Armored fighting vehicles of Great Britain: the medium cruising tank MK 7 Cromwell. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Armored fighting vehicles of Great Britain: the medium cruising tank MK 7 Cromwell. One of the most successful British tanks of the Second World War. During the production was constantly upgraded. Named after Oliver Cromwell, leader of the Civil War in England. “Cromwell” was the first English tank, adopted by the country, which combined a universal gun, a powerful engine Rolls-Royce Meteor and good armor in a successful layout. The first major battle was the Battle of Normandy in June 1944. The tank was part of the reconnaissance regiment of the famous British 7th Panzer Division “Desert Rats”.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1943-1945

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Issued: 1070 items

Weight: 27.9 t

Power: 600 hp

Speed: 64 km / h

Crew: 5 persons

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