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The storied history of the US Army and US Navy partnership is as old as the branches themselves. Working together, this interbranch cooperation comes in three different forms: Supplies, Transport, and Direct Support.
Here’s what The_Chieftain has to say about the three:
6 June 1944 was the day of the largest landing operation of World War II, the Normandy landings, in which tanks played a key role. Today’s video is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the event – watch it to learn more about this historic battle!
Welcome to the second part of the ‘’Romanian vehicles (in detail)’’ series by davidblader! Today we take a look at another tank destroyer made by Romania during the Second World War: the TACAM T-60, and its rather unknown version, the TACAM T-60A.
TACAM T-60 vehicles at the National Day parade (10 May, 1943)
The TACAM T-60 (Tun Anticar pe Afet Mobil T-60) is one of the converted Romanian tank destroyers made during World War II. This vehicle combined the hull of T-60 tanks, captured by the Romanian Army, with the Soviet 76.2mm F-22 gun, also captured by the Romanians. The turret was replaced with a 15mm thick cabin. It was similar to – and probably modeled after – the German Marder-series.
I was thinking that until I finish preparing the historical articles I was planning, this kind of articles would serve well enough. Please tell us in the comments if you like them or not.
122 mm D-30 Howitzer mounted on a M113 chassis in Libya (there’s still a civil war there since 2014). The D-30 is of Soviet origin, produced since the early 60’s to this day. Judging from the photo, at least 3 were modified in this manner. Previously, only 120 mm mortars, various AT systems and AA weapons were seen mounted on the light 10-ton M113.
Hello, everyone. Welcome to a new historical article!
Before we start, I have to introduce myself since I am new at TAP, and this is my first post. My name is David (davidblader in WoT) and I will be posting articles on combat vehicles from the World War II era. I will start with the ”Romanian tanks (in detail)” series since I am Romanian, so I’ve studied about my country’s vehicles more than about any other ones. I plan to post about vehicles from other countries too in the future. Also, I know that many of the vehicles I will make articles about have already been described on TAP, but in my articles, I will try going into detail as much as I can, instead of only mentioning the most important things (I won’t cover vehicles which already have similar articles).
So let’s begin!
The TACAM R-2 (Tun Anticar pe Afet Mobil R-2) was one of the tank destroyers produced by the Kingdom of Romania during World War II. To describe it shortly, it was a combination of the Panzer 35(t)’s hull (called R-2 in Romanian service), the Soviet 76.2mm ZiS-3 gun and a 10-17mm thick cabin for protecting the crew. It was similar to the German Marder series.
Frontal view of a TACAM R-2. Credit for image: Tanks Encyclopedia