The Cromwell was one of the best in the line of ‘Cruiser’ tanks developed by Britain during WW2. It was similar to the Centaur but had the Meteor engine - a detuned Merlin - nearly doubling it’s power output.
The Cromwell was one of the fastest tanks of the war - capable of 40 mph, but had to be restricted to 32 mph to save the suspension from damage.
The Cromwell was armed with 75 mm cannon and 2 x 7.62 mm machine guns. It weighed 28 tons and had a crew of five. The Mk VI had a 95 mm howitzer in place of the main gun.