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The Pl-01 Polish Stealth Tank Concept


The PL-01 was a Polish light tank concept created by OBRUM with support from BAE Systems, based on the Swedish CV90120-T light tank. The concept vehicle was first unveiled at the International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce on 2 September 2013, but the project was scrapped in 2015.

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The layout of the PL-01 is similar to modern standard main battle tanks. The driver is located at the front of the vehicle’s hull, with the commander and gunner also located in the hull and the unmanned turret mounted in the rear. In addition, there is a rear compartment in the hull that can accommodate four soldiers.

The vehicle armor has a modular ceramic-aramid shell, which is designed to provide protection compatible with NATO standard STANAG 4569 Annex A at level 5+ across the front portions of the hull and turret. Additional armor panels are mounted on the turret and hull and are designed to provide full protection against a range of projectiles.


The PL-01 would be equipped with a 940 horsepower (700 kW)+ diesel engine coupled to a torque converter, automatic gearbox, and driving assistance mechanism. The suspension is based on seven wheels, with the drive shafts having active damping of torsion bars mounted on the first and last two pairs. The vehicle can reach speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour on paved roads and 50 kilometres per hour in rough terrain with a maximum range of 500 kilometres.