Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
British A34 Comet
T33578, 10th Hussars, 2nd Infantry Div.,
West Germany, 1950
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Main gun elevates
Metal chassis, turret and main gun
Tracks replicate real track droop
The British Cruiser Tank A34 "Comet" was designed to correct some of the problems with the Cromwell Tank as well as providing better anti-tank capability for their squadrons. The Comet was late entering WWII so it wasn't involved in any major battles but with its new main gun it could take on Germany's large tanks. After WWII the Comet saw combat in Korea and remained in the British inventory until 1958. The Comet was sold to 5 other countries and some even operated until the 1970s.
The British Liberation Army (BLA) was used to describe the British Forces on the Western Front during WWII and with the end of the war the second British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) was formed on August 25, 1945. When NATO was formed in 1949 the BAOR was Britain's first contribution. The BAOR task was to control districts the military government was running in British zones of occupied Germany. Once the government became a civilian responsibility the BAOR no longer had to deal with it and became solely responsible for British troops in Germany.