The United Kingdom has doubled, from 14 to 28, the number of Challenger 2 main battle tanks it is planning to supply to Ukraine, Kiev’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Vadym Prystaiko announced on March 5.
The ambassador revealed that the British decision to increase the numbers of tanks promised to Ukraine was taken during President Volodymyr Zelensky’s recent visit to London.
“Speaking of [Challenger 2] tanks, then 14 tanks were pledged. And following President Zelensky’s visit, it was agreed to double this number,” Prystaiko told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak first made the decision to supply Challenger 2 tanks to Kiev forces in mid-January. When the Russian special military operation in Ukraine first started, the UK declined to supply such heavy weapons.
The main armament of the Challenger 2 is the L30A1 120 mm rifled gun, which can fire APFSDS [armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot], HESH [high explosive squash head] and white phosphorus smoke rounds. The tank is also equipped with a day/night capable computerized targeting system.
The 64-ton main battle tank is protected by a classified composite armor, known as Chobham. Explosive reactive armor kits and additional bar armor may be fitted. However, this would take the weight of the tank up to 75 tons.
Powered by a Perkins CV12-6A V12 diesel engine with 1,200 bhp, the Challenger 2 can reach a top speed of 40 kilometers off road and up to 59 kilometers on road.
Ukrainian troops from the the 25th and 80th Air Assault Brigades are now being trained on the Challenger 2 in the UK. However, 28 tanks will not be enough to equip both brigades and also provide a maintenance float. The new tanks will reportedly arrive in Ukraine some time in March.
The Challenger 2s are supposed to help Ukraine launch a large-scale offensive against the Russian military next spring. Kiev forces are also set to receive 31 American-made M1A2 Abrams tanks and some 71 German-made Leopard 2s for the same purpose.
Only takes one to bust a leg.
I wrote the 12 as minimum. Its the same all over.
Zelinsky knows that and Russian should laugh no more o his many tanks. All are just not ready ar once.
Russian always laugh at senile moron nazi jens
All nationalities laugh at Jens, he’s the world champion of muppets ffs.
Like stated before:
Cool down orc, no need to call names. See I not even doubt Putin will take Kiev. We all don’t. But same as 7even-N-6 and by now likely most of the russian troops do as well, we all doubt that he will do so within this century, but assume instead that Putin is likely trying to wait it out till the next ice-age arrives and hopes this then will freeze the little prick Zelensky and all his little friends penises into tasky little ice-cream-sticks for Jens. Maybe that’s Putin’s plan. I don t know. At least winning the war is not, that’s for sure.
Of ffs its 130 tanks along 1000km front.
Get over ot drama queen it will never be enough
20mm rounds pierce the motor compartment and torch the fuel and electric manifolds. Flat vertical sides surely let 125mm rounds in to the fighting compartment. With full-weight side-armor the thing cannot traverse Ukrainian mud.
They has not to traverse the mud of Ukraine. You assume they are less bright then You. And by the way its about bridges too. Its allowed to remove the extra weight too as well as putting it back. .
they will all burn
British “Talk Tanks” can’t burn!
British tank haven’t ever gone up against the Russian military. They’ll burn.
Many thanks for this valuable scrap, poor men can built thomething from, Rumpelstilz made or from
Now they send 2
Easy to say, so how come the Brits haven’t sent any yet? Little Britain were the first to pledge tanks, hoping to force the Germans into sending theirs, yet the Challengers are still nowhere to be seen, and probably will never see Eastern Europe. Little Britain told the Poles back in 1939 that they would stand by them till the last, and then loaned Hitler billions of Pounds days before the Germans demolished Poland.
Little Britain is Bretage with Normandie.
A brother to Richard Lionhaert (known fromRobi Hood) lost it and in the history books afterwards has been named “Johan with no land).
And the Britts declared war against Hitler and won.
There are so many things if you go back in time. You seemes to have forgotten the USSR support to the nazis in fuel, food – everything – even after USSR togetthre wit the nazis divided Poland and Russians took more then that.
It stopped by Barbarossa.
And that was not loans. It was highly kapitalistic investment which made production for not only germany.
As all at the Chamberlein side we hoped progress for the germans an us would avoid war.
Hitler could play because most of us fllowed the rules for “Peace in Our time”. By that USA hardly had military forces at all apart from guarding their sea connactions to Hawais and the Philipines.
Book: betrayal at pearl harbor: how churchill lured roosevelt into world war two
Thats pure Stalin and whatever propaganda of the worst kind.
In 1938 the whole militaryin USA was only 400.000 soldiers the national guard included. They had nothing and almost was toy soldiers. So in 1938 the miliary system was upgraded to a million BUT it was strucrured to fight the expanded Japanese(1941).
Until then Rosewwelt and his minority in USA did anything to sell anything the Britts (and others) could use againt Hitler.
So it was the minorites in USA as well as GB which replaced the “Peace in Our time” fiction, which ruled USA too.
And dont forget USSR was high rank friends to Hitler until Barbarossa.
At Barbarossa it became a triangle by Stalin, where Churchill was the little one.
USA as in WW1 hoped to be not involved. But they were and suddenly became world power even it was not the plan.
