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GB07_Matilda (Stock)

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Totals
140000 Cost
550 HPDurability
26.52 / 29 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Radio Operator
  3. Gunner
  4. Driver
  5. Loader
Armor
75/70/55Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
75/75/75Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
174 h.p.Engine Power
24 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
20 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
45 damage
78 mmAverage Penetration
3.4 Reload Time
16 deg/sGun Traverse Speed
Communication
230 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
IV
Matilda
140000
Developed from 1936 through 1938. A total of 2987 vehicles were manufactured by August 1943. It was the only British tank to remain in service throughout World War II.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III Matilda Mk. IIA 75/75/75 16 230 0 5650
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
IV OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk. I 20/100/12 200/160/60 6.34 0.53 2.3 2370 116
IV QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B 121/145/12 45/45/60 18.75 0.36 1.9 2030 175
IV QF 2-pdr Mk. X 78/121/12 45/45/60 17.65 0.36 1.7 0 130
Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IV Matilda Mk. IIA* 75/75/75 16 230 1360 6050
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
IV OQF 3-inch Howitzer Mk. I 20/100/12 200/160/60 6.34 0.53 2.3 2370 116
IV QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B 121/145/12 45/45/60 19.35 0.36 1.9 2030 175
IV QF 2-pdr Mk. X 78/121/12 45/45/60 18.18 0.36 1.7 0 130
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
III 2x AEC 174 15 0 331
III 2x Leyland E164 190 15 350 331

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
III Matilda Mk. II 29 20 0 7200
IV Matilda Mk. IIA 29 23 1240 7200
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III N11 500 0 40


Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Horizontal Spring Units
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Very respectable penetration and DPM with the QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B gun.
  • Thick armor
  • Skirt armor means to absorb howitzer damage from sides


Cons:


  • Slow speed
  • Low alpha per shot
  • Too famous in World of Tanks, which makes it a priority target whenever it's present in the battlefield


Performance

The Matilda is well-suited for the role of a heavy. It has one of the biggest hitpools for tier IV, and the armor is very difficult to be penetrated by lower tiers. And a fully upgraded Matilda can even penetrate the notoriously ricochet-inducing front armor of the Hetzer, and the only tank capable of this feat in its tier that is not a TD. But the Matilda, like the Churchill after it, is very slow, with a top speed of only 27 kph. Fast tanks like the Pz. III and A-20 can easily outmaneuver and destroy it. Fortunately, some tanks, like the Covenanter, can't pen the Matilda in any place. The damage is also mediocre, only doing 45 damage on average. Overall, the Matilda is a good, quick-firing tank, built for those who are annoyed with the Hetzer's front armor and can stand low damage and very slow speed. It is also good for those that prefer armor over speed.

The Matilda is also one of the tanks that can still perform well in High Tier Matches. Even in Tier 5 Matches, the Matilda is still a force to be reckoned with. Though it got a low-damage gun, the rate of fire will surely send any tank that is opposing, even the KV-1, into the garage quick. It's also one of the tanks that can de-track enemies faster than the repairing speed, making this , though having a slow speed, can still engage enemy non-turreted tanks with ease though will slow speed.

It's armor, in paper, already have 75mm. With proper angling which is better than the KV-1, this tank is nearly impenetrable for most Tier 3 Tanks, some Tier 4 tanks, and even a few Tier 5 Tanks. Howitzers hitting it's tracks will not deal expected damage also with it's side skirts which reduce incoming damage, but this will surely de-track your tank.

Despite the seemingly invincible armour at times, some same tier tanks can and will penetrate you with ease. It's essential to spot these vehicles while the games was loading, and take them down once you started engaging. These tanks includes: Hetzer, T-28, T40, Luchs and the Matilda. Howitzers can't penetrate you, but the HE shells can still do some splash damage to you, so be careful when going up against one, especially if you're on low health.


Early Research

-Nothing carries over from the Medium III

-Research the top engine first, then the QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B gun

-The tracks should be next

-The howitzer is needed in order to research the top turret, although it is arguably worst than the 2 Pounder

-Get the top turret last


History for this tank not found


UK
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Medium Tanks IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda IVAC 1 Sentinel VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XFV4202
Heavy Tanks VChurchill I VExcelsior VIChurchill VII VITOG II* VIIBlack Prince VIIICaernarvon IXConqueror XFV215b
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