This is the 1/35 Matilda infantry tank Mk.III/IV Red Army model from Tamiya. This kit updates the popular British Matilda (Item 35300) with parts to recreate a Soviet-spec Matilda. The tank itself was a durable, heavy design with a 2-pounder gun that was well-suited to the slower infantry tank role in British armor doctrine. Eventually, the Matilda was replaced by the Valentine. Like the Valentine, it was supplied to Soviet forces under a lend-lease scheme. Around 1,000 were provided; they were generally given new tracks and simplified suspension with bogie skids, redesigned side skirts, and other modifications.
Soviet-design assembly track parts
Suspension bogie skid parts
Solid (no slits) hull front locker hatches
2 Red Army torso figures
2 Red Army marking options
This product was added to our catalog on February 4, 2017