|MK I Infantry Tank found at: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K3mhUyzAa80/UE44qtz8jxI/AAAAAAAAA84/tx39iW0mJDQ/s1600/infantry-mk-i-matilda-mk-i-01.png|
Infantry tanks in the mid 1930's were not required to attain any decent speed, as their name suggests they were primarily used as infantry support weapons. One advantage of this was that they had heavier armour than faster tanks. They were used in the Battle of France, MK 2 Matilda's proving better, any surviving MK I tanks were destroyed before the BEF evacuated in May-June 1940. One major problem of the MK I was the vulnerability of the tracks which were too exposed.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
OK, after much deliberation I have decided to blog about armoured vehicles used in the Second World War, Axis & Allied. I am starting with the Mk I Infantry tank, better known as the Matilda.
Survived completing a history degree at York St John University. I am a museum volunteer and am seeking museum employment in North Yorks/North East. I am also writing my first novel based on WW2