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British Cruiser A34 Comet Mk. IV Tank -  T33578, 10th Royal Hussars "Prince of Wales's Own", 2nd Infantry Division, West Germany, 1950

Hobby Master British Cruiser A34 Comet Mk. IV Tank - T33578, "10th Royal Hussars "Prince of Wales's Own", 2nd Infantry Division, West Germany, 1950




 
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Hobby Master HG5209 British Cruiser A34 Comet Mk. IV Tank - T33578, 10th Royal Hussars "Prince of Wales's Own", 2nd Infantry Division, West Germany, 1950 (1:72 Scale) "After [El] Alamein, we never had a defeat."
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

The Tank, Cruiser, Comet I (A34) was a British cruiser tank that first saw use near the end of World War II. It was designed to provide greater anti-tank capability to Cromwell tank squadrons. It was armed with a 77mm HV, a derivative of the 17 pounder, with the result it was one of the few British tanks with the firepower to challenge late war German designs. Seeing post World War II combat during the Korean war, the Comet remained in British service until 1958. Comets sold to other countries continued in some cases to operate into the 70s.

The 11th Armoured Division was the first to receive the new tanks in December 1944 and the only division to be completely refitted by the end of the war. Because of its late arrival, the Comet did not participate in any major battles though it did see combat against the Germans. The Comet was involved in the crossing of the Rhine and the later Berlin Victory Parade in July 1945. The Comet's maximum speed of 32 miles per hour was greatly exploited on the German Autobahns.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a British cruiser tank, A34 Comet Mk. IV tank that was attached to the 10th 10th HussarsHussars, 2nd Infantry Division, then deployed to West Germany during 1950. Pre-order! Ship Date: January 2020.

Dimensions:
Length: 3-1/2-inches
Width: 1-1/2-inches

Release Date: ?

Historical Account: "Prince of Wales's Own" - The 10th Royal Hussars regiment was deployed to Lubeck in Germany as an armoured regiment in the British Army of the Rhine in 1946. It moved to Epsom Barracks in Iserlohn in 1948 and then returned to the UK in July 1953. It then deployed to Aqaba in Jordan in February 1956 in operations in support of the Jordanian Government: 19 members of the regiment were killed in an air crash at El Quweira in April 1957. After returning to the UK again in July 1957, the regiment moved to Swinton Barracks in Munster in July 1959 and then transferred to Barker Barracks in Paderborn in June 1960. It returned home again in March 1964 and then deployed to Aden in August 1964 during the Aden Emergency. The regiment moved to York Barracks in Munster in September 1965 and after returning home in September 1969, amalgamated with the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) to form the Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) in October 1969.

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Turret rotates
  • Elevating gun
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

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