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Infantry Tank Mark II A-12


Infantry Tank Mark II A-12 Specifications
A Matilda II Infantry Tank Mark II A-12 parades down Ludgate Hill and past St. Paul's Cathedral in London at the start of World War II.
A Matilda II Infantry Tank Mark II A-12 parades down Ludgate Hill and past St. Paul's Cathedral in London at the start of World War II.
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The Infantry Tank Mark II A-12 was an improvement over the Mark I in terms of both equipment and design. Find specifications for Britain's Matilda II below.

Date of service: 1939

Country: Great Britain

Type: Infantry Support

Dimensions: Length, 5.6 m (18.4ft); width, 2.59 m (8.5 ft); height, 2.51 m (8.2 ft)

Combat weight: 24,040 kg (26.5 tons)

Engine: Mark II Matilda II: Two AEG diesels; Mark II Matilda IV and later Marks: Two Leyland E170/1 diesels

Armament: One two-pounder (40mm) main gun; one 7.92mm BESA machine gun

Crew: 4

Speed: 24 km/h (15 mph)

Range: 258 km (150 mi)

Obstacle/grade performance: 0.6 m (2 ft)

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