That was commerce between 2 states, normal stuff between nations. It was Britain and France who loaned Adolf 2 Billion pounds days before he went into Poland. Your God, Queen Margaret has turned into a right old frog, she’s even removed the Prince titles from her grandchildren. Turns out even that old hag realises titles are for muppets, and she is not Gods agent on Earth. Little Britain sat at home for the war, left the Russians to show the puffs in Denmark how to throw Germans out of your country.
8 to 37 !!! 8 comments left from 37.
Here: 8 to 37 !!! See:
Yeah, world is indeed veeeery supportive to Putin’s war and his explainations why it is ok to raid a foreign country. Hahaha. No communism in Russia anymore.. nooo, censorship..nooo, freedom of speech, truth, honor etc.. nooo. Censorship 100%
8 to 37 !!! That says it all. They are completely panicking, same as the russian rat army itself. Even Lavrov got smashed by laughter in India, because nobody buys their lies. And Russia, its army and politicians become more and more a big joke.
SF in its madness and bloody downward vortex even deletes pro-russian posts together with the neutral and pro-ukrainian ones. It’s really funny ! I applaude them, same as the russian air defence which shoots down one russian plane after the other !
And not forget Putin’s political jerks and poodles, like Lavrov, Solovyov, Dugin etc. all these communist zombies, nobody believes even a single word from them anymore. No. People are already making fun of these really embarrasing liars !
See for example: Comical Lavrov get smashed by laughter ! https://t.me/EternalMuscovite/41057
Communism stopped in Russia 30 years ago. It’s been replaced by the same communist forces who have since taken over the US as evidenced by the theft of the election of 2020. No freedom to question all the irregularities whatsoever. No dissent allowed. Apparently you have no idea that the west is the new communist state. Truth is treason in the empire of lies – ron paul
And managed to not lift a finger against Germany while the absurd Polish military dictatorship made their absurd stand on the Bug. There is no rational explanation for the failure of the British to move every single airplane on the Home Island to France on September 01, 1939. No rational explanation for the failure of France to throw everything that could move against western Germany on the same day. There is something in the mind of Slav elites that compels them to sell their people out to the Anglo bankers time and again.
Hitler and Elensky are products of British and US schools of false flags and Manchurian candidates.
Adolf was a failed art student, Elensky a failed comedian, who were both picked up by security services and inserted into a role of buffoonery, and leadership. The same trick, used every few decades or so, to clear away the years of corruption, rot and decay the Anglo-Saxons bring to this world.
What you state in your above comment is not wrong, but again just sheds light on one side of the medal, while negating the existence of the other. See, you are behaving like a little 5year old know-nothing boy sitting in front of a two-hands, five-finger theater yelling and shouting at the right hand of the very same guy, while applauding his left hand.
And of course the guy behind the hands, the international jew, is laughing his arse off because of your stupidity. That’s what this whole Ukraine dumbass (Donbass) war is. A completely rigged bullshit show, made by jews to get stupid christians to slaughter each other to the benefit of their hook-nosed alltime enemies.
Here are two articles one written and one in video form, which show you how rigged this whole shit is: (the german one/ the text you can translate by using deepl translation) , the video is in english.
Uk driving the world toward ww3.. Thats their business model for millenia (going back to Venice).. Fake money + war..
Shame on You. Do You want my new wives die laughing.
I admit i go bit to far to bring things in context. Now you ve heard “all wars are bankers wars” (or Jefferson about english banker “no standing army is more dangerous than those guys”).. Where is usury coming from? Venice would be satisfactory answer as they used it perfectly for their overwelming authority together with MI6 like system (jesuits and various sovereign infiltration) to design all those wars for last 2 millenia. That thing became capitalism, migrated to germany Amsterdam and city of London.. And same kind of games again and again played on subconcious fools to obtain one war after another..
China thanks the Britshits for their donation of scrap iron, which is needed to build.
More scrap metal
Think Russia needs to expand drone tech and specifically tracking these vehicles down with flying drones and then send in Kamikaze ones to take them out – one by one.
exactly what they do already with the Lancet.
Im Donbass wird Schrott richtig verarbeitet und eingeschmolzen
14 ‘runners’ and 14 for spares.
in the UK announcements are now news. After that nothing actually happens. Total fake world.
Time for all bridges on the dnipro river to be blown up.
Ruské vojská by im ich mali zlikvidovať ešte pred samotným dodaním na Ukrajinu. A mali by sa pritom tváriť, že oni nič, oni muzikanti. Tak ako Nord Stream a Nord Stream II pošli, tak by mali teraz začať padať dodávky na Ukrajinu. Princíp Pandorina skrinka!!!
Doubled ?! And that was necessary! Since those tanks are of such bad quality and useless. Glad they understood.
Let me get this straight. The English monarchy has dominion over Polish hussars?
Dear Vladimir , it is time to flatten London .
The UK would be unable to replace the number of tanks it plans on sending to the Kiev regime should there be a major escalation of the current conflict outside of Ukraine. Also the UK’s munitions stocks have been reduced significantly due to the quantity sent to the junta over the last year. The 28 tanks they plan to send to Kiev will be destroyed just as the German leaporard tanks will be . It smacks of desperation that london is throwing all it has into this conflict
The UK, like other countries, will dramatically increase military spending. It’s part of the reset agenda. They paid billions to pharma (i.e. some few super-rich who profit) and now it’s the arms industry again.