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MSPO 2017: Polish T-72 upgrades on display

6th September 2017 - 09:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Kielce


Polish manufacturer Bumar-Łabędy is using this year’s MSPO exhibition to showcase two upgrade solutions for the Soviet-era T-72 main battle tank; one low-cost refresh and the other a more comprehensive upgrade offering. 

The company – part of the state-run armaments group PGZ – is displaying the PT-91M2, which officials have described as a ‘cost-effective’ upgrade for T-72 operators, as well as the PT-17 that is being marketed as ‘deep’ upgrade for the legacy platform.

A company spokesperson told Shephard that in capability terms the PT-91M2 fits somewhere between the existing PT-91 ‘Twardy’ (a previous Polish upgrade of the T-72

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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