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Cruiser Tank (Comet A34)

General Details
Specifications
Manufacture Date(s)1945
Quantity Produced0
Weightunknown
Crew5
M.G's small2
M.G's large(>10mm)0
Length7.72 mtr
Width3.08 mtr
Height2.69 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed29 mph
Max Cross Country Speed16 mph
Range Road123 miles
Range Cross Country0 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity139 gal
Horse Power600 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Comet tank was designed as a heavy cruiser tank that could rapidly move and provide good A/T performance, in appearance it looked like the Cavalier.

The vehicle had a rear Rolls Royce Meteor engine producing 600hp driving the tracks, towards the main front idler over the 5 large road wheels, round the idler and back under the roadwheels in the standard Christie style.

The Comet was a redesigned Cromwell designed to take the 17pdr AT gun, this failed so a cut down 17pdr - the 77mm was fitted.

Armour Details
Turret
Front102mm@0°(102mm)
Side64mm@0°(64mm)
Rear57mm@0°(57mm)
Top25mm@90°(25 mm)
Superstructure
Front76mm@0°(76mm)
Side29mm@0°(29mm)
Rear25mm@0°(25mm)
Top14mm@90°(14 mm)
Hull
Front64mm@0°(64mm)
Side14mm@0°(14mm)
Rear25mm@0°(25mm)
Top20mm@90°(20 mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 102 mm - Minimum 20 mm


Weapon Details
Ordnance Q.F. 77mm 3inch
Manufacturedunknown - 1945
Calibre76.20mm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
AP(AP) 76.20mm 7.65Kg   792M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.26 0.53 1.13 1.8 2.56 3.42 4.42
Penetration(mm) 114 113 110 104 97 91 85 79
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 96 77 44 25 15

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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