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Images Dated 2014 June
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Featured June Print
A line of Challenger 2s fire as part of the Royal Welsh Battle Group during Exercise
A line of Challenger 2's fire as part of the Royal Welsh Battle Group during Exercise Prairie Lightning.
Challenger 2 (CR2) is the British Army's main battle tank. CR2 is based on the Challenger 1 tank, which served with distinction on operations in the Gulf War and the Balkans.
Only five percent of Challenger 2 components are interchangeable with its predecessor, which has had more than 150 major modifications including a completely new turret, L30 CHARM 120mm gun and second generation Chobham armour.
Challenger 2's thermal observation and gunnery displays a magnified image for the commander and gunner. The commander has a gyro-stabilised fully panoramic sight with laser range finder and thermal imager.
The gunner is equipped with a gyro-stabilised primary sight with a laser range finder and coaxially mounted auxiliary sight. The driver's position has an image-intensifying day and night periscope, and the loader has a day sight.
The Battle group is made up of attachments from C Squadron Kings Royal Hussars (KRH), 26 Royal Engineers (26 RA) 8 Armoured Engineer Squadron, Artillery Regiments from 19th, 5th, 12th and 39th on Ex Prairie Storm 3 in British Army Training Area Suffield (BATUS), Alberta Canada
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Featured June Print
Russian SU-27 Flanker with RAF Typhoon
A Russian SU-27 Flanker aircraft banks away with a RAF Typhoon in the background.
RAF Typhoons were scrambled on Tuesday 17 June 2014 to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO's ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace.
The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups of aircraft were detected by NATO air defences in international airspace near to the Baltic States.
Once airborne, the British jets identified the aircraft as a Russian Tupolev Tu22 Backfire' bomber, four Sukhoi Su27 Flanker' fighters, one Beriev A50 Mainstay' early warning aircraft and an Antonov An26 Curl' transport aircraft who appeared to be carrying out a variety of routine training. The Russian aircraft were monitored by the RAF Typhoons and escorted on their way.
The Typhoon pilots involved in the operation were Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Mark Long of 29 (Reserve) Squadron (the Typhoon operational training unit) and a French Air Force exchange pilot Commandant Marc-antoine Gerrard who is currently attached to 1(Fighter) Squadron