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What is known about PT-91 Twardy battle tanks?

Polish PT-91 Twardy tanks are already in Ukraine. The transfer of the tanks was officially confirmed by Krzysztof Platek, a representative of the Armaments Agency of the Polish Ministry of Defense, as well as the head of the OP Andriy Yermak.

The PT-91 Twardy is a Polish main battle tank, which is an upgraded version of the Soviet T-72M1 tank. The first prototypes of this model were developed in 1993. The basic version of the tank was mass-produced at the Bumar-Labenda enterprise from 1995 to 2002.

The main feature of the PT-91 tank is the Twardy protection using active armor of ERAWA's own design, which has 394 blocks. They cover the front of the hull and the turret. These blocks are located almost without gaps to each other. Tests have shown that ERAWA blocks increase tank protection by 30-70% depending on the type of projectile.

Tactical and technical characteristics of PT-91 Twardy:

Length with gun forward - 10.03 m
Hull length - 6.86m
Width - 3.702 m
Height - 2.19 m
Combat weight - 47.3 tons
Crew - 3 people
Clearance (ground clearance) - 470 mm

Tank engine:
The power plant is a 12-cylinder V-shaped Mitsubishi S12U turbocharged liquid-cooled diesel engine. Power 850 hp (625 kW) at 2300 rpm.
Maximum speed - 70 km / h on the highway
Cruising range: 480 km on the highway, 700 km on the highway with additional tanks

Armament:
125 mm 2A46 smoothbore gun
7.62 mm PKT machine gun
12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun NSVT
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