|Vehicle Type||Medium Tank|
|Origin & Designer||Britain/Leyland|
|Crew||5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Hull Gunner & Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x OQF 77mm L/55 HV Mk. II Gun|
|Elevation||-12° to +20°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (24 Seconds Powered)|
|Gun Sight||No. 57|
|Secondary Armament||1 x 7.92mm Besa Machine Gun (Coaxial).|
1 x 7.92mm Besa Machine Gun (Bow).
1 x .303 Bren Machine Gun (AA Mount).
|Smoke Discharger||2 x Six Barrelled dischargers|
|Ammunition Carried||61 x 77mm Rounds + 5.175 x 7.92mm & 600 x .303 + 12 x Smoke Rounds|
|Combat Weight||33.225 kg|
|Radio||No. 19 Set|
|Armour||Hull Front: 74mm.|
Hull Sides: 32mm.
Hull Rear: 25mm.
Hull Top: 14mm.
Hull Bottom: 14mm.
Gun Mantlet: 102mm.
Turret Front: 102mm.
Turret Sides: 64mm.
Turret Rear: 57mm.
Turret Top: 25mm.
|Engine||Rolls Royce Meteor (Petrol)|
|Transmission||5 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||198 km|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||119 km|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||47 kph|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||26 kph|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Notes||The Comet arrived too late to make a difference in the campaign in Europe, the first formation to receive the new tanks was the 11th armoured division in late 1944, it did see action in the Rhine battles in Spring 1945. The vehicle itself was the best British tank to date mounting a 77mm Hv gun which could knockout the German heavy tanks at a decent range.
The Comet went on to serve in Korea before being replaced by the Centurion in 1958 as a main battle tank.|