Poland sends a substantial number of PT-91 Twardy tanks to Ukraine.
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Poland has delivered a substantial number of PT-91 Twardy main battle tanks to the Ukrainian army to replace tanks lost in its battle against the Russian army.
According to Krzysztof Platek, spokesman of the Armaments Agency of Poland’s Defense Ministry, the Polish army will receive other tanks to replace those it donated to the Ukrainian army.
The shortage of tanks that emerges in Poland after the transfer to Ukraine of more than 200 T-72 tanks and a certain number of PT-91 Twardy tanks, whose number I can’t name, will be fully compensated, even with a surplus.Krzysztof Platek, spokesman of the Armaments Agency of Poland’s Defense Ministry.
The PT-91 Twardy tank is a Polish made tank and is practically a T-72 tank with several upgrades. Some of the biggest upgrades it has over the normal T-72 is the DRAWA fire control system and active armor developed by ERAWA. The Polish army has around 232 of these tanks. Some are speculating that eventually all of the tanks will be transferred to the Ukraine.
This huge donation of tanks comes after a recent donation of 240 modernized T-72 tanks and more than 100 armored personnel carriers to the Ukrainian army. The US army will supply 250 new Abrams MBTs and 116 older-generation Abrams tanks to compensate for the Polish army’s huge donation of tanks.