Vehicle TypeMedium Tank Destroyer
Origin & DesignerRussia-Czechoslovakia-Romania/Skoda-Grabin-Leonida
Numbers Produced21
Crew3 (Commander/Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 76.2mm L/42 ZIS-3 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-5° to +15°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse30° (Manual)
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightOptical
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm ZB-53 Machine Gun
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried30 x 76.2mm
Combat Weight12.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth0.90m
Trench Crossing1.85m
Obstacle Clearance0.80m
Climbing Ability29°
ArmourHull Front: 25mm
Hull Sides: 15mm
Hull Rear: 15mm
Hull Top: 8mm
Hull Bottom: 8mm
Gun Mantle: 15mm
Gun Shield Front: 15mm
Gun Shield Sides: 15mm
Gun Shield Rear: Open
Gun Shield Top: Open
EnginePraga EPA (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range230 km
Maximum Cross Country Range165 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed30 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed15 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesBy mid-war the fighting capabilities of the R-2 light tank were none existent, especially when faced with Soviet medium and heavy AFVs. The decision was made to convert them to tank destroyers and mount them with a light field gun. The turret was removed and an ex-Russian 76.2mm Zis-3 field gun was mounted in an armoured compartment. These self-propelled guns were then named Tacam R-2s and were made available in July 1944. They were formed into a single company and used for training, they never fought on the side of the Axis and what few vehicles were in service fought with Romanian units which were on same side of the Russians.