Tank Cruiser Ram OP – Canadian Command Tank


This Canadian built tank was based on a United States M3 medium tank. The cupola was replaced to house a British QF 6 pounder gun. This 6-pdr gun had better amor penetrating capabilities than the American 75 mm gun. Early productions Ram tanks had the QF 2 pounder gun and side doors in its hull.

The Tank Cruiser Ram was extensively used as trainer and did not see any combat action during WW2. However it was used as a observation post or command tank – Tank Cruiser Ram OP/ Command vehicle, as armored personnel carrier Ram Kangaroo APC and gun tractor. Or better known as self-propelled 25 pounder gun Sexton.

The Ram tank photographed at the Dutch Cavalry Museum is a OP/ Command vehicle. To house the bigger radios in the turret the gun was replaced by a mock-up wooden barrel. As fas as we know this is the only surviving Ram-OP or Observation Post left. Photographed at The Dutch Cavalry Museum in the Netherlands in 2018.

Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP - Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle - photo 2017
Tank Cruiser Ram Mk II-OP – Canadian Observation Command Tank Communication vehicle – photo 2017

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