A12 Matilda (Bovington Tank Museum) - WW2 kit COBI 2495 - 510 brick infantry tank

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"This model’s paint / colour scheme is a little bit different to the other Cobi models but is all the better for it. Fun to build, sturdy and is my son’s favourite." ~ Tim C.

Model has a swivelling main gun and rotating turret, opening and closing hatches

  • 590 bricks
  • 1 figure
  • Bodywork with pad printing
  • Easy to follow instruction manual
  • Compatible with LEGO and other leading brands of construction blocks

The British Infantry Tank Mark II, better known as the 'Matilda', was the first British tank fitted with a diesel engine and the only British tank to serve from the start of the war to its end. It also earned the moniker 'Queen of the Desert' after its great success during the battles in North Africa. By the time production stopped in August 1943, about 2,987 vehicles had been made. Though its heavy armour made it a good infantry support tank, its speed and armament was limited. It was replaced in front-line service by the lighter and less costly Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine beginning in late 1941.

The predecessor of the Mark II, the British Infantry Tank Mark I (A11), was armed with a machine gun and had a crew of two. It was also known as Matilda, and the larger A12 with its turret and heavy gun was known as Matilda II, Matilda senior or Waltzing Matilda. When the Mark I was abandoned in 1940 the A12 was known simply as the 'Matilda'.


Read more about the A12 Matilda at The Online Tank Museum