“Against Russian tanks”: Poland is going to order a new grenade launcher


In Poland, potential suppliers of light anti-tank grenade launchers are selected. It is planned to conclude a contract already in the current 2020, and the need for grenade launchers is explained by the need to protect against a possible Russian attack.


As you know, most of all in the Baltic countries and Poland are afraid of Russian tanks. Say, there are much more of them than tanks of the armies of NATO countries on the eastern borders of the alliance, and if a war begins with Russia, then Russian tank columns will not need much time to advance through the territory of the same Poland. Therefore, the Polish army pays special attention to anti-tank arms, including anti-tank grenade launchers.

Until now, the most massive grenade launcher in the Polish army remains RPG-7. In addition, the airborne units and special forces are armed with RPG Karl Gustav in versions M2 and M3 of Swedish production. Also, the Polish army uses Swedish AT4 grenade launchers and Spanish Instalas C90 grenade launchers.

Recently, however, Poland has been very puzzled by the need to replace the aging, according to the Polish military, RPG-7 grenade launcher with more modern models. They plan to equip not only the ground forces, but also the territorial defense forces, which also play an important role in the system of ensuring the defense capability of the Polish state.

The Polish army began a search for potential suppliers of light anti-tank grenade launchers that could be used against armored vehicles (for example, tanks of the RF Armed Forces, which Polish "elites" are constantly talking about the threat), manpower and fortified positions of a potential enemy. The spokesman for the Arms Inspectorate of the Ministry of Defense of Poland, Major Krzysztof Platek, said that so far requests have been received from 9 companies. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, dialogue with manufacturers of grenade launchers takes place electronically, but it is precisely such a regime that can significantly accelerate the process of acquiring new weapons at the same time.

The future disposable grenade launcher "Grotto" should have such characteristics that will allow to hit armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, older tanks, as well as new tanks in their weak places.

The second type of targets include buildings and fortified fences. In the Arms Inspectorate, the new grenade launcher is seen to be easy to use and fit for carrying by one soldier. There should also be the possibility of use from enclosed spaces.

Of course, their cost, as well as the ability to purchase a license for the production and maintenance of a grenade launcher in Poland, will play an important role in determining the supplier of grenade launchers. Among potential suppliers who have already submitted applications, it is worth noting Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA, Raytheon Missile Systems, Saab Technologies Poland Sp. and Griffin Group SA Defense Sp.k.

Polish audience took a very positive news about the upcoming acquisition of new grenade launchers. Some commentators advise buying a license for the production of grenade launchers in Spain, which can now sell it cheaply, in connection with the economic crisis following the coronavirus pandemic.

At the same time, there are critical comments.
I did not notice that they are talking about the possibility of production in Poland, which should be the main condition for the required quantity. But it seems that we are still suffering from excessive orders for military needs, and our plants no longer produce products, so it is probably better for the Americans to produce them -

- writes Sidematic.

Of course, a light grenade launcher will not penetrate the frontal armor of a tank, but Russians are not all in tanks. If all Russians were in tanks, rifles would also not make sense. Today, Russians are waging a hybrid war and attacking with light infantry, and we are looking for tank destroyers. We need cheap Polish weapons, and instead of complaining about RPG-7, it would be nice to make a disposable thing out of it,

- recalls one Andrettoni about the main purpose of ordering new grenade launchers.
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  1. rusich April 8 2020 10: 17 New
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    A grenade launcher will be charged with apples laughing
    1. Uncle lee April 8 2020 10: 22 New
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      Quote: rusich
      recharge with apples

      Bitten by pickers from ........
      1. Mountain shooter April 8 2020 10: 29 New
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        Quote: Uncle Lee
        Bitten by pickers from .......

        You don’t understand ... these are cumulative funnels! laughing
        1. Uncle lee April 8 2020 10: 35 New
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          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          these are cumulative funnels!

