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!

Welcome to the 33rd Episode of The Two Tankers And A Cat Podcast!  In this episode we talk about the American version of the M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System!  The M1128 Mobile Gun System is an eight-wheeled armored car of the Stryker armored fighting vehicle family, mounting a 105 mm tank gun, based on the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems.  We also talk about America's largest tank battle since World War II!  The battle of 73 Easting is considered to be the last great tank battle of the 20th Century.  We always want to hear your comments and suggestions so we can make our podcast better.  You can contact us at twotankersandcat@gmail.com or visit our website at www.twotankersandcat.com Remember to support us through Patreon at www.patreon.com/twotankersandcat  

Happy Tanking and Have A Great Week!

Charlie & Russel

Welcome to the 32nd Episode of The Two Tankers And A Cat Podcast!  Even before the Second World War, the famous German tank commander, Heinz Guderian, had predicted the need for highly mobile self-propelled anti-tank vehicles, later known as Panzerjäger or Jagdpanzer.  Joseph R. Byrle is thought to be the only American soldier to have served with both the United States Army and the Soviet Red Army in World War II. He took part in Mission Albany, the airborne landings of the 101st Airborne Division on June 5-6, 1944, as a member of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He was captured by the Germans and sent east as a prisoner of war.  After several unsuccessful attempts, Beyrle escaped from the German Stalag III-C in January 1945 and joined a Soviet tank battalion under the command of Aleksandra Samusenko.  As always make sure you send us your comments or suggestions at twotankersandcat@gmail.com  Happy Tanking and Have A Great Week!

Russel & Charlie

 

Welcome to the 31st Episode of The Two Tankers and a Cat Podcast!  In this episode we talk about the Durchbruchswagen 2 and the Krupp family during World War II!  The DW2 tank (Durchbruchswagen 2) was a prototype German battle tank developed by the firm Henschel & Sohn at the request of the Reich government, during the Second World War.  Considered a heavy tank because of its mass, it was designed to fit into the category of breakthrough tanks at a time when Hitler was seeking to equip his troops with a heavy tank weighing between 30 and 35 tons.  Don't forget you can email us with comments or suggestions at:  twotankersandcat@gmail.com  Make sure you visit our Patreon page at:  https://www.patreon.com/twotankersandcat  Happy Tanking and have a great week!

 

Russel and Charlie

Welcome to Episode #30 of The Two Tankers and A Cat Podcast!  In this episode we talk about the Soviet Union KV-2 and how German armor had issues in taking them out in World War II.  The KV-2 was a beast of a tank, that was made from a lot of steel!  Its only drawback was being slow, but we cover its success in World War II.  We also talk about the Battle of Raseiniai where a single KV-2 got behind the German lines and caused some havoc!  Remember you can always contact us with your comments or future show ideas at twotankersandcat@gmail.com or through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/twotankersandcatpodcast/  Until next time, happy tanking and have a great week

Russel & Charley

Welcome to the 29th Episode of The Two Tankers and A Cat Podcast.  We discuss the Soviet Union's need for an amphibious light tank during World War II.  They designed the T-38, which you will find out during this podcast, didn't pan out very well.  It did however lead to the development of the Soviet Union T-40, which was a more successful tank.  The T-38 was involved in the Dnieper River crossing during World War II. As always, Charlie and I really enjoy talking about tanks, and this episode will not disappoint.  Oh yeah, Lightning our mascot cat is doing well, and trying to stay warm this Fall :)  Please like our page on Facebook and you can contact at:  twotankersandcat@gmail.com  Also make sure you check out our content on our Patreon Page at: https://www.patreon.com/twotankersandcat  Happy Tanking, and have a great week!

Russel & Charlie 

Welcome to the 28th Episode of The Two Tankers and A Cat Podcast!  In this episode we talk about the Marmon-Herrington MTLS-1G14 tank that went into production during World War II.  The MTLS-1G14 tank had dual main guns, and it showed up a little too late to the fight to be a productive piece of armor in World War II.  We also talk a bit about the United State's lend lease program during World War II, and how that program benefited many of our allies during that war.  You can contact us with your comments or suggestions for future shows at twotankersandcat@gmail.com.  Also, you can check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/twotankersandcat  Until next time, happy tanking and have a great week!

 

Russel & Charlie

Welcome to the 27th Episode of The Two Tankers and A Cat Podcast!  In this episode we talk about an Italian Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) or a tank destroyer for short.  The Italian Semovente L40 DA 47/32 (what a mouthful) was a SPG used in World War II by the Italians, along with their little tankettes.  We talk about whether this SPG design was a success or not.  We also cover Operation Uranus and Operation Saturn during War II.  Don't forget to visit our website at:  www.twotankersandcat.com  Please please please visit our Patreon page at:  https://www.patreon.com/twotankersandcat and help support our podcast today!  As always, Happy Tanking and have a great week!

Russel & Charley

Welcome to the 26th Episode of The Two Tankers And A Cat Podcast!  We talk about a variety of armor in this episode of our podcast.  We start off talking about the two man Ford 3 Ton Tank and how the French just wanted a few of them to use as a tractor.  We end this episode talking about how technology may influence the future of tanks.  The U.S. and Soviet Union are both working towards perfecting what we call drone tanks.  Is this the future of tanking?  We want to know what our listeners think about this topic!  You can always contact us at twotankersandcat@gmail.com or checkout out website at www.twotankersandcat.com  Happy Tanking and until next time have a great week!

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