole world that almost the entire line of supplied Western equipment is “barbarously and without any due respect” being methodically destroyed by Russian troops? With airplanes, I believe, everything will be exactly the same as with the vaunted Bayraktars, Leopards and Challengers.
      3. +1
        8 September 2023
        That leaves Merkava and Abrams, they probably won’t want to try them, taking advantage of the opportunity
        1. +4
          8 September 2023
          Quote: Argon
          That leaves Merkava and Abrams, they probably won’t want to try them, taking advantage of the opportunity

          1. Merkava is not travelable. Jews prohibit its export and sending abroad.
          2. Next up is the Abrams. I think they burn just as well as other Western models.
          3. The Korean K2s remain, but they simply won’t give them to Svidomo.
          So the shavarny ones are in hopeless hopelessness. It's time to dig trenches for defense. Counter-attack - KAPUT!
    2. +14
      8 September 2023
      All 14 of them will be burned! It was not for nothing that the British were against their use. However, there were no buyers for this rubbish in 30 years. This machine will not be able to demonstrate its combat abilities! She is not even capable of entering a combat position...
      1. +7
        8 September 2023
        Quote: Mikhail-Ivanov
        However, there were no buyers for this rubbish in 30 years.

        Having produced the world's first tank, Britain was never able to become a leading tank-building country. Their tanks can only drive Zulus across the savannah. And as unnecessary, these illiquid monsters send to Svidomo Selyuks, they pick up all the garbage from the global trash heap.
        1. +1
          8 September 2023
          “Britain was never able to become a leading tank-building country after that” //
          ----
          They did not become a leading country, but
          in the early 50s their Centurion tank with a 105 mm L7 cannon,
          still used today, has become 15-20 years old
          "tank number 1".
          The USSR had to replace the T-62 with the T-72 and T-64,
          to respond to this threat.
          1. +8
            8 September 2023
            It’s better to read Morozov (the creator of the T64), everything is written there, what’s for and why, and he doesn’t remember the word about the Challenger at all.
          2. +9
            8 September 2023
            In fact, the T-60 was the answer to the appearance of the M105 with a 48-mm cannon and the equipping of the later M62s and Centurions with this gun. The T-64 has already become a work for the future, and was born in such agony that all delays with the Armata simply fade against its background.
      2. +7
        8 September 2023
        They won't burn everything.
        There are a few more pieces, and everything that remains will be urgently transferred somewhere, to “defend Kyiv” for example)))
        Otherwise, with such success, no one will give anything more, who needs such anti-advertising.
      3. +6
        8 September 2023
        Only Russian tankers are capable of single-handedly attacking columns of armored vehicles and outposts. soldier
        1. -6
          8 September 2023
          Only Russian tankers are capable of single-handedly attacking columns of armored vehicles and outposts.

          And who else will our media write about and glorify? Bitches write about their heroes.
      4. -3
        8 September 2023
        Quote: Mikhail-Ivanov
        All 14 of them will be burned! It was not for nothing that the British were against their use. However, there were no buyers for this rubbish in 30 years. This machine will not be able to demonstrate its combat abilities! She is not even capable of entering a combat position...

        And what is the tragedy? Today, tanks and armored vehicles are hit every day on both sides.
        https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2022/02/attack-on-europe-documenting-equipment.html
        By the way, you have a war going on.
        1. +12
          8 September 2023
          You are at war with the Arabs.
          And we have SVO.
    3. +7
      8 September 2023
      the second one in the basket... that way they will burn them all slowly... Abrams in standby mode
    4. 0
      8 September 2023
      The Russian military shot down the second Challenger 2,

