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Challenger Tanks: Ammunition

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 44222, tabled on 7 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the cost of a Charm 3 round of 120mm armoured piercing ammunition used by the Challenger 2 Main battle Tank.

Answered on

15 September 2021

The Charm 3 120mm armoured piercing ammunition used by the Challenger 2 Main battle Tank has not been manufactured since 2001. An estimated cost per round (Armour Piercing shot with necessary Propelling Charge and initiating TVE charge), based on latest prices, is approximately £2,762.