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UNIQUE ID 2303: A34 COMET TANK

(Model: Mark IB)

Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Britain

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID: 2303
Added to Database: 2 June 2012
Last Edited: 5 June 2012
Type (ID): A34 Comet (3370)
Model (ID): Mark IB (3374)
Location Category (ID): Isle of Wight Military History Museum (3100)
Location (ID): Museum Building (3102)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “Comet No.3” printed on label on glacis.
Collection Reference:
Links: MilWeb
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Leyland Motors, Farington, Lancashire, North West England, Britain (Design parent and sole manufacturer)
2: Merrion Barracks, Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain (Dates unknown)
3: Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (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 Britain publication:

This Comet was a gate guardian at Castlemartin firing range in South Wales. When it was placed on its plinth it had 52 miles on its odometer. 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.
It was recently put on sale on MilWeb with the following text: “We have the following vehicles for sale: Two A34 Comets which featured in Tank Overhaul on TV. Both in need of full restoration but we can sell as packages as we have the largest stock of Comet spares around. Serious offers please.”.


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August 2009

Upper front left view
1: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7643
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040680...
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Upper front left view
2: Upper front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7644
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040681...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7645
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040449...
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7646
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040448...
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7647
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040447...
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Rear right view
6: Rear right view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7648
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040829...
Views: 99
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Rear left view
7: Rear left view

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7649
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040830...
Views: 75
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Comet gun and mount
8: Comet gun and mount

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7650
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040450...
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Candidate turret
9: Candidate turret

Taken: 5 August 2009
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 7651
Added: 3 June 2012
Filename: P1040815...
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