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1/48 Military Miniature Series No.72
Matilda Mk.III/IV British Infantry Tank Mk.IIA*
Item No: 32572

Length: 127mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit. (Marking Option A)

Queen of the Desert
The Matilda was developed as a heavily armored infantry tank and was the British Army's main tank in North Africa during WWII. She swept aside Italian opponents and was respectfully called the “Queen of the Desert” by German forces. During Operation Battleaxe to lift the siege of Tobruk in June 1941, German forces famously used their 88mm AA guns in the anti-tank role as they were the only effective counter against Matildas which could be found. The Matilda has written her name into the history books as a highly effective tank which continually proved her worth during many fierce battles throughout North Africa.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic assembly kit of the Matilda Mk.III/IV. ★Length: 127mm. ★The Matilda's form, including the distinctive turret, front hull and side armored skirt, has been accurately reproduced. ★The turret and front hull feature a realistic cast metal texture. ★Weights are included to be inserted in the hull and provide a realistic heavy feel. ★Assembly tracks with one-piece straight sections feature realistic sag effect. ★Commander torso figure included. ★Comes with 3 marking options to depict a tank from the North African front.


■Hatches on the engine deck are realistically depicted.

■The commander torso figure enhances realism.

■Insulated exhaust pipes have also been realistically rendered.

32nd Army Tank Brigade, Libya, 1941
(Marking Option B)

49th Royal Tank Regiment, 35th Army Tank Brigade
England, 1942 (Marking Option C)

■Tamiya Color paints for painting the Matilda Mk.III/IV
Most of the Matildas sent to North Africa at the start of WWII featured camouflage patterns designed to disguise their silhouettes. Some tanks used for training purposes in the UK featured a brown cloud camouflage pattern. Kit comes with 3 marking options.
Tamiya Color Acrylic Color
(Item No.)
Enamel Color
(Item No.)
Marking Option
XF-1 Flat Black 81701 80301 A, C
XF-10 Flat Brown 81710 80310 B
XF-23 Light Blue 81723 80323 A, B
XF-26 Deep Green 81726 80326 A
XF-59 Desert Yellow 81759 80359 A, B
XF-52 Flat Earth 81752 80352 C

■Tamiya Color paints for painting details and figures

Tamiya Color Acrylic Color
(Item No.)
Enamel Color
(Item No.)

Tamiya Color Acrylic Color
(Item No.)
Enamel Color
(Item No.)
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80010
XF-49 Khaki 81749 80349
XF-9 Hull Red 81709
XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756 80356
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
XF-57 Buff 81757 80357
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
XF-64 Red Brown 81764 80364

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The information on this page is current as of September 9, 2014. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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