Char Britannique A.34 Comet I
Heavy Cruiser Tank

Char Britannique A.34 Comet I, Heavy Cruiser Tank

The Comet I heavy cruiser tank was similar in layout to the A.27 Cromwell cruiser tank, except that it had a welded hull et turret. The Comet carried a shortened 17 pdr gun, capable of defeating chars enemy Tiger et Panther, especially when using the new A.P.D.S. tank round which was introduced en 1945. Chars Comet were first issued to the 11e Division Blindée in Décembre 1944, et they took part in the Rhine crossings en Mars 1945. Le Comet became le char de combat de l'armée britannique après la guerre, it served in the Suez Canal Zone, Palestine, et West Berlin until 1958, when it was replaced by the Centurion tank. Many chars Comet were sold, et remained in service avec other armed forces until the late 1970s.

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Spécifications Techniques

  • A.34 Comet I
  • Type: Heavy Cruiser Tank
  • Moteur: Rolls-Royce Meteor V-12 cylinder, 447 kw
  • Transmission: 5 Forward, 1 Reverse
  • Vitesse: 52 km/h sur route
  • Capacité essence: 527 l
  • Autonomie: 200 km
  • Longueur: 6558 mm
  • Largeur: 3050 mm
  • Hauteur: 2682 mm
  • Poids: 33500 kg
  • Armement: canon de 77 mm L.50 (17 pounder modifié), mitrailleuse de 7,92 mm Besa en tourelle et caisse, 2" Bomb Thrower
  • Équipage: chef de char, conducteur, tireur, chargeur, radio-pourvoyeur
  • Production: 1944- (1.200 units)

Déploiement Historique

  • Armée Britannique, 1944–1958

The Comet was the best char britannique de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, it proved a good match for chars enemy Tiger et Panther. However, in terms of armoured véhicule design, the Comet was a step back: it had vertical armour plate like char Tiger I allemand, rather than the more protective sloped plate of the Panther, T-34 medium tank, ou A.16 Crusader.

Questions Fréquents

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Figurines Britanniques de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale