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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.300
Matilda Mk.III/IV British Infantry Tank Mk.II A*
Item NoF35300

Length: 174mm. Image shows completed model.

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. It swept aside Italian opponents and was respectfully called the gQueen of the Deserth 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. The Matilda wrote 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 1/35 scale plastic assembly kit of the Matilda Mk.III/IV. šLength: 174mm, Width: 72mm. The Matilda's form has been richly reproduced based on a detailed study of the actual tank. šThe turret, gun mantlet, and front hull feature a realistic cast metal texture. šThe mechanically complicated suspension also has a detailed finish. šBelt and assembly type tracks included. š3 types of North African markings included. š1 full body commander, 2 torso (loader and driver) figures included.

Packaging


The Matilda's dynamic form has been realistically reproduced. The engine inspection hatch also has a rich finish.

The commander sitting on the cupola and the loader putting his hand on the hatch enhance the realism.
Torso driver figure is also included. The gun mantlet and the front hull feature a realistic cast metal texture.


Assembly type tracks seen from side armored skirts feature a realistic sag effect which enhances the model's presence.

Insulated exhaust pipes and the way they are connected to the exhaust is another great feature.

Special photo leaflets are included with the first edition lot. These color photos of the actual Matilda will definitely motivate your modeling.

Main Tamiya Colors required : XF-59 Desert yellow, XF-23 Light blue, XF-26 Deep green

The information on this page is current as of August 19, 2009. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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