Matilda III


Matilda III
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries
Production Period 1938 - 1943
Origin United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain)
Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1938
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Ruston & Hornsby View
Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries 1938 1943 2900 View
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationInfantry Tank Mk. IIA* (A12), Matilda Mark III
Manufacturer(s)Vulcan, Ruston & Hornsby, Fowler, NBLC, Harland & Wolff, MSRC
Production Quantityabout 2900*Production Period1938-1943*
TypeHeavy/Infantry SupportCrew4
Length /hull (m)5.61Barrel Overhang (m)0
Width (m)2.59Height (m)2.51
Combat Weight (kg)26500Radio EquipmentNo. 19
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament40mm ROQF 2-pounder Mk. IX or XAmmunition Carried93
Traverse (degrees)Hydraulic (360°)Elevation (degrees)-15° (-9° to rear) to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm Besa MG (coaxial)Ammunition Carried2925

GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationInfantry Tank Mk. IIA* (A12), Matilda Mark III
Manufacturer(s)Vulcan, Ruston & Hornsby, Fowler, NBLC, Harland & Wolff, MSRC
Production Quantityabout 2900*Production Period1938-1943*
TypeHeavy/Infantry SupportCrew4
Length /hull (m)5.61Barrel Overhang (m)0
Width (m)2.59Height (m)2.51
Combat Weight (kg)26500Radio EquipmentNo. 19
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament40mm ROQF 2-pounder Mk. IX or XAmmunition Carried93
Traverse (degrees)Hydraulic (360°)Elevation (degrees)-15° (-9° to rear) to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm Besa MG (coaxial)Ammunition Carried2925

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & Model2 x Leyland E148/E149 or E164/E165Track Linksn.a.
Type & Displacement2 x In6, 7LTrack Width35.5 cm
Horsepower (max.)2 x 95hp@2000rpmTrack Ground Contactn.a.
Power/Weight Ratio7.2 hp/tGround Pressure16 psi
Gearbox6 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.40
FuelDieselTurning Radius (m)n.a.
Range on/off road (km)257/129Gradient (degrees)n.a.
Mileage (liters/100km)82 on/164 off roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.61
Fuel Capacity (liters)211Fording (m)0.91
Speed on/off road24/15 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.1
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor (mm@degrees)FrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull78mm@90°40+25mm@90°
(incl. skirting plate)
55mm@65°13-20mm@0°
Superstructure47mm@23°70mm@60°-20mm@0°
Turret75mm@79°75mm@90°75mm@90°20mm@0°
Mantletn.a.---
NOTES
*Total production of all marks.
AFV40/41, TD1, BAT, TWWII, MIT


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