          Technically! good
        2. Avior April 8 2020 10: 48 New
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          And I thought what it is? smile
          1. Andrei Nikolaevich April 8 2020 13: 02 New
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            Hohlofon, however)
      2. TermNachTer April 8 2020 11: 43 New
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        Half the world uses RPG - 7, well, with some modifications, everyone is happy. And only psheks do not like something. Well, let them buy cheap Swedish or Jewish
    2. Lipchanin April 8 2020 10: 36 New
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      Quote: rusich
      A grenade launcher will be charged with apples

      By these lol
      1. Avior April 8 2020 10: 49 New
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        Is this an advertisement for iPhones in Ukraine? smile
        1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 10: 51 New
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          Quote: Avior
          Is this an advertisement for iPhones in Ukraine?

          This is an advertisement of their nature
          1. novel66 April 8 2020 11: 13 New
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            Poles and Ukrainians are as strong as a cardinal and haberdasher
            1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 11: 18 New
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              Nah, those against these are resting request
              1. novel66 April 8 2020 11: 20 New
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                and who will bite !?
                1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 11: 23 New
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                  Labor migrants lol
                  1. novel66 April 8 2020 11: 24 New
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                    will they cope for sure? sad
                    1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 11: 29 New
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                      Right It's a freebie
            2. Paul Siebert April 8 2020 11: 29 New
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              Quote: novel xnumx
              Poles and Ukrainians are as strong as a cardinal and haberdasher

              There are no cardinals among them.
              Some damn haberdashery ... angry
              1. novel66 April 8 2020 11: 31 New
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                the Führer haberdashery brought power ... to her, without a cardinal it’s impossible
              2. Lipchanin April 8 2020 11: 34 New
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                And will not be. Have degenerated
                1. stariy April 8 2020 18: 21 New
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                  Quote: Lipchanin
                  And will not be. Have degenerated

                  yes there that the haberdasher is not the Fuhrer or Napoleon
            3. orionvitt April 8 2020 12: 59 New
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              Quote: novel xnumx
              Poles and Ukrainians are as strong as a cardinal and haberdasher

              Not true. This is the union of one haberdasher, with another haberdasher, smaller.
    3. venik April 8 2020 15: 08 New
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      Quote: rusich
      A grenade launcher will be charged with apples laughing

