Welcome to the 43rd Episode of The Two Tankers and a Cat Podcast!  In this episode we cover the good and the many things wrong with the United States T26E5 Assault Tank.  You will learn what the bad things were about this particular tank.  In the second half of this episode we talk about a serial killer and how several tankers helped keep the peace in a Kentucky town!  Like always keep the great comments and all things tanks coming our way.  We look forward to hearing from all of our great listeners!

Happy Tanking, and As Always Have A Great Week!

Charlie and Russel  

Welcome to the 42nd Episode of The Two Tankers and A Cat Podcast!  We talk about the Rooikat which is a South African armored reconnaissance vehicle equipped with a stabilized 76 mm high velocity gun for anti-tank and fire support purposes.  In the second part of our podcast we talk about the Volkswagen Kubelwagen Type 823 Beetle masquerading as a tank during World War II.  If you have any questions make sure you find us on Facebook or email us at twotankersandcat@gmail.com

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Russel & Charley

Welcome to the 41st Episode of The Two Tankers And  A Cat Podcast!  The K2 Black Panther is a next generation South Korean main battle tank designed by the South Korean Agency for Defense Development and manufactured by Hyundai Rotem. Developed as a modern main battle tank that will replace most of the remaining M48 Patton tanks and complement the K1 series of main battle tanks currently fielded by the South Korean military.  The P'okp'ung-ho or spelled Pokpung-ho is a North Korean main battle tank developed in the 1990's. The tank may incorporate technology found in the T-62, T-72, and Ch'onma-ho MBTs. Outside parties code name the tank M-2002 because the tank went through performance trials on February 16, 2002, although the tank may have been in existence since 1992.  We want to hear all of your suggestions and comments at twotankersandcat@gmail.com

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Charlie And Russel

Welcome to the 40th Episode of The Two Tankers And A Cat Podcast!  The T-90 has its origins in a Soviet-era program aimed at developing a singular replacement for the T-64, T-72 and T-80 series of main battle tanks. The Stalin Line was a line of fortifications along the western border of the Soviet Union. Work began on the system in the 1920's to protect the USSR against attacks from the West. The line was made up of concrete bunkers and gun emplacements.  Please contact us with your suggestions or comments at twotankersandcat@gmail.com  

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Russel & Charley

Welcome to the 39th Episode of The Two Tankers And A Cat Podcast!  In This Episode We Talk About The Merkava main battle tank and the 1982 Lebanon War!  The Merkava is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1970, and entered official service in 1979. Four main variants of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War.  The 1982 Lebanon War, dubbed Operation Peace for Galilee by the Israeli government, began on 6 June 1982, when the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) invaded southern Lebanon, after repeated attacks and counter-attacks between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) operating in southern Lebanon and the IDF that had caused civilian casualties on both sides of the border.  If you have any questions or comments, you can email us at twotankersandcat@gmail.com

 

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Russel & Charlie

Welcome to the 38th Episode of The Two Tankers and a Cat Podcast!   The very roots of the Neubaufahrzeug (literally: “New Construction Vehicle”) are connected to the arrival of Hitler as the new head of state, and the desire to have, as quickly as possible, a suitable heavy tank, both for the army needs and for propaganda purposes. It had to be a symbol of the renewal of the German Army and was conceived in quite a hurry.  The Rheinmetall Grosstraktor was the result of this new tank for Germany.  What goes into tankers nicknaming their tanks on the battlefield?  We talk about painting the nicknames of tanks on the barrels, and the process of nicknaming tanks. 

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Russel & Charlie 

Welcome to the 37th Episode of The Two Tankers And a Cat Podcast!  The mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen (Sd Kfz 251/1) was designed to transport Panzer-Grenadiere (armored infantry) into battle alongside tanks. Using a half-tracked vehicle, it was possible to drive in terrain where trucks could not go, while its armor offered some protection against small arms fire and scrapnel.

It was allowed for the mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen to attack with the Panzer-Grenadiere mounted, but did so at great risk. Anti-tank guns, mortars, artillery, hand grenades, fighter-bombers, etc. were all a serious risk for the lightly-armored, open-topped vehicles.  As always you can contact us with your comments or suggestions at twotankersandcat@gmail.com  Check out our website at www.twotankersandcat.com

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Russel & Charlie

Welcome to Episode #36 of The Two Tankers and A Cat Podcast!  Due to its popularity, the Mk.VI was still in operational use at the start of World War II, however, chief tank designer Leslie Little was working on a private project to replace the Mk.VI, which would form the basis for the new Mark. VII Tetrarch. The name ‘Tetrarch’ is the Roman title given to the governor of one of four provinces of territory, or the Greek word for ‘ruler’.  We also talk about Operation Ironclad, where during World War II, the British battle for the island of Madagascar!

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Russel & Charlie

Welcome to the 35th Episode Of The Two Tankers and a Cat Podcast!  In this episode we talk about the Canadian Ram medium tank during World War II.  We cover several of the Ram variants that came about when the Canadians decided to scrap the Ram program.  We also talk about how flamethrowers work, and where you can actually see a flamethrower in action!  Please contact us with your comments or suggestions at twotankersandcat@gmail.com, or message us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/twotankersandcatpodcast/  Happy Tanking and Have A Great Week!

 

Russel & Charlie

Welcome to the 34th Episode of the Two Tankers and a Cat Podcast!  Closely related to the SU-85, the SU-100 Soviet Union Tank Destroyer incorporated much of its design, revolving around the new D10 100 mm (3.94 in) antitank gun.  The SU-100 arrived in operational units in October 1944 and immediately became popular with Russian crews.  During the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba, The USS Houston, an American troop and supply vessel, was damaged by several FAR rockets and Castro himself shooting it from his command vehicle the SU-100, its captain then intentionally beached the ship on the western side of the bay.  You can contact us at twotankersandcat@gmail.com  Thank you for listening and as always Happy Tanking and have a great week!

 

Russel, Charlie & Lightning!

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