A34 Comet Cruiser Tank Queens Own Hussars Berlin Brigade 1950 HG5208 scale 1:72
Hobby Master Ground Power Series
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 Queen’s Own Hussars (QOH) was formed in 1958 at Tidworth with the combining of the 3rd King’s Own Hussars and the 7th Queen’s Own Hussars. Squadrons of the QOH were sent to different locations to take part in various activities but in 1960 they were reunited in Munster, Germany where they remained until 1962. While in Germany the QOH was part of the British contingency stationed in the British sector of West Berlin as a deterrent to Soviet aggression.