      ========
      good And apple bones will perform the functions of a "shock nucleus"! lol
  2. Andrei Nikolaevich April 8 2020 10: 21 New
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    Poland always needs to think about its security. Since this state is a chronic passage yard of Europe. How many armies passed through this passage yard, and more than once, the "Great Poland" did not resist. Ambition. Ambition. Ambition ... Condolences.
    1. voyaka uh April 8 2020 12: 45 New
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      They always fought back.
      But the quantitative balance of forces was not in their favor, as a rule.
      And flat geography does not contribute to defense.
      1. Andrei Nikolaevich April 8 2020 13: 01 New
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        maybe "something is stopping the bad dancer (Poland)?
        1. voyaka uh April 8 2020 13: 27 New
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          A small territory, as I have already said, is in the way (there is no depth of retreat for redeployment and concentration of forces, as in Russia, for example).
          And a flat territory convenient for the aggressor during cavalry or tank offensives.
          1. Andrei Nikolaevich April 8 2020 14: 30 New
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            Well, if such a critical situation is “convenient for the aggressor”, can Poland take a neutral position in foreign policy? They would have sat and kept quiet in a rag, but puffed in two holes ... You look and would have carried, they were protected from wars.
            But as historical experience shows, Poland has a plug to all the barrels. Everywhere she casts her voice and she needs everything more than anyone else. That suffers later. And what is most surprising, they do not draw conclusions. Do not get smarter. They will ruin themselves - with their ambitions, and "a small territory (there is no depth of retreat for relocation and concentration of forces," That's all objective reality.
            1. voyaka uh April 8 2020 14: 48 New
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              A neutral position does not help if a country does not have a strong army. You yourself know this, the most popular quote in Russia: "Russia has no allies except the army and navy."
              Enemies respect only power.
              Even always neutral Switzerland, in the mountains, holds a strong army.
              Poland has the same position.
              1. Andrei Nikolaevich April 8 2020 15: 08 New
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                I allow myself to disagree with you. Namely: the biggest force in Switzerland is not its army, but its banks, with accounts, from around the world. Meanwhile, I personally have not heard that Switzerland somewhere has cast its voice in the international arena. Poland, on the contrary, opens its excuse, hail where necessary and not necessary. Ambitions not backed by military and economic capabilities are not worth a penny. Consequently, all the problems of Poland from its incredible claims and overstated arrogance.
                1. voyaka uh April 8 2020 15: 28 New
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                  You probably rely on outdated data. Poland’s GDP of approximately $ 550 billion, is the 21st economy in the world. They dramatically developed the civilian economy in 30 years. And they had the means to rearm the army.
                  Many countries, not only Poland, suffer from over-conceit (for various historical reasons).
                  1. Andrei Nikolaevich April 8 2020 16: 34 New
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                    Poland’s GDP of approximately $ 550 billion, is the 21st economy in the world. "
                    Well, that's it! With such a GDP, one could have a decent army.
                    As said I.V. Stalin "Who is the Pope of Rome and how many divisions does he have?"
      2. smile April 9 2020 02: 16 New
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        voyaka uh
        Hello
        You're wrong.
        In the 17th century, the population of the Rzeczpospolita exceeded the population of Russia. Much.
        And if you take into account the subordinate ON with the completely polonized aristocracy by then - it exceeded multiple.
        Take an interest.
        And yes, flat geography does not contribute to defense - therefore, it was hard for us to defend ourselves from them.
        Forgive me, forgive me, but, apparently, you were not very interested in the history of the confrontation between Poland and Russia, and forget that it was we who mainly defended against them for four hundred years. They were going to capture us. to dismember. polonize and create a "Strip from mozh to mozh" ....
        And only when the formation of our state took place, we returned their favor ...
        unfortunately - not with interest, since it was the opposite to the policy of polonization, to the besiegers, or to the policy of "reorganization" (this was done by the Poles already in the 20th century), we never got to .... I understand. that what the Poles did was bestiality ... but sometimes I regret that we did not do with them the way they did with us .... for centuries .....
        So it goes.
        Warrior, excuse me - in this topic you are either weak or write comments, guided not by historical knowledge, but by political biases ... excuse me.
        Goodbye.
        1. voyaka uh April 9 2020 10: 54 New
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          Poles and Russians are genetically one nation. There are not the slightest differences. Plus, mixed marriages of elites.
          Therefore, these historical showdowns over 500 years are ridiculous. "They give us - uh! And we give them - ah!" As in the Balkans: Serbs, Croats, Bosnians - one Slavic tribe, divided into three religions. And for hundreds of years they want to kill each other. And they are very proud of this desire.
          It’s time to throw all this nonsense into the dustbin of history. Hundred Years War, Thirty Years War, white and red roses - ah! we will avenge you.
  3. askort154 April 8 2020 10: 24 New
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    in service with the airborne units and special forces is the RPG Karl Gustav in versions M2 and M3 of Swedish production

    Now order the Swedes RPG "Karl XII".
    1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 10: 38 New
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      Quote: askort154

      Now order the Swedes RPG "Karl XII".

      And remember how he finished
      1. novel66 April 8 2020 11: 21 New
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        Peter Lyuley prescribed him
        1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 11: 24 New
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          Quote: novel xnumx
          Peter Lyuley prescribed him

          Well, we are his heirs
          1. novel66 April 8 2020 11: 26 New
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            Hooray! to Poltava !!!!
            1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 11: 31 New
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              So they are not there request
              They are thinking how they can push democracy to Russia.
              1. novel66 April 8 2020 11: 31 New
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                especially! what kind of bazaar is there ... what fat ...
                1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 11: 36 New
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                  But I’m interested. They dropped the bacon. But when did they raise the shawals, or to whom was they pushed?
                  1. novel66 April 8 2020 12: 08 New
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                    first they bit off the clean side, and sold the rest
                    1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 12: 09 New
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                      Quote: novel xnumx
                      and sold the rest

