Matilda II

A12 Matilda
This model comes as two parts; hull & turret.

Originally specified as the A12, the Matilda saw service with the British Army from 1939 to 1955. It fought in WWII and the Arab Israeli War.

2.987 Matilda IIs were built between 1937 and 1943. It weighed 25 tons, featured a 2 pounder 44mm gun and a 7.92mm Besa machine gun. It had a crew of four; driver, gunner, loader, & commander.

409 Matildas were supplied to the Australian Army between 1942 and 1944 and saw action in the Pacific theatre. Nearly 1,100 were sent to Russia and saw action in the Battle of Moscow.
A dozen Matildas were captured and used by the German Army following Operation Battleaxe.

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