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Challenger tank (A30) crossing a Bailey bridge near Esch, Luxembourg, 27 October 1944

Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.

The Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Challenger (A30) was produced in relatively small numbers as a stop-gap response to the threat posed by German heavy tanks. Fitted with a powerful 76 mm gun its primary role was as a tank destroyer. Production was limited as the Sherman Firefly quickly assumed this role within the Allied armoured formations.

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NAM. 1985-10-134-12


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