                      To the Poles?
                      1. novel66 April 8 2020 12: 10 New
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                        and other various Swedes lol
                      2. Lipchanin April 8 2020 12: 12 New
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                        Well now it’s clear where the coronovirus popped up yes
                      3. novel66 April 8 2020 13: 07 New
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                        everything from the bitten! lol
                      4. Lipchanin April 8 2020 13: 11 New
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                        Quote: novel xnumx
                        everything from the bitten! lol

                        For this they bit laughing
                      5. novel66 April 8 2020 13: 16 New
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                        I repeat ...
      2. 3danimal April 10 2020 08: 33 New
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        This is alien to us, only dictatorship and estates.
  • Lipchanin April 8 2020 10: 39 New
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    Quote: askort154
    Now order the Swedes RPG "Karl XII".

    And why not Ukrainians "Javelins" outbid? laughing
    1. askort154 April 8 2020 10: 48 New
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      Lipchanin... And why do not Ukrainians "Javelins" outbid?

      Better, the mortar "Hammer".
      1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 10: 52 New
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        Quote: askort154
        Better, the mortar "Hammer".

        Well of course they are cheaper laughing
    2. Grigory_45 April 8 2020 10: 50 New
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      Quote: Lipchanin
      And why not Ukrainians "Javelins" outbid?

      I do not think that the Americans allowed the resale or transfer of their ATGMs to other hands
      In addition, the ATGM is not an easy and not at all cheap grenade launcher
      1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 10: 54 New
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        Quote: Gregory_45

        I do not think that the Americans allowed the resale or transfer of their ATGMs to other hands

        You did not notice the smiley with a smile?
        Or do you perceive jokes only on April 1?
        1. novel66 April 8 2020 11: 22 New
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          but they don’t know .. who is watching there
          1. Lipchanin April 8 2020 11: 25 New
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            Quote: novel xnumx
            but they don’t know .. who is watching there

            Yes, they probably have long been stubborn
            I won’t be surprised if this warehouse burns out soon.
  • rotmistr60 April 8 2020 10: 26 New
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    in Poland are very puzzled by the need to replace outdated, according to the Polish military, RPG-7 grenade launcher
    So outdated or what is produced in the USSR rumor cuts? In the United States, on the contrary, RPG-7 was launched a couple of years ago. But this does not remind you of the "cunning" face of a Ukrainian
    ... grenade launchers in Spain, which can now sell it cheaply due to the economic crisis following the coronavirus pandemic
    1. Grigory_45 April 8 2020 10: 58 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      In the United States, on the contrary, RPG-7 was launched a couple of years ago.

