British Cromwell and Comet Tanks (1), The War & Peace Revival 2014
WW2 Cromwell Tank T120582 - Flames from Exhaust
Stolen British Cromwell Tank MK III & MK IV
RAAC Museum Puckapunyal: Cromwell Tank
The Cromwell tank, officially Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M), was one of the series of cruiser tanks fielded by Britain in the Second World War. Named after the English Civil War leader Oliver Cromwell, the Cromwell was the first tank put into service by the British to combine high speed from a powerful and reliable engine, and reasonable armour. However, the originally proposed dual-purpose high velocity gun could not be fitted in the turret and the medium velocity dual purpose gun fitted proved inadequate. An improved version with a high velocity gun became the Comet tank.