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Modernization with "bare" armor: the Polish military is mastering the T-72M1R tanks

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The Polish military is mastering new equipment, which is in service with the newly formed tank battalion of the 19th mechanized brigade, which is located in Lublin. The footage shows T-72M1R vehicles.


New tank for a new regiment


Of the series of exercises performed, the most important was day and night shooting.

- the media write about the two-week training camp, which precedes the certification of gunners tanks new division.

The T-72M1R tank was presented at the MSPO international exhibition, held in September 2020. The changes made to it mainly relate to the fire control and communication systems.

The goal of [modernization] was to increase [combat] capabilities with minimal cost, but also with minimal changes in control methods, since many of these tanks will be manned by reservists.

- explains the Polish press, pointing out that the most noticeable external distinguishing feature of the T-72M1R is the absence of an infrared searchlight [L-4A "Luna"] located to the right of the 125-mm cannon. Its dismantling was caused by the abandonment of the use of active night vision systems [the headlamp with an IR cut filter was replaced by a local KLW-1 Asteria thermal imaging camera].



The essence of modernization


During the modernization, digital radio stations and new means of communication for the crew were also installed. Perhaps, this is the whole essence of the Polish modernization of the T-72M1 tank. The new version has the previous 46 hp B-6-780 engine, which has acquired a digital starting system, while maintaining the maximum speed (up to 60 km / h). The vehicle is also devoid of reactive armor, remaining covered only by its own armor. In this regard, it has the same mass of 41,5 tons.

In general, the T-72M1R underwent a "cosmetic" upgrade, not far from the Soviet early modification of the T-72A. This tank "with bare" armor is still in operation in the Russian troops - for example, vehicles of this type were seen in recent exercises in the Far East and the Urals (most likely, in newly formed units). Therefore, perhaps you should not rush to criticize the Polish T-72M1R.

Delivery of these machines began at the end of 2019. By the end of 2025, there should be at least 230 of them. This is a transitional solution until a new tank is put into operation under the Wilk program.

- noted in the Polish media.

Photos used:
Polish Ministry of Defense
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  1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 6 March 2021 06: 17
    +2
    In general, the T-72M1R underwent a "cosmetic" upgrade, not far from the Soviet early modification of the T-72A. This tank "with bare armor" is still in operation in the Russian troops - for example, vehicles of this type were seen in recent exercises in the Far East and the Urals (most likely, in newly formed units).

    Let's be objective T-72A of the Soviet army and T-72 - of the Polish one - as they say in Odessa, there are two big differences. Polish tanks at least have a monolithic hull and turret turret.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 6 March 2021 06: 25
      +3
      Cote hi in the event of war, both of them will quickly turn into a state of scrap metal on the battlefield, for it is impossible to think of a better target. Therefore, you cannot fight on such tanks! !!
      1. Graz
        Graz 6 March 2021 06: 37
        +3
        hmm, how can I say, I think there are situations when Renault FT-17 will go for a mile, everything in war can be used wisely
      2. Alien From
        Alien From 6 March 2021 07: 00
        +1
        Karabakh showed this picture very well
    2. user1212
      user1212 6 March 2021 06: 40
      +2
      Not a fact, the T-72M1, like the T-72A, already had sand rods in the turret, but the T-72M really had monolithic armor
    3. Ascold1901
      Ascold1901 6 March 2021 06: 51
      +1
      "Polish tanks have at least a monolithic hull and turret turret." where did you get this information?
    4. Ros 56
      Ros 56 6 March 2021 07: 37
      +2
      I am far from being a tank manufacturer, but a monolithic hull, you turned it 200 percent. Can you share the production technology?
      1. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr 6 March 2021 09: 46
        +3
        Quote: Ros 56
        but a monolithic body, you bent it

        Most likely, it meant that the frontal armor was solid, not layered.
    5. Dva parovoza
      Dva parovoza 6 March 2021 15: 32
      +1
      Who is "monolithic hull and turret tower"? Ay dont understand)))
  2. mark1
    mark1 6 March 2021 06: 30
    +2
    By the way, what prevents us from hanging dynamic protection on the TRZ (even if Contact-1 from stocks) and (or) performing shielding ?. It's not long and not expensive.
  3. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 6 March 2021 06: 36
    +1
    Since when have modernized equipment been considered new ???
  4. Coconut
    Coconut 6 March 2021 06: 39
    0
    Polish military are developing new tanks
    utilization of dough ... with whom will they fight? .. with Russia .. useless wink tada with whom?
    1. user1212
      user1212 6 March 2021 06: 52
      +5
      Quote: Coco
      tada with whom?

      Paradoxical as it may seem, I think with Ukraine. As the saying goes "Polish Lviv without Ukrainians ... Ukrainians"
    2. NDR-791
      NDR-791 6 March 2021 07: 51
      +1
      Quote: Coco
      with Russia .. useless tada with whom?

      Lemberg return? Yes, and from mozha to mozha to ride something else wassat
  5. Sergey985
    Sergey985 6 March 2021 06: 59
    +1
    It seems that in Europe everyone is preparing for a general turmoil (internecine squabbles). And everyone is afraid of the Germans. The Poles are ready to bury the entire country with American bases at their own expense. The French go out of their way to build and lead individual, European Armed Forces, and bury NATO. It seems that the "hegemon" has loosened its grip, and a showdown on mutual territorial claims is to be observed.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 6 March 2021 07: 56
      0
      Quote: Sergey985
      And everyone is afraid of the Germans.

