Infantry Tank Mark II (A12) "Matilda II"

Infanterie-Kampfpanzer Mark II 748(e)

on Eastern Front

History

The Red Army received 1,084 Matildas. The Soviet Matildas saw action as early as the Battle of Moscow and became fairly common during 1942. 

 

Russia 1942

1942, 10 June. Turretless "Matilda II" used as prime mover in 44 inf. Div. Note a white crosses on the nose and side.

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

 

 

Budapest 1945

1945, February, Outskirts of Budapest. A display of captured armored vehicles: a Hungarian Turan I, a 41M Turán II and two 43M Zrinyi II SPG, germans Flammpanzer III and jagdpanzer IV , Bison M and Hummel SPG, a M15/42 tank and a Matilda II.

 (Picture from "Balaton defensive operation" Exprint publication)

 (Picture from Wydawnictwo Militaria 246 "Budapest Balaton 1945")

 (Picture from Wydawnictwo Militaria 246 "Budapest Balaton 1945")

Unknown locations and units

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Germans captured "Matilda" carry white cross on the hull side.

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