Well, now you're just talking about old and outdated cliches yes yes we all know this old story. But haven't you just read the post above yours? 2 Challengers were practically almost "lost" to enemy fire.
In 2006 a Challenger 2 (with ERA protection) was frontally penetrated by an RPG-29 (one of the most powerful close distance anti tank weapon used today). The driver lost his foot, but fortunately all crewmembers survived the attack.
here's the picture of what happened. (which has already been posted in this thread!) http://img202.images...challenger2.jpg
And I'm not even amazed about the old stories of 2003, where the Challenger 2 survived multiple hits by RPG-7 in Iraq, OF COURSE this early series of RPGs couldn't penetrate the modern composite armour (which was also used on the Leo 2A4 & M1 Abrams), that's just what the chobham armour was designed for. The only purpose of this type of layered composite armour is to stop incoming treats to prevent penetration. That still doesn't make the Challenger 2 any better than other western MBTs, since most of them have got the same armour and ability to take on a lot of punishment by outdated weapons like RPG-7 which can barely penetrate only 300mm RHA armour...
Also, another Chr2 was badly hit by an penetrative IED, the driver was serioiusly injuried and blabla read it yourself.
And I may remember you that also a Canadian Leopard 2A6m has been hit by the same kind of IED in 2007, and it didn't penetrated, none of the cremembers were seriously injured.
Let the facts speak for themselves...
ALSO, do you seriously believe that only the british Chr 2 has got modern laser computer fire control systems that enable to hit ball sized targets on the move? Well, actually every modern MBT can do this today, I mean, it's nothing special today. It's just a part of many typical features all main battle tanks have. Nothing special on that.