Following on from the news regarding the Matilda II renovation, a new series of videos are being produced for The Tank Museum 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 project overall 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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In this short episode Workshop Technician, Johnathon Kneebone describes a couple of third party items from the Matilda that he’s been working on. There’s an air servo used in the transmission and the ingenious use of a bicycle part in the turret.
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