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Armoured Vehicles

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many tanks were in service in each year since 1997. (84543)

The following table provides details of the numbers of Main Battle Tanks in-service with the armed forces during the period 1997-2006:

Equipment

Challenger 1 (CR1 MBT)

Challenger 2 (CR2 MBT)

1997

426

47

1998

426

131

1999

412

237

2000

338

309

2001

248

386

2002

160

386

2003

64

385

2004

11

385

2005

3

385

2006

3

385