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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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EddyVance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
The main difference being that the KV-1 has a bigger gone and was a nightmare for German panzer men.
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Ammoracker101 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Up-until it met the tiger xD
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EddyVance Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
By that time, few are left and more likely to be the KV-2 assault guns. Instead we have the T-34/76 and T-34/85, backed up by the SU gun series, facing the Tigers, Panthers, upgraded PzIVs, and self-propelled guns. As if that isn't enough, the Soviets introduced their Iosif Stalin tanks, whose 122mm guns put the Tiger to shame.

On the Western side, the Brits realized that the Matildas are going past their prime(gave hell to the Italians though early on) and replacing them with modern designs such as Shermans, Cromwells, Churchills, and such.
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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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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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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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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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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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