About Tanks Page 3
|September 14th, 2006||#23|
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This was an under water tank for clearing beaches. The tank would drive around underwater and push submerged tanks and landing craft up on to the beach so that they could be recovered. Hence the big block of wood in the front of the tank covered in rope and the life belts. You will also notice that the driver has a nice glass window to look out off
|September 16th, 2006||#27|
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The heavy armor of the Matilda's cast turret became legendary; for a time in 1940-41 the Matilda earned the nickname "Queen of the Desert".
Essentially for a while this tank was invulnerable to all but the largest German AT guns.
It would have been interesting to see how it would have rated had it been a fraction faster as it seemed to have the firepower and the armour early on.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Last edited by MontyB; September 16th, 2006 at 14:46..