Matilda Mk V, Infantry Tank Mk IIA**

The Matilda Mk V, Infantry Tank Mk IIA** was very similar to the Matilda IV, but with some minor improvements made to the transmission.

On earlier versions of the Matilda the transmission had used a Clayton Dewandre air servo built into the gear linkage. On the Mk V this was replaced with a Westinghouse air servo, mounted directly on top of the transmission. The Mk V was only produced as a gun tank, armed with the 2-pounder anti-tank gun. The Mk V also saw the clutch pedal used on early models replaced with a foot-operated control pedal. The Mk V was also given ether carburettors to make it easier to operate the engines in very cold weather.

Stats
Hull Length: 18ft 5in
Hull Width: 8ft 6in
Height: 8ft 3in
Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)
Weight: 59,360lb (battle weight)
Engine: Twin ? hp Leyland 6 cylinder engine
Max Speed: 15mph
Max Cross-country speed: 8mph
Max Range: 160 miles on road
Radius of Action: 113 miles
Armament: One 2pdr OQF gun, 7.92mm Besa MG in others
Armour: 13-78mm

Armour

Armour

Front

Side

Rear

Top/ Bottom

Turret

37.5m

75mm

75mm

20mm

Hull

78mm

40mm

55mm

20mm

Hull Skirt

 

25mm

 

 

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (18 March 2015), Matilda Mk V, Infantry Tank Mk IIA** , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_matilda_mk_V.html

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