Thursday, January 19 2017 21:45 EET
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The British Army secretly moved tanks in case of Eastern Europe`s invasion
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UK Army moved tanks through Channel Tunnel during secret drills to test the rail network in case of an invasion of Eastern Europe.

During the night exercise five Challenger tanks were loaded on to trains and taken to France and back.

Training operation, in which five military vehicles were moving, was carried out as a preparation for possible invasion in Europe.

Such steps were undertaken to be certain in military transportation effectiveness.

A Warrior armored fighting vehicle, a recovery variant of the Warrior, a Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT), a recovery Challenger, and a reconnaissance vehicle were loaded onto a train at the military’s railhead in Wiltshire for the test journey.

It is expected that rail will be the primary means that UK armor will be relocated to Germany in the event of NATO’s rapid reaction force being deployed for combat.

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