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1944 A34 Comet Mk1 Model A – Victor T335227

Lot reference 13053979

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The Genuine British Tiger Killer!

Country: United Kingdom
Period: 20th - mid (WW II)
Condition: Good

This Cruiser Tank, A34 Comet Mk1 Model A, was without any doubt the best British tank in the WW-II. With its powerful 17-pounder gun it was the answer to the to the heavily armoured German Panther and Tiger Tanks.

This example, named by its crew 'VICTOR', was used by the British 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomany in the period January 1945 till the Victory parade in Berlin in August that year. After the war it remained in British Service as training tank for the Territorial Service until 1969.
After active service it shortly became a gate guard however it was lucky to be recovered and became an member of the Military Museum in Geneva till this was closed.

At the start of this century it was rescued by the British collector Mr. Ian Galliers who, after a couple of years, decided to restore it to its former Glory. The main part of the restoration work was effectuated in the period 2008-2010 by Mr. David Arnold, former director of the Isle of Wight Military Museum.

From this tank only a few survivors have been left worldwide. Gun (barrel currently not installed due to auction restrictions) can be delivered in case if buyer has the correct documents. Same for the breach block. In addition barrel and breechblock can also be de-militarized at customer’s request at additional costs (Euro 1.250,- excluding VAT). In case if Buyer is not coming with the sufficient documents tank will be delivered without gun and breach block according to Catawiki regulations.
British WW-II Historic Armour is a good Investment! This has been undervalued in relation to the US built examples during a long time. We are sure that this is rapidly going to change. Reason for this is that British armour is far more rare, from a technical point much more interesting, in some cases absolute superior to US built armour but most of all very exciting and great fun to drive.


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