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Airfix AEC Matador & 5.5″ Gun

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Airfix 1/76 AEC Matador Truck & 5.5″ Gun. New

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Airfix 1/76 AEC Matador Truck & 5.5″ Gun. New. RRP £5.99

The 5.5″ gun equipped medium regiments of the Royal Artillery.  The Matador was the workhorse of the British Military throughout the war.  The first units were equpped in the UK in the summer of 1941 and in North Africa a year later.  20 guns equipped British and Free French batteries at El Alamein.

In January 1939 a specification was issued for a gun to replace the 6 inch 26 cwt howitzers in use with most medium batteries. The first units were equipped in UK in the summer of 1941 and in North Africa a year later, 20 guns equipped British and Free French batteries at El Alamein. Subsequently it also equipped Canadian, Australian, South African, Polish and Indian regiments, and after the war, it was also used by New Zealand. In the Second World War the normal organisation was a regiment of 16 guns organised into two batteries.

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