The new PT-72U main battle tank for urban operations at MSPO 2011

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MSPO 2011
19th International Defence Industry Exhibition
Kielce, Poland
 
PT-72U at MSPO 2011
 
 
Monday, September 5, 2011, 11:56 PM
 
The new PT-72U main battle tank for urban operations at MSPO 2011
 
At the International Defence Equipment Exhibition MSPO 2011, the Polish Defence Company BUMAR presents a new upgrade version of the Russian made T-72, especially dedicated for operation in urban areas, the PT-72U.
     
At the International Defence Equipment Exhibition MSPO 2011, the Polish Defence Company BUMAR presents a new upgrade version of the Russian made T-72, especially dedicated for operation in urban areas, the PT-72U.
PT-72U main battle tank for urban operations at MSPO 2011
     

This is an offer for the Polish Army which involves certain modifications of the T-72 and PT-91 tanks. The modification includes installation of additional equipment, as remote-controlled cannon with an optical system, an omnidirectional observation system, add-on armour and further engineering equipment.

For the weapons systems, the PT-72U is equipped with a remote controlled weapon station armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun, mounted to the crew commander hatch. The system had a fire rotation of 360° and an elevation angle for the gun from -5° to 55°. The observation system is equipped with 8 day-night cameras with the observation angle 55° and a rotary passive camera FLIR which has up to 26 times optical zoom.

     
At the International Defence Equipment Exhibition MSPO 2011, the Polish Defence Company BUMAR presents a new upgrade version of the Russian made T-72, especially dedicated for operation in urban areas, the PT-72U.
The armour package is composed by chassis and turret bar armour.
     
The armour package is composed by chassis and turret bar armour. The bottom of the chassis is equipped with reactive armour and add-on armour.

The PT-72U is also equipped with a full range of new modern internal and external communication tools, which allow communication also via internet.
 

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