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1940's Comet tank. Trusthorpe Beach. National Grid Reference TF. 477 910.

Comet A34 Cruiser Tank. (Photographs A.N. Bridgewater). 

Fitted with a 600hp Rolls Royce V12 Meteor petrol engine. Nice...... 

First built in 1943. 

33.53 tons laden weight. 

Built by Leyland Motors. 

155 miles on 116 gallon of petrol. Maximum speed 32 mph.......

Black & White Photograph. Comet tanks of the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, 11th Armoured Division, crossing the Weser at Petershagen, Germany, 7 April 1945. (Public Domain).

Colour Photograph.
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