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A Matilda II tank circles the arena at Tankfest 2012, Bovington Tank Museum, United Kingdom.
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
An old battlewagon still rolling one! Great photo!
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Ammoracker101 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That was pretty good for a tank in 1939/1940 until the 8,8cm AT/AA gun showed up! 75mm of flat armor just as effective as the KV-1's armor!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Great shot, wonderful color--the old girl still has her pride.
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Cool.
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DavidKrigbaum Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I wish they'd brought that out again this year.
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It wasn't there this year? That's a shame.
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WolleWolf95 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the good old dessert queen from the battle of el amain on 1942
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RhinoDino7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers ~RhinoDino7! :)
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PainDemon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Beautiful lady.
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Monoace Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Queen Of The Desert
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I always loved the colour scheme of the Matilda although I doubt that this specific colour scheme was very helpful in the desert. And in my opinion it is among the most beautiful britisch wwii tanks.
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess it must have helped to break the shape up when they were in the distance, in the heat shimmer. Thanks for the :+fav:!
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot! You've managed to make the Matilda actually look quite dynamic. :)
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Helped I think by the angle of the arena's track! Thanks for the :+fav:! :)
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And the angle of the turret.
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c4mper Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
very very rare Matilda in motion :) :P ..great !
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She's a beaut alright! :)
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destrowthedragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
did they shoot the tanks
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, every single one of them. Blam! Burning metal corpses littered the public display arena...
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destrowthedragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
oh
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Blitzkriegoperative Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great to see the Matilda in good working order, shame she wasn't Queen of North Africa.
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She was pretty though! ;)
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Blitzkriegoperative Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I agree, but sadly German tanks and the blasted 88mm were too powerful for her armour.
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture.
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers hullofsorrow!
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CrimsonHussar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Artist
Ah the Matilda. First time I ever saw that tank was.... in a real time strategy game "Combat Commander: North Africa" . I want to seen one upclose one day.
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's amazingly small up close.
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CrimsonHussar Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Artist
I expected them to be
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very nice view of a Matilda II.

It conveys the robust build, as well as the tiny size!
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks MercenaryGraphics! You get such an impression of a vehicle that is very well armoured. It's just so chunky!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Photographer
Wow. I've seen a lot of Matildas in museums, but this looks really impressive. Good capture! :)
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:iconamipal:
amipal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers artlovr59! As good as these machines look when still, they certainly come to life when mobile! Thanks for looking! :)
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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