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Challenger II question
tanknick22
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:15 PM UTC
On peacetime maneuvers/field training exercises does the challenger II carry the auxiliary fuel drums or are the racks empty?
Johnnych01
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:01 AM UTC
Simple answer Nick.. both lol... they usually do keep them fitted as it's easier to have them in situ. However, they are left off sometimes for maint etc. Have a look at my gallery pages 3 and 4 for the BATUS chally 2's.
John
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:09 AM UTC
Three images from Salisbury plain




The choice is yours

If accuracy is vitally important then you need to find sufficient images of one specific vehicle at one specific date.
BootsDMS
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:21 AM UTC
Nick,

Note that the blokes sometimes (often?) use them for storage of camouflage nets etc. They get one of the ends cut off and then use a bungee and some plastic "hessian" to secure whatever they decide to keep inside.

Brian