Infantry Tank Mark II (A12) "Matilda II"

Infanterie-Kampfpanzer Mark II 748(e)

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Holland 1942

End 1942, Terneuzen, Holland. Another Matilda with turret number 111 was used for exercises on a Pionierlandungs-fähre in the harbour of Terneuzen.

Classic turret was dismounted and this Matilda nicknamed Oswald have a 5cm Kwk L/42 with two MG 08/15 machine-guns and used for exercices with LWS too.  

At the end of 1942, Matilda II, with turret number 111, was used for loading practice by the High Seas Instructional Command at Terneuzen.

    (Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. "Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

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(Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. "Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

Matilda turret was removed and a 5cm KwK L/42 gun was installed on a pivot mount, also armed with two MG 08/15 machine guns. This vehicle, nicknamed "Oswald", and LWS I (19 71), being transported on PiLaBo.41 (number 504).  

(Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. "Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

(Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. "Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

(Picture from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. "Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz")

(From Bryan Perret "The Matilda" book )