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UNIQUE ID 1817: A34 COMET TANK

(Model: Mark IB)

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Shau Kei Wan, China

(Location: Military Vehicle and Gun Display Area)


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Unique ID: 1817
Added to Database: 30 September 2011
Last Edited: 2 October 2011
Type (ID): A34 Comet (3370)
Model (ID): Mark IB (3374)
Location Category (ID): Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence (14900)
Location (ID): Military Vehicle and Gun Display Area (14902)
Serial Number:
Registration: 48QM84 (not authentic): “48QM84” painted on nose and hull rear.
Name: “NINA” painted on turret sides.
Other Identification: “8C 3055DB” or similar cast into mantlet. “8?? T0798?” and “A30” cast into bow machine-gun mount. Unit markings painted on nose. White edged red triangle painted on turret sides.
Collection Reference:
Links: Panoramio
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Design parent and sole manufacturer)
2: Shek Kong Barracks, Tai Lam, New Territories, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (From ca1949 - 1995)
3: Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In China publication:

This Comet has a label that states: “A few Comet tanks were brought to Hong Kong during and after the Korean War (1950-53). Only one was retained by the British Army and was displayed in the Shek Kong Barracks until 1995 when the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) disbanded.” This Comet is the one that was previously a gate guardian at Shek Kong. It appears to be fitted with a fake muzzle brake, and has an extra machine-gun fitted in the mantlet, in the aperture for the gunner’s sight.


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September 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5695
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060306...
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Upper front right view
2: Upper front right view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5696
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060356...
Views: 50
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5697
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060355...
Views: 57
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5698
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060305...
Views: 71
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Lower front view
5: Lower front view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5699
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060398...
Views: 60
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Lower front left view
6: Lower front left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5700
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060308...
Views: 52
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Upper front left view
7: Upper front left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5701
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060307...
Views: 51
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Front left view
8: Front left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5702
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060309...
Views: 201
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Left view
9: Left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5703
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060315...
Views: 45
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Left view
10: Left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5704
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060344...
Views: 50
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Rear left view
11: Rear left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5705
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060340...
Views: 79
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Upper rear left view
12: Upper rear left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5706
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060313...
Views: 47
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Upper rear left view
13: Upper rear left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5707
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060316...
Views: 50
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Upper rear view
14: Upper rear view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5708
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060318...
Views: 45
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Rear view
15: Rear view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5709
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060335...
Views: 51
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Upper rear right view
16: Upper rear right view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5710
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060320...
Views: 55
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Upper rear right view
17: Upper rear right view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5711
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060323...
Views: 37
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Rear right view
18: Rear right view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5712
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060336...
Views: 41
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Rear right view
19: Rear right view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5713
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060337...
Views: 34
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Right view
20: Right view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5714
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060329...
Views: 37
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Front left view
21: Front left view

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5715
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060348...
Views: 27
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Close-up
22: Close-up

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5716
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060385...
Views: 37
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Markings on nose
23: Markings on nose

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5717
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060361...
Views: 35
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Markings on nose
24: Markings on nose

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5718
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060360...
Views: 32
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Turret close-up
25: Turret close-up

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5719
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060370...
Views: 36
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Turret close-up
26: Turret close-up

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5720
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060373...
Views: 29
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Turret close-up
27: Turret close-up

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5721
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060359...
Views: 33
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Markings on turret
28: Markings on turret

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5722
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060367...
Views: 43
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Left side door
29: Left side door

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5723
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060387...
Views: 29
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Right side door
30: Right side door

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5724
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060377...
Views: 30
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Markings on bow machine-gun mount
31: Markings on bow machine-gun mount

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5725
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060378...
Views: 32
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Markings on bow machine-gun mount
32: Markings on bow machine-gun mount

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5726
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060382...
Views: 28
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Markings on mantlet
33: Markings on mantlet

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5727
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060364...
Views: 35
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Hull rear - note fishtail exhausts
34: Hull rear - note fishtail exhausts

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5728
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060369...
Views: 37
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Exhibit label
35: Exhibit label

Taken: 25 September 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 5729
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: P1060341...
Views: 34
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September 2009

Front view, photo by Kevin Fai
36: Front view, photo by Kevin Fai

Taken: 28 September 2009
Contributor: Flickr
Photo ID: 5739
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: 43062214...
Views: 43
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December 2008

Close-up, "Urban Magic" by Justin Gaurav Murgai
37: Close-up, "Urban Magic" by Justin Gaurav Murgai

Taken: 14 December 2008
Contributor: Flickr
Photo ID: 5738
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: 35212415...
Views: 93
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May 2008

Front view, photo by BrokenSphere
38: Front view, photo by BrokenSphere

Taken: 24 May 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 5730
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: Front_Co...
Views: 53
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Front left view, photo by BrokenSphere
39: Front left view, photo by BrokenSphere

Taken: 24 May 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 5731
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: FrontSid...
Views: 48
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Rear right view, photo by BrokenSphere
40: Rear right view, photo by BrokenSphere

Taken: 24 May 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 5732
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: RearSide...
Views: 36
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Rear view, photo by BrokenSphere
41: Rear view, photo by BrokenSphere

Taken: 24 May 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 5733
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: Rear_Com...
Views: 47
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March 2008

Front view, photo by Hwoarang17
42: Front view, photo by Hwoarang17

Taken: 30 March 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 5734
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: Front_Co...
Views: 64
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2007

Rear right view, photo by KTo288
43: Rear right view, photo by KTo288

Taken: 2007 (Estimated)
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 5735
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: RearSide...
Views: 38
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October 2005

Front left view, photo by tangdersons
44: Front left view, photo by tangdersons

Taken: 29 October 2005
Contributor: Flickr
Photo ID: 5736
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: 19289973...
Views: 50
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Front view, photo by tangdersons
45: Front view, photo by tangdersons

Taken: 29 October 2005
Contributor: Flickr
Photo ID: 5737
Added: 2 October 2011
Filename: 19282321...
Views: 36
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