Matilda II Heavy Tank Symbol

Matilda II Heavy Tank

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Vehicle
Matilda II Heavy Tank
Matilda II Heavy Tank Portrait
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Heavy tank effective against light vehicles and infantry. Strong frontal armor.

The Matilda II Heavy Tank is a UKF heavy tank. In skirmishes it is available from the . It is the heaviest tank (in terms of durability) the UKF can field from its base roster, only being outdone by its elite Churchill counterparts in the Heavy Armor Battlegroup.

A behemoth of a vehicle, it has massively increased health and armour values compared to the vast majority of available UKF units. This makes it a literal tank that is content to fight head-on, able to soak up various attacks and help the entire army advance forward. To aid in frontline advances, it comes with the Infantry Support Smoke ability which leaves a trail of smoke behind the vehicle when active. Upon reaching veterancy level 1 it gains the passive Critical Repair, which allows it to remove immobilization states such as 'Engine Damaged' when out of combat.

Offensively, its main cannon is similar to the Crusader II but with weaker penetration. This means the Matilda is decent against infantry but overall struggles greatly with most armour, especially at long range. As such it will need support when it comes to fighting against enemy armour.

All this durability comes with a more expensive resource cost, as well as low mobility. The Matilda is very slow and thus prone to being out-flanked. Care must be taken to not overextend it as it can be difficult to pull out of a bad situation. Its low mobility also means it will rarely get the chance to flank enemy armour and hit around their frontal armour - that tactic should instead should be left to other units like the .

This unit benefits from the Armored Vehicle Training upgrade available at the Training Center.

Armor


heavy tank

CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon180
CoH3 Stats negative Cover Icon100
CoH3 Stats heavy tank Portrait
CoH3 Stats heavy Cover Icon280
CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon180

Veterancy


Veteran Star FullVeteran Star EmptyVeteran Star Empty

1800 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Increases turret traverse speed, and acceleration.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Empty

5400 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and accuracy.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Full

10800 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and acceleration.

Veterancy Abilities

  • Critical Repair: Passive ability granted upon reaching veterancy level 1. The unit will automatically remove immobilization critical states, such as 'Engine Damaged', when out of combat. This happens fairly quickly once out of combat, and is very handy as otherwise a damaged engine would require repairing the unit all the way back up to full health to remove the state.

Abilities


Critical Repair icon
Critical Repair
The crew will automatically repair critical damage when out of combat.
Infantry Support Smoke icon
Infantry Support Smoke
Smoke canisters are deployed behind the tank when active.
Time Cost

60

  • Infantry Support Smoke: Active ability. When activated, constantly deploys smoke behind the vehicle for a short duration. During this time the smoke will still deploy even when moving, allowing the unit to create a trail of smoke as it moves. Useful to create a smokescreen for offensive or defensive purposes.

Research Upgrades

  • Armored Vehicle Training: Available from the Training Center. Grants +1250 veterancy XP, and veteran medium/heavy vehicle units gain +10% accuracy, +10% reload speed, and +10% penetration.

Weapons


40mm-matilda-uk-sp
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.0750.0480.035
Range102040
Penetration907055
100
2.5
30cal-coaxial-matilda-uk-sp
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.410.370.33
Range72235
3

Trivia

  • This unit likely has a Scottish accent.