Matilda Infantry Tank 1938–45

Matilda Infantry Tank 1938–45 cover

Description

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.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780968087
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 13 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 8
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Fletcher

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

Illustrator

Peter Sarson

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