“T-90M near Moscow”: with this title came the Polish edition of Defense24. As it indicates, armored vehicles of this type began to enter service with the 1st tank Army ZVO. In total, the transfer of the army 400 T-90M by 2027 is expected.
The new hope of the Polish defense industry
These will be one of the most modern main battle tanks of the army there.
- notes Defense24.
At the same time, it is indicated in parallel that it is planned to significantly increase the anti-tank potential of the Polish armed forces. Its basis should be the 68-mm RPG-75 grenade launcher. They were developed in Czechoslovakia and have been used by the local army since 1975.
But [this grenade launcher] is constantly evolving to meet the modern requirements of the battlefield
- writes Defense24.
According to him, Warsaw plans to buy the RPG-75 production technology and release tens of thousands of weapons of destruction for enemy armored vehicles - various numbers, 10, 50 and even 150 thousand units are called weapons. Now all rights to the grenade launcher belong to the Czech side, but it is ready to meet Polish wishes.
The main thing is open hatches
The grenade launcher is currently available in three major versions. The first modification, the RPG-75M, of cumulative effect, is capable of penetrating armor with a thickness of more than 300 mm and is intended to destroy equipment: not only BMPs and armored personnel carriers, but also tanks - taking into account “in areas with poor protection”.
The second option, RTG (RPG-75 TB) thermobaric action. As Defense24 points out, he is able to “disable armored vehicles (including heavy tanks) [...] Elements of the optical systems of tanks, communication antennas or equipment responsible for remotely controlled weapons are being destroyed.”
The third modification, RPG-75 MP, has a cumulative-thermobaric warhead capable of penetrating at least 150 mm of armor. This version “can be especially effective against equipment in which hatches are open at the moment of contact,” the Polish publication points out.
Our opponents [in Iraq and Afghanistan] clearly avoided fighting with soldiers armed with [RPG-75] grenade launchers with such [thermobaric] shells. The weapon is lightweight, reliable and easy to use.
- One of the Polish military personnel who has visited “hot spots” considers.
As a result, it remains to “wish” the Polish military a clash with the enemy, who was seated in tanks with open hatches. When the RPG-75, the new hope of the local defense industry, is pointed at it, the crews of the armored vehicles themselves will scatter from the battlefield, abandoning the armored vehicles.