History of War

MATILDA II

“THE MATILDA II WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFANTRY SUPPORT IN MIND – SPEED WAS A SECONDARY CONSIDERATION WHILE FIREPOWER AND ARMOUR PROTECTION TOOK PRECEDENT”

When the Matilda II Infantry Tank, initially known as the A12 Infantry Tank Mk. II, reached the front lines of the British Army in 1940, its armour protection and two-pounder (40mm, 1.6 inch) main gun made it a formidable weapon, capable of defeating much of the German

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