A video game player leaked classified military documents online in a discussion about the accuracy of a tank battle game.
The gamer, who says that he is a tank commander and gunnery instructor, questioned the accuracy of the design of the Challenger 2 tank in the popular video game, War Thunder.
He posted classified data on the game’s message board, and said that the game designers “didn’t model it properly”. He posted pages from the official Challenger 2 Army Equipment Support Publication (AESP), the tank’s official user manual.
Some of the documents were labelled “UK restricted”, according to UK Defence Journal, a website.
The gamer, who calls himself Tidworth, posted a message alongside the AESP: “Linking those screenshots with the following edited image