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1943 Leyland A27M Cruiser Tank Mk.VIII Cromwell Mk.IV

1943 Leyland A27M Cruiser Tank Mk.VIII Cromwell Mk.IV in Rover: The Long Goodbye, Documentary, 2007 IMDB

Class: Others, Military armored vehicle — Model origin: UK

1943 Leyland A27M Cruiser Tank Mk.VIII Cromwell Mk.IV

Position 00:04:10 [*] Background vehicle

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Sunbar UK

2008-11-15 12:08

Picture probably illustrates the Meteor engine produced in WWI by Rover.

Rolls Royce Meteor engine production was taken over by Rover as a result of the jet engine production moving from Rover to Rolls Royce.

The Meteor was used in the following vehicles according to Wikipedia:

* Cromwell
* Comet
* Centurion
* Tortoise experimental assault tank.
* Conqueror post war heavy tank

edit: From its appearance possibly a 1943 Leyland A27M Cruiser Tank Mk.VIII Cromwell Mk.IV as here... /vehicle_40989-Leyland-A27M-Cruiser-Tank-MkVIII-Cromwell-MkIV-1943.html


-- Last edit: 2008-11-15 12:26:13

2491tj EN

2008-11-19 16:01

going by those odd turret shapes..id say a Centurion..it was a joint co operation build by Leyland/Royal Ordnance Factory/Vickers........the "Leyland" is what links it to Rover.

rob UK

2009-12-26 23:00

A34 Comet

marklandynut UK

2010-05-15 00:56

Leyland had nothing to do with Rover until 1967 when Leyland bought Rover. Prior to that they were two independant companies, and were in fact rivals from 1960 when Leyland bought Standard Triumph. The fact both were involved on these tanks is coincidence and done soleley to the fact Rolls Royce did not have enough production capacity to build the Meteor engine for the tanks as they were already fully committed to making Merlins for aircraft.

mike962 DE

2014-06-07 19:17

Cromwell and Comet are nearly the same only the main gun different and the Comet had spacer wheels

compare

Comet
http://www.simonsfotos.co.uk/uploads/4/1/6/8/4168990/8891438_orig.jpg?315

Cromwell
http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/tanks/cromwell.jpg

IMO I would delete the whole entry cos too bad visible

IF we really have to keep it I go with Comet cos upper part of the turret looks a bit more sloped

seen here http://www.simonsfotos.co.uk/uploads/4/1/6/8/4168990/8891438_orig.jpg?315

-- Last edit: 2014-06-07 19:21:20

Gamer DE

2016-09-13 15:24

Class would be Military armored vehicle in my opinion.

dsl SX

2019-02-22 15:16

marklandynut wrote Leyland had nothing to do with Rover until 1967 when Leyland bought Rover. Prior to that they were two independent companies, and were in fact rivals from 1960 when Leyland bought Standard Triumph.

Agreed up to a point, but many unexpected collaborations took place during WW2 under government direction - the normal rules did not apply. Also noted that soon after WW2, Leyland and Rover seem to have had friendly relations while there was no competitive overlap between their respective truck and car production. Leyland for instance were silent partners in co-funding Rover's early gas turbine projects, presumably to watch for any potential truck applications.

dsl SX

2019-03-13 01:03

A Big Clue just about legible
[Image: 04-10cromwell.jpg]
Also the commentary describes Rover making the Rolls-Royce-designed Meteor engines for the Cromwell tank, an arrangement which I've read started in 1942.

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