Monday, 14 July 2014

A11 Matilda

The A11 Matilda was designed in 1935 in response to a request for a cheap, easy to produce infantry support tank. Unfortunately for many, cheap and cheerful led to a bit of a bodge job that didn't really suit it's purpose. The tracks and running gears were all fully exposed and the turret lacked any form of anti-tank weaponry, so despite the hull and turret being able to withstand fire, it was still very vulnerable.

These, along with some of the more famous A12 Matilda II, were all the armour available to the BEF at the start of WW2 and after the evacuation at Dunkirk it was withdrawn from service.

3 comments:

  1. Ha! My favorite tank, lol.

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    1. None what so ever. It made it very vulnerable to enemy fire as they would just aim for the tracks and disable it

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