HC Deb 05 March 1982 vol 19 c244W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he now expects the Challenger tank to come into service; how many have been ordered; and at what estimated unit cost.

Mr. Pattie

Challenger will begin to enter service in the mid-1980s. An order has been placed for sufficient Challenger tanks to equip four armoured regiments. The estimated unit cost is £1.5 million for a fully equipped tank at September 1980 prices.

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