Saturday, 29 September 2012
Matilda Queen of the Desert Part 6
Matilda Tank Suspension
this was on the first production tanks later the carrying wheels was replaced by skid rails which were easier to produce.
The picture above is a early proto-type as you can see the Tank is very bare,behind the turrett at the rear of the tank the is measureing equipment also the mud chutes have been attached and you can see they worked well going by the stains on the side.
the must important note of the later designs was the armour protection which was impressive for the time.
The Hull front was a massive 78mm the thinnest plates was 20mm which made the tank able to withstand any form of anti-tank or most othe forms of artillery
Matilda the Queen
I just think there is something special about this tank.
My next model I am making is an British universal carrier MkII picture below.
The reason I have done Matilda and now the Universal carrier is that it was the first armour vehicles that the British used in WW2