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Dave Morris (Noob)


Matilda Mk.III/IV

The Infantry Tank Mark II, best known as the Matilda, was a British infantry tank of the Second World War.

The design began as the A12 specification in 1936, as a gun-armed counterpart to the first British infantry tank, the machine gun armed, two-man A11 Infantry Tank Mark I. The Mark I was also known as Matilda, and the larger A12 was initially known as the Matilda II, Matilda senior or Waltzing Matilda. The Mark I was abandoned in 1940, and from then on the A12 was almost always known simply as "the Matilda".

With its heavy armour, the Matilda II was an excellent infantry support tank but with somewhat limited speed and armament. It was the only British tank to serve from the start of the war to its end, although it is particularly associated with the North Africa Campaign. It was replaced in front-line service by the lighter and less costly Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine beginning in late 1941.

Project summary

Matilda Mk.III/IV
GB Military British Army
42 Royal Tank Reg., 1 Army Tank Brig. T6968 "Phantom"
World War 2 - North Africa EG | 1941
Light Blue, Dessert Yellow, Olive Drab

Project inventory

Full kits
1:35 Matilda Mk.III/IV (Tamiya 35300)
Matilda Mk.III/IV British Infantry Tank Mk.IIA* (Limited Edition w/ Photographic Reference)
Tamiya 1:35
2009 | New tool
Detail and Conversion sets
1:35 Matilda (Friulmodel ATL-71)
Matilda flat type
Friulmodel 1:35
1:35 Matilda III/IV (Eduard 36094)
Matilda III/IV Tamiya
Eduard 1:35

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22. December 2017 at 00:06:21


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