Matilda Infantry Tank 1938–45

Matilda Infantry Tank 1938–45 cover

Matilda Infantry Tank 1938–45

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The Matilda was the principal British infantry tank in the early years of World War II. It served with the BEF in France and later in North Africa, where it earned the title 'Queen of the Desert'. Outclassed by increasingly powerful German anti-tank weapons, it still remained a power in the South-East Pacific, and was kept in service until the end of the war by Australian forces. In this title, David Fletcher deals with Marks I to V. Development and operational history are discussed, along with service in other countries, including Germany and Russia. Numerous variants are also covered, including the prototype 'Hedgehog' bunker-busting weapon.

Table of Contents

Developmental history · Operational history · The crew · Foreign service · Variants · The plates · Index

Product details

Published Jan 27 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855324572
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 13 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 8
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Fletcher

David Fletcher MBE was born in 1942. He has writte…

Illustrator

Peter Sarson

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