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Great Britain's Cruiser Mk VIII, A27M, Cromwell VII

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Cruiser Mk VIII, A27M, Cromwell VII:
Great Britain's Cruiser Mk VIII, A27M, Cromwell VII
Imperial War Museum
Cruiser Mk VIII, A27M, Cromwell VII:
Great Britain's Cruiser Mk VIII, A27M, Cromwell VII
Royal Armored Corps Tank Museum

Design

The Cromwell VII had wider tracks, and speed governed to 32mph.

Additional armor was added by welding it to the front.7

Variants

  • Cromwell VII: Added armor.1 Tracks were wider.1
  • Cromwell VIIw: All welded hull.

Specifications

  Cruiser Mk VIII, A27M, Cromwell Mk VII
Crew 56
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 28 ton6
Length  
Height  
Width 10'3
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 1: 75 mm3,4,5
1: 75 OQF2,7
1: 75 mm QFSA6
Secondary  
MG - coaxial 1: 7.92 mm Besa MG6
MG - hull 1: 7.92 mm Besa MG6
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 64
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 6 - 1016, 1014
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Rolls Royce Meteor6
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders  
Net HP 6006
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 32 mph2,3,6,7
52 kph2,7
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 165 miles6
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width  
Diameter  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. World War Two Tanks, George Forty, 1995
  2. The Illustrated Guide to Tanks of the World, George Forty, 2006
  3. British and American Tanks of World War Two, The Complete Illustrated History of British, American, and Commonwealth Tanks 1933-1945, Peter Chamberlain and Chris Ellis, 1969
  4. Tanks of World War II, Duncan Crow, 1979
  5. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  6. The Royal Armoured Corps Tank Museum, 1956
  7. Profile AFV Weapons 25 Cromwell and Comet, Major James Bingham, 1971
  8. World War I and II Tanks, George Forty, 2012
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