Tuesday, December 09, 2008
This Day in the History of Proving the Italians Ought to Stick to Making Cars
That's a Matilda tank. Slow, under gunned, under armored, but there.
Now, it was slow and the 2-pounder was not useful by 1942. (In 1940 it was entirely capable of breaching the armor on any face of any German or Italian tank. Remember that in 1940, 20mm ATRs were still in use and somewhat effective.) And British doctrine varied between suspect and pathetic all war. But its armor wasn't the Matilda's problem.