MATILDA DIARIES Part 5 – Follow The Renovation Of This Historic Second World War Tank

Following on from the news regarding the Matilda II renovation, a new series of videos are being produced for The Tank Museum’s YouTube channel that will track the progress of a project called “The Matilda Diaries.”

Throughout the course of this new series, some of the questions and challenges involved with the overall project will be explored, including the process of dismantling and reassembling a 70-year-old vehicle. There are questions of authenticity, honoring provenance, funding, and the vehicle’s place in The Tank Museum’s collection to be considered – not to mention a great deal of mechanical problem-solving.

The Museum is hopeful that, by the time the vehicle drives out of the workshop, we will all be better informed about this great British tank.

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After the hiatus caused by the necessities of TANKFEST, restoration of Matilda II is back on course. Here Bob Darwood talks about the tank’s complex but practical epicyclic gearbox, how it works and what its restoration involves.

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