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The World's Fastest Tank. (Digest).

The official international speed record for the World's Fastest Tank has recently been set by a CVR(T) Scorpion Tank upgraded to the latest S 2000 Peacekeeper standard by Repaircraft. Timed by the British police and MMST and witnessed by the Guiness Book or Records, a standard production S 2000 raced its way into the record books at an average speed of 82.23 kph. To qualify as a world record, calibrated and certified electronic speed readings must be taken for consecutive runs in opposite directions, therefore the electronic speed measuring equipment was set up in the centre of the main straight of the British Ministry of Defence QuinetiQ test track. The secret under-the-hood formula for the Peacekeeper is a Repaircraft/Steyr model 2133 3.2 litre turbocharged and electronically managed diesel engine. The S 2000 features K10,000 replaceable rubber pad tracks, the S 2000 Intelligent Electrical System, an explosive suppressant fuel tank, DNGS image intensifier day/night-vision gun sights and applique armour fitted as standard issue.
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Date:Jun 1, 2002
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