- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 17, 2004
Head into battle with one of the most powerful tanks ever developed.
- Hear from crews what it is like to maneuver this massive machine in battle.
- The complete history of the groundbreaking British tank.
- Features combat footage from both Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
It tips the scales at 60 tons. It can cross the battlefield at 40 miles per hour. It can obliterate a moving, football-sized target (or a much, much bigger one) up to three miles away. So why was the Challenger Tank an underdog at military competitions in the late 1980s?
HEAVY METAL tells the story of the now-celebrated British tank that has proven its worth in two Iraqi conflicts. The men who serve in this metallic monster claim the hard-hitting warhorse is the world's best battle tank. Behind its impenetrable armor lies one of the most effective computerized weapons systems. Linked to a rifled, 110mm main gun that is a model of accuracy, it gives the enemy nowhere to hide. Unique archival film, riveting reenactments, extraordinary interviews, and dramatic computer graphics tell the story of this battlefield heavyweight.