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The Comet was initially designed as a successor to the Cromwell, and was drafted to share as many components as possible. The Comet was roughly the equivalent of the German Panther medium tank (which predated it by two years). It was armed with a shortened version of the highly effective 76.2mm 17-pounder gun - the only major British model to be so equipped. The thick sloped armour was also strong enough to deal with most German anti-tank weaponry.
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