‼️ Thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, we have gotten visual confirmation of the second destroyed Challenger 2 tank.
It's not even been a week of being in action. Not so challenging for a cool name don't you think… pic.twitter.com/C8BYJwPhQp
— Spetsnaℤ 007 🇷🇺 (@Alex_Oloyede2) September 9, 2023
Last week was the first time ever a Challenger 2 tank was destroyed.
It wasn’t much of a challenge.
Russian forces have reportedly destroyed a second Challenger 2 main battle tank out of the 14 that London has supplied to Kiev, RIA Novosti reported on Saturday, citing a local civic leader from Zaporozhye Region.
The tank was supposedly rendered inoperable after it took just one hit from a Russian Kornet missile, Vladimir Rogov, the leader of the ‘We are together with Russia’ movement, told the agency.
“The British tanks have seen open season declared on them,” Rogov said, adding that the second tank was destroyed by Russian airborne troops. The weapons supplied by the UK “burn just as well as any other Western equipment,” Rogov stated. The activist did not name his sources for the information.
Neither Kiev nor Moscow have officially commented on the reported development so far. London, which confirmed the destruction of the first Challenger 2 tank in Ukraine earlier this week, did not provide any comments either.
I’m sure they’ll be able to use the remaining 12 to conquer Crimea.