MATILDA DIARIES – Follow the renovation of this historic Second World War tank.

The Infantry Tank Mark II known as the Matilda II (sometimes referred to as Matilda senior or simply an 'I' tank) was a British infantry tank of the Second World War. By Jim Linwood from London / CC BY 2.0

Following on from the news regarding the Matilda II renovation, the Museum is producing a new series of videos for The Tank Museum YouTube channel that will track the progress of the 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, as well as the nitty gritty of dismantling and reassembling a 70-year-old vehicle.

There are questions of authenticity, honouring provenance, funding, and the vehicle’s place in The Tank Museum’s collection to be considered, as well as the endless 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.

Make sure you don’t miss out on any updates and subscribe to The Tank Museum YouTube channel here.

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