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Matilda III CS
(A-12) Infantry Tank Mark II.A. Matilda II Mk II CS
Matilda IIICS
General Historical Information
Place of origin Great Britain
Category Infantry Close Support Tank
Speed 26 km/h
Armour MatildaII armour
Main armament 76.2 mm Ordnance QF 3 inch howitzer
General Ingame Information
Used by Great Britain
Australia
Canada
Seat 2 7.92 mm Besa mg
Historical Picture
Matilda IIICS real
Movie
FHSW ver001:03

FHSW ver0.25α2 "Matilda3 CS" Preview

Based on the Matilda II, this is the (A-12) Infantry Tank Mark II.A. Matilda II Mk II CS, also know as the Matilda III CS and it was a British infantry tank. Matilda infantry tanks were used by the British Army in France and North Africa until gradually replaced by the M3 Lee, the M3 Grant and the Sherman tanks in 1942. The Australian Army also deployed Matilda tanks in the infantry support role. The Matilda was very popular due to its heavy armour protection which rendered it immune from all Italian tanks in North Africa as well as many of the German anti-tank weapons available early in the war. The Matilda’s 2 pounder. gun was already obsolete at the beginning of the war, but it had sufficient armour penetration capability to deal with the flimsy Italian tanks encountered in North Africa. Although designated as an infantry tank, the 2 pounder gun could not fire high-explosive shells which might have been useful in defeating enemy infantry positions. Later, the British place a Ordnance QF 3 inch howitzer in the turret of a Infantry Tank Mark II.A. Matilda II Mk II. The Matilda III CS was born! The movie below show us the Matilda III CS, thanks to the FHSW Dev team!

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