|Vehicle Type||Flail Tank|
|Origin & Designer||Britain/South Africa|
|Crew||5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Flail Operator & Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x OQF 2 pdr L/50 Mk IX Gun|
|Elevation||-15° to +20°|
|Secondary Armament||1 x 7.92mm Besa Machine Gun (Coaxial)|
|Ammunition Carried||93 x 40mm & 2.925 x 7.92mm Rounds|
|Combat Weight||26.500 kg (Without Flail Device)|
|Radio||No. 19 Set|
|Armour||Hull Front: 78mm.|
Hull Sides: 70mm.
Hull Rear: 55mm.
Hull Top: 20mm.
Hull Bottom: 20mm.
Gun Mantlet: 75mm.
Turret Front: 75mm.
Turret Sides: 75mm.
Turret Rear: 75mm.
Turret Top: 20mm.
|Engine||Leyland E148 (Diesel)|
|Transmission||6 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||257 km|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||129 km|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||25 kph|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||15 kph|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
Notes: Main armament removed and controls moved inside tank.
|Notes||Main armament removed and controls moved inside tank.|
Notes: The Matilda Scorpion was a Matilda Infantry tank fitted with a mine clearing frail. The frail was designed by a South African officer called Maj. A. S. Du Toit which beat a path through mine fields by revolving chains. The device was manned by a crew member positioned in an armoured box attached to the side of the hull of the tank. Later variants moved this device into the turret compartment by removing the main gun. The first Matilda frails saw action at the second Battle of El Alamein in 1942 and went on to serve in the rest of the North African campaign. The Matilda Scorpion was withdrawn from duty in 1943.