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UNIQUE ID 2302: A34 COMET TANK

(Model: Mark IB)

Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Britain

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID:

2302
Added to Database:
2 June 2012
Last Edited:
4 June 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
A34 Comet (3370)
Mark IB (3374)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
Isle of Wight Military History Museum (3100)
Museum Building (3102)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “Comet No.1” printed on label on glacis.
Collection Reference:
Links:
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Design parent and sole manufacturer)
2: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (1993 – probable location)
3: Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:


[No entry]

Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:


[No entry]

Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:


This Comet was found in 1993 on a German firing range and brought back to the Isle of Wight. It is undergoing restoration; it is missing its turret, engine, tracks and many other parts. Its turret is likely to be replaced by one of those in the museum’s collection.


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August 2009

Upper front left view
1: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7628
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040692...
Views: 100
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7629
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040441...
Views: 85
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7630
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040440...
Views: 77
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7631
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040439...
Views: 87
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Rear left view
5: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7632
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040828...
Views: 94
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Candidate Comet turret, at right
6: Candidate Comet turret, at right

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7633
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040482...
Views: 141
Select/Has Priority: 21/0