Monday, July 4, 2016

A12 lnfantry Tank Mk. II Matilda Paper Model In 1/87 Scale - by Britrex



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The Real Thing in Action
Created by Czech team from Britrex website, this is the British lnfantry Tank Mk.II Matilda, here in a very well done paper model version in 1/87 scale (HO scale). The Infantry Tank Mark II, best known as the Matilda, was a British infantry tank of the Second World War. The design began as the A12 specification in 1936, as a gun-armed counterpart to the first British infantry tank, the machine gun armed, two-man A11 Infantry Tank Mark I. The Mark I was also known as Matilda, and the larger A12 was initially known as the Matilda II, Matilda senior or Waltzing Matilda. The Mark I was abandoned in 1940, and from then on the A12 was almost always known simply as "the Matilda". With its heavy armour, the Matilda II was an excellent infantry support tank but with somewhat limited speed and armament. It was the only British tank to serve from the start of the war to its end, although it is particularly associated with the North Africa Campaign. It was replaced in front-line service by the lighter and less costly Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine beginning in late 1941.

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A Captured Matilda
Criado pela equipe do site tcheco Britrex, este é Tanque Britânico de Infantaria Mk. II Matilda, aqui em uma muito bem feita versão em papel, na escala 1/87 (escala HO).Matilda II foi um tanque de infantaria britânico da Segunda Guerra Mundial. Serviu durante toda a guerra e tornou-se particularmente associado com a Campanha Norte-Africana. Foi substituído no serviço pelo tanque de infantaria Valentine. Com a sua pesada armadura o Matilda II era um excelente tanque apoio de infantaria, mas com velocidade e armamento um pouco limitado. Por volta de setenta Matilda ainda existem em vários graus de preservação. A maioria (por volta de 30) está na Austrália, em museus, exibidos em monumentos públicos ou sob posse privada. Uma notável coleção fica no Royal Australian Armoured Corps Memorial and Army Tank Museum, em Puckapunyal, Austrália, a qual conta com cinco Matilda II em exibição.

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Link: A12.lnfantry.Tank.Mk.II.Matilda.Paper.Model.In.1/87.Scale.by.Britrex


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