QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B: penetration 121mm; damage 55;
Hull: 75mm/70mm/55mm, turret: 75mm/75mm/75mm
370 hit points
Top speed: 24km/h, engine: 190KM
Close range combat, Medium range combat.
Matilda is a slow British medium tier IV tank with great armor. This tank is a successor to pretty weak Vickers Medium Mk. III. For a medium tank its extremely slow, but his great armor compensates it. It is very hard to penetrate this tank, since its thick armor ricochets virtually every bullet of tier III, IV and sometimes even V tanks. It is great for close range combat and for breaking enemy lines of defense. Sadly, when the game puts you against tier VI you are basically useless.
Development, equipment, crew
Start the tank development with the engine, which will add some speed. Then develop the best gun QF 2-pdr Mk. X-B with which you will fight. At the end buy the suspension and new turret MK. IIA*.
Recommended equipment: improved ventilation, improved guidance system, coated optics.
Optional equipment: binocular telescope, medium spall liner.
Consumables: Repair kit, health kit, pudding and tea.
Skills and perks
Commander (radio operator)
This tanks has very well armored hull and turret. The best way to destroy this tank is to shoot at the back hull at the engine altitude (60mm armor). It has one weakspot at the front - it's the driver viewfinder (70mm armor) The tracks have a protection from layer armor.
How to play...
...as the driver of Matilda?
When you're the highest tier on the battlefield, you should fight at the frontline, try to break enemy lines of defense. Don't be afraid of staying at the frontline, but avoid remaining alone in open terrain, for low speed of this tank makes him an easy target for artillery.
If you fight against tier V vehicles, play on medium distance. Use the nice rate of fire of your cannon for destroying lone targets. Avoid bullets shot from tier V tanks because they have enough penetration to pierce your armor.
In a battle against tier VI avoid losing hit points at any cost. Play safely, try to help your allies from the second line since for most tier 6 and 5 tanks slow Matilda will be an easy target to eliminate.
If you play with a tank that has tier lower than Matilda try to aim at her weak spots or attack the back hull. Never face her "one on one" since this tank will easily bounce off most of your bullets.
When playing with tier V and VI you can use your speed and gun penetration to destroy this tank. Matilda is a very easy target in that situation. Matilda gun has nice rate of fire, deals low damage but has enough penetration to take some of your hit points.
It is an easy target for artillery since its low speed.