|610 Hit Points|
|27.31 / 31 kgWeight|
|75/70/55Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|75/75/75Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|274 h.p.Engine Power|
|25 km/hSpeed Limit|
|35 deg/secTraverse Speed|
|110 Standard Shell Damage|
|86 mmStandard Shell Penetration|
|3.71428571428571 Time for Complete Loading|
|34 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed|
|350 mView Range|
|570 mSignal Range|
Though the Matilda IV is classified as a medium tank, when compared to similar-tiered vehicles it emerges about equal in terms of firepower and armor, but its low mobility lends this tank to be played more as a heavy tank, specifically a tiny stock KV-1.
|Level||Turret||Weight (t)||Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm)||Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s)||View Range (m)|
|Level||Gun||Weight (t)||Average Penetration (mm)||Rate of Fire||Dispersion at 100 m||Aiming Time|
|V||76 mm ZiS-96||1155||86/102/38||110/110/156||16.15||0.41||1.71|
|Level||Engine||Weight (t)||Engine Power (h.p.)||Chance of Fire on Impact|
|Level||Suspension||Weight (t)||Load Limit||Traverse Speed (deg/s)|
|Level||Radio||Weight (t)||Signal Range (m)|
|IX||WS No. 19R||0||570|
Pros and Cons
- Superior rate of fire, aim time and accuracy to comparable guns on the Soviet KV-1 and T-34
- Amazing gun depression/elevation, superior to even the American M4 Sherman
- Very high survivability for a Tier 5 medium tank, thanks to a combination of thick armor, small size and high HP
- Preferential matchmaking (Tier 6 maximum)
- Crew layout matches those of Soviet medium tanks from tier 7 onward
- Limited top speed and power to weight ratio
- Low penetration, even with APCR
- Poor accuracy makes it difficult to aim for weakspots or snipe
The Matilda IV is more like a heavy tank than a medium tank in playstyle. Like any other slow tank, it requires careful analysis of the enemy team composition and map layout in order to be able to ensure that it arrives in time to make a difference in the battle.
The 76 mm ZiS-96 has a phenomenally good aim time by Soviet standards, and has the rate-of-fire to make up for any shots that may have bounced or missed. Its primary failing is the low penetration, especially by the standards of Tier 5. The gun is nearly the same thing as the 76 mm ZiS-5 (the KV-1's stock gun) or the 76 mm F-34 (the T-34's intermediate 76 mm gun), and even with APCR, it will have a very difficult time penetrating most heavy tanks. The accuracy is also fairly disappointing, making long range shots and targeting weakspots in heavily armored tanks somewhat tricky. The ammunition capacity is also somewhat limited, given the high rate-of-fire, so shots must be taken with care.
The Matilda IV boasts good armor for a medium tank, and this combined with its excellent gun depression (one of the best in the game) makes it very good at fighting on hilly terrain. Many lower tier tanks will have significant trouble penetrating it from most angles, but equal and higher tier tanks, especially heavy tanks and medium tanks armed with howitzers, will have very little trouble penetrating its armor It is also very important to avoid open areas and stay artillery-safe, because even though the Matilda IV does not take too much damage from lower tier artillery, they are still capable of wearing it down with repeated hits.
The role in which the Matilda IV excels is that of flank protection. It will have absolutely no problems destroying any light tank and most medium tanks that it faces, and it has the HP to take a few hits. This makes it ideal for protecting allied heavy tanks from lower tier tanks and medium tanks, allowing the heavy tanks to focus on tougher targets.
As a premium tank, the Matilda IV does not have any modules to be researched.
|Light Tanks||IMS-1 • IIBT-2 • IIT-26 • IIT-60 • IITetrarch • IIIBT-7 • IIIBT-SV • IIIM3 Light • IIIT-127 • IIIT-46 • IIIT-70 • IVA-20 • IVT-50 • IVT-80 • IVValentine II • VIMT-25 • VIILTTB • VIIIT-54 ltwt.|
|Medium Tanks||IVT-28 • VMatilda IV • VT-34 • VIA-43 • VIT-34-85 • VISpectre • VIT-34-88 • VIIA-44 • VIIKV-13 • VIIT-43 • VIIT-44-122 • VIIIObject 416 • VIIIT-44 • IXObject 430 Version II • IXT-54 • XObject 140 • XObject 430 • XT-62A|
|Heavy Tanks||VChurchill III • VKV-1S • VKV-220 • VKV-1 • VIKV-2 • VIKV-85 • VIT-150 • VIIIS • VIIKV-3 • VIIIIS-3 • VIIIIS-6 • VIIIKV-5 • VIIIKV-4 • IXIS-8 • IXST-I • XIS-4 • XIS-7|
|Tank Destroyers||IIAT-1 • IIISU-76 • IIISU-76I • IVSU-85B • VSU-85 • VSU-85I • VISU-100 • VISU-100Y • VIISU-152 • VIISU-100M1 • VIISU-122-44 • VIIIISU-152 • VIIISU-101 • IXObject 704 • IXSU-122-54 • XObject 263 • XObject 268|
|Self-Propelled Artillery||IISU-18 • IIISU-26 • IVSU-5 • VSU-122A • VISU-8 • VIIS-51 • VIISU-14-1 • VIIISU-14-2 • IX212A • XObject 261|