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TACAM R-2

Description

The TACAM R-2 was Romania's attempt to counter Soviet tanks' increasing armour thickness during 1942. It was based on the Romanian R-2 light tank (the Romanian designation for the Czochoslovakian Lehký Tank LT vz. 35 light tank, which was exported to Romania from Germany). The turret was removed, and replaced with an open-topped superstructure mounting captured Soviet 76,2 mm ZiS-3 anti-tank guns. It was similar in concept to the TACAM T-60, as well as the German Marder 38T.

The TACAM R-2 was not ready until 1944, and did not see action until after Romania changed side, when they defended Romania from a German attack.

Technical Details

TACAM R-2
Crew
Crew 3
Physical Characteristics
Weight 12 t
Length 5 m
Width 2.1 m
Height 2.32 m
Armour
Armour (range) 10-25 mm
Performance
Speed (max) 30 km/h
Armament
Primary weapon 76,2 mm ZiS-3 (1)

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