      And the Germans themselves are afraid of the Turks and the African Saracens wassat The usual fuss in a cramped sandbox on the topic of who will count and divide the euro money. But pshekam definitely does not shine, therefore they are not focused on Europe, but on the entry of the 52nd state (place 51 is filled with Tribaltia) wassat
      1. Sergey985
        Sergey985 6 March 2021 08: 45
        +1
        In my (purely subjective) opinion, as soon as Germany gets rid of the occupation, the European Union will collapse in the same second. The Germans will instantly get rid of all freeloaders. The French are historically afraid of them (all hope is for nuclear weapons), they will present territorial claims to the Poles (all hope is on the United States, albeit groundless, in my opinion). Germany, most likely, will try to get Russia as its allies. Moreover, they will try to strengthen economic ties with a military alliance (we will have a great temptation, but I hope our leadership has enough sanity). And then the Germans will begin to build the next Reich (which one is there already?). Austria will definitely be privatized. This is where Turkey and Greece will sort it out. Merry times are waiting for old Europe.
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 6 March 2021 08: 56
          -1
          Quote: Sergey985
          The Germans will instantly get rid of all freeloaders.

          Of course !!! Only now it will not be possible to get rid of the occupation not only soon, but it seems that it will not work without the Great War.
          Quote: Sergey985
          Germany will most likely try to get Russia as its allies.

          This should have been done back in 1910. You look and there would not be two worlds. In any case, military actions could pass by Russia, and then nothing would have shone for Aloizych.
          1. Sergey985
            Sergey985 6 March 2021 09: 04
            -1
            The First World War has begun because of the Balkans. Then the union of Germany with Russia was simply impossible. The Germans then chose the wrong vector of their policy. Union with Austria - Hungary led Germany straight to the grave. And so it happened. Yes, and we (Russia) climbed into financial bondage from the French. Then the war was simply inevitable.
            1. NDR-791
              NDR-791 6 March 2021 09: 16
              +2
              Quote: Sergey985
              Yes, and we (Russia) climbed into financial bondage from the French.

              This is the main thing that led to "Hearty Concord". It is believed that we fit in for the Balkan Slavs. However, I think that this is nonsense !!! It was such an excuse for society, it sounded from every cast-iron iron, and migrated to literature. And we fit in for our debts (Witte is a disgrace, Guchkov is insatiable along with the grand dukes) and a little more in the hope of the straits. Although already following the results of the Crimean War of 1854-55. it was clear how it would end. Well, Nikolashka is a stubborn ram. So much for the "role of personality in history". Although you perfectly understand this judging by: (we will be tempted, but I hope our leadership has enough sanity)
              So I think that we could not get into the PMA. But for this it was necessary to negotiate with the Germans, and not "Maman" Danish obey the Germans offended.
              1. Sergey985
                Sergey985 6 March 2021 09: 24
                0
                Alas, the history of the past cannot be changed. And Witte is not a disgrace, but a criminal.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 March 2021 07: 19
    +1
    This is a transitional solution until a new tank is put into service under the Wilk program.
    Which one? PL-01, which was developed jointly with the British, or will Germany share the newer Leopard, or will the United States sell the Abrams?
    1. user1212
      user1212 6 March 2021 08: 19
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Which one? PL-01, which was developed jointly with the British, or will Germany share the newer Leopard, or will the United States sell the Abrams?

      Maybe even K2PL from Hyundai, they haven't decided yet
      1. abc_alex
        abc_alex 6 March 2021 17: 36
        0
        That is, you want to say that a country that saves on installing dynamic armor on tanks will buy from Korea perhaps the most expensive tank in the world? 8,8 lamas apiece for the Korean army. More expensive only for delicate connoisseurs of cheese and frogs and sepuku lovers. Do you really think that Poland, disgraced with the "economy" when purchasing Leopards from the Germans, will rush to buy tanks from the Koreans? Their price after modification for the Poles will not decrease, but only increase. And I would like to see the logistics of servicing these machines. Are they going to carry every nut across three seas or are they talking about "technology transfer"?
        In my opinion, the only realistic scenario for Poland would be buying used German tanks. Even shtatovskie and those are unlikely.
        1. user1212
          user1212 6 March 2021 18: 28
          +1
          Quote: abc_alex
          8,8 lamas per piece

          People who every year try to dig up the dead president once again are clearly not on friendly terms. Fuck knows what's on the mind of the psychos, I'm not a psychiatrist
          Quote: abc_alex
          mryut about "technology transfer"

          mryut
          Quote: abc_alex
          In my opinion, the only realistic scenario for Poland would be buying used German tanks.

          German - not American, and who is the master of Poland is clear without explanation, this time. Secondly, there will be no screwdriver assembly, and without expanding the "scientific and industrial potential of the Polish economy" the government may not allocate money to the warriors without an "additional sponsorship contribution", and there for the entire program only "for three and everything was divided long ago." The third nuance is that the Poles cannot buy tanks at market prices, at least in sufficient quantities, and the flower-candy period of their relations with Germany is clearly behind. And another important point is the Polish bridges. Many of them, according to rumors, do not hold more than 50 tons, and this is only T72 and its clones :)))
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