      So far, only news from Balitsky, which is repeated by all media. If so then Hurray! But let’s wait until it’s clarified and won’t complain.
      1. -1
        9 September 2023
        I'd also like to see confirmation. They showed footage of the first destroyed tank, and the whole world recognized this fact. What's stopping you from posting a second video so that there are no misunderstandings?
    5. 0
      8 September 2023
      It would be better to use weeding tools; at the same time we would weed, uproot, manure and plow the forest belt.
    6. +4
      8 September 2023
      A good thing won't be called a Challenger.
    7. +4
      8 September 2023
      The West has not yet created a defense against Kornet. Well, in terms of firepower, the Challenger, with its only 2 types of shells with separate cartridge loading, is at the level of Soviet World War II IS tanks and is generally of limited use for assault operations. So every attack by this machine will end in its death.
      1. +4
        8 September 2023
        The 122mm TP IS-2 (3) does not have case loading, but separate-case loading, just like the 125mm guns on the T72-T90. We now only have 203mm 2s7 (2s7m) self-propelled guns.
    8. 0
      8 September 2023
      Please tell me, another Challenger was burned, this is an event. The same hardware as any other tank...
    9. 0
      8 September 2023
      Quote: Palestinian
      the second one in the basket... that way they will burn them all slowly... Abrams in standby mode
      Why are they waiting? They are probably the CLIMBEST!
      1. +2
        8 September 2023
        But this is an interesting question. As far as I remember, Abramsov riveted more than the Europeans of their tanks. And it was possible to transfer it by removing it from conservation for a long time. Yes, and the M60 is definitely still available. And 105 mm ammunition in a commercial quantity. But during this time there has not been a single one. It's just an intrigue. Well, or they give weapons just so that "zombies" Ukraine can move and, but no more.
        1. +2
          8 September 2023
          . And it was possible to transfer it after removing it from conservation a long time ago.

          That’s how they are handed over. Removing them from conservation is a simple matter, they need to be recapitalized, which is what they do. They have 1,5 thousand A1 units. If you need the plant to hand over all of them, it’s a matter of desire and money for repairs. And time, of course.
          1. 0
            8 September 2023
            Somehow they are dragging on for so long...a question arises. The M113 was also probably removed from storage.
    10. +5
      8 September 2023
      Challenger is like a rare game, there are so few of them that they can be included in the Red Book. But this will not stop our poachers
      1. +2
        8 September 2023
        Quote: Herman 4223
        But this will not stop our poachers

        Why immediately poachers? Ours are on their territory, so it would be correct to call them "western game hunters"
    11. +5
      8 September 2023
      Quote: Skobaristan
      Just intrigue.

      No intrigue. Asshole bench press for the striped ones, they have already crap in terms of reputation/PR of 3 axes, patriots, Bradley... All that remains is to crap with the Abrams and fu 16, so that the whole world will send their military-industrial complex to the distant erotic.
    12. 0
      8 September 2023
      Quote: novel xnumx
      They will arrive soon, the sky will become crowded

      I once watched a statement on YouTube from an expert who likes to clean toilets in PACE and take pictures against the backdrop of those that burned down in Odessa, as if these were the ones that would “soon” give a rustle to our Su35s
    13. +2
      8 September 2023
      Does anyone really seriously think that there is no method against scrap? In a confrontation between armor and projectile, the armor is always catching up. Well, the next ukrovunderwaffle will be Merkava and Leclerc, the end will be the same, in the ovens of magnets and UVs.
      1. +3
        8 September 2023
        Quote: Beck69
        the next ukrovunderwaffle will be merkava and leclerc,

        Will not. Merkava is not a travel vehicle. In principle, the “chariot” does not go over the hill. And Leclerc is too expensive for gifts. And buy nema from Svidomo pinyonze. Sadness.
        The Korean Poles ordered K2 just for themselves, their loved ones. Have not received it yet. But it’s unlikely that they’ll ever give it to them.
        AHA.
    14. 0
      8 September 2023
      Probably the rest, at the request of the British, will be taken to the rear.
      Small Britons do not need such anti-advertising.
      1. +1
        8 September 2023
        And what is anti-advertising then? They don’t make or sell tanks now.
    15. +1
      9 September 2023
      An ordinary tank of a classic layout, what is there?
    16. -1
      9 September 2023
      Acting head of the Zaporozhye region Balitsky reported the defeat of the second British Challenger 2 tank

      The news sounds as if Balitsky himself knocked out the second Challenger.
      Write, at least, in which unit you distinguished yourself.
      The acting head has a lot of worries about civilians. Or is it not so loud? But then who is not involved in the military?

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