      not for myself. Mainly for arming "friendly regimes" in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Syrian opposition.
      They tried to deploy the production of RPG-7 (new name RPG-M7) at the Ukrainian Mayak
  • rocket757 April 8 2020 10: 34 New
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    They had something else to order and LAST !!! The fact that some have lower belts, for some reason, is located, but should be located much higher!
  • Pereira April 8 2020 10: 35 New
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    Why grenade launchers? There is a national, well-developed technology.
    The painting of Jerzy Kossak “The Battle of Kutno in 1939”
  • knn54 April 8 2020 10: 37 New
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    - but also the territorial defense troops,
    For each family, a one-time “Faustpatron.” Easy and cheap.
  • Mebius April 8 2020 10: 38 New
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    This time, in which case Poland will not be "liberated" by tanks and infantry .. Once they released 600 thousand prisoners ... So there are many other methods ..
    1. bukhach April 8 2020 12: 31 New
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      I am also surprised by the fact that the Balts and Poles are afraid of our ground forces, implying our desire to capture them, but why? It’s easier to destroy, less trouble. Not humane of course, but effective.
      1. Aag
        Aag April 8 2020 16: 17 New
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        "Easier to destroy, less trouble. Not humane of course, but effective."
        Since moderators do not respond to this kind of "proposal", I have to remind you, or bring it to you if you are not at all aware of the fact that not a small number of Russians live in the Baltic States. Another large number of people were once citizens of the USSR and made for the country (RF ) is disproportionately larger than some local patriots. It is not their fault that the borders are now on this side!
        ... Yes, and in spirit they are more Russian than some of those present.
        1. bukhach April 10 2020 01: 44 New
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          Your words are empty and worthless, I know who lives in the Baltic States and Ukraine, too, and how famously Russian Ukrainians kill Russians in the name of Ukraine. I was in Lithuania in 1997 and already saw local Russians, don’t console yourself, these people, more precisely their descendants will kill no worse than the Ukrainians, or maybe better, in order to prove that they are “holier than the Pope.” Who and how much you did for Russia to judge you and the like didn’t come out, that’s another court. In general, it’s interesting how the nickname "Hooray-patriot" is sculpted right-to-left, would you, gentlemen-comrades, not touch the word "patriot", do not blame it, or you cannot find other words, the vocabulary is poor?
          1. Aag
            Aag April 10 2020 08: 42 New
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            You hear yourself: "these people, or rather their descendants, will kill no worse than the Ukrainians, and maybe better, in order to prove that they are" holier than the Pope. " Do you offer the same methods indiscriminately, indiscriminately?
            "Who and how much has done for Russia not for you and you like to judge, you haven’t come face to face, that is, another court"
            Why did you decide so? On what basis? Not the same "solvers" on the Maidan jumped?
            1. bukhach April 10 2020 12: 19 New
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              You do .... ak or kind of thing? What is there that your sick imagination attributed my words to me personally to a light bulb, I repeat, in case of war it’s not necessary to subjugate, as it used to be, but to destroy it at a distance. there will be another, not yours and not mine, the Highest, where everyone will answer: both I, and you and everyone else. It is strange that it did not reach you right away, you need to chew.
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                Aag April 10 2020 15: 56 New
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                "You do .... ak or kind of like that?"
                Very constructive question. Apparently, further discussion does not make sense, especially considering your nickname ...
                1. bukhach April 12 2020 06: 07 New
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                  Comforted, I don’t know how to give thanks, especially for nickname laughing
  • Aliken April 8 2020 10: 52 New
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    You also equip the police with grenade launchers, paranoid.
  • Lord of the Sith April 8 2020 10: 53 New
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    Did the diapers order “Against Russian Tanks”? laughing
  • Masha April 8 2020 10: 57 New
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    most of all in the Baltic countries and Poland are afraid of Russian tanks

    How scary to live!
    They are waiting for Russian tanks ...
    Every single day, every hour, every minute! belay
  • sanik2020 April 8 2020 11: 04 New
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    “Against Russian tanks”: Poland is going to order a new grenade launcher

    But are grenade launchers divided into, against Russian and, against non-Russian?
    And it will turn out like in the old cinema: Yes, he has the wrong grenade system.
  • Yurkaza April 8 2020 11: 21 New
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    Let them, nowhere to put money.
  • Avior April 8 2020 11: 37 New
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    I read the article again
    I did not understand how sideways the author attached the reusable RPG-7 to the Poles’s attempt to make their own lightweight disposable grenade launcher, like the Spanish S-90 or the Soviet RPG-26.
    He does not see the difference in grenade launchers?
  • Karaul73 April 8 2020 12: 30 New
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    Quote: novel xnumx
    and who will bite !?

    Jews of course! They are to blame for everything. Moreover, always and everywhere.
  • grandfather_Kostya April 8 2020 12: 37 New
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    and the need for grenade launchers is explained by the need for protection against a possible Russian attack.

    I will allow myself a small correction: "and the need for grenade launchers is explained by the need for a POSSIBLE defense against a possible Russian attack."
  • orionvitt April 8 2020 12: 54 New
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    if a war begins with Russia, then a lot of time for Russian tank columns to move through the territory of the same Poland will not be required.
    So why are they puffing then? If the whole alignment has long been known and everyone knows about it in advance. If this happens (though it’s not clear why Russia needs this), then we will get a repetition of the old history of 1939, though this time from the east. That's just to free the Poles, no one will come. laughing