Polish Armor 1939 – Other Polish Armored Fighting Vehicles


Tanks


 

Polish FT-17s
Polish FT-17s

 

German A7V Sturmpanzerwagen tank

  • A7V – armed with Russian 57mm Sokol gun and six 7.92mm Maxim 08 machine guns.
  • Few (5?) were received as reparations and pressed into limited service from 1919 to 1922.
  • It has not been proven if Poland really received any A7V tanks.
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    French Char d’Assault, Saint Chamond tank

  • Saint d’Assault – armed with 75mm gun and four 8mm machine guns.
  • Few captured from the Red Army were pressed into limited service from 1920 to 1922.
  • It has not been proven if Poland really used any St.Chamond tanks.
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    British Tank Mark V Male / Female tank

  • Mark V – armed with two 6pdr guns and four (Male) or six (Female) machine guns.
  • Few captured from the Red Army were pressed into limited service from 1920 to 1922.
  • It has not been proven if Poland really used any Mark V tanks.
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    French Char Leger Renault FT Modele 1917 light tank

  • Char Canon FT-17 – armed with 37mm Puteaux S.A model 1917 L/21 gun.
  • Char Mitrailleuse FT-17 – armed with 8mm Hotchkiss model 1927 machine gun.
  • Char Signal (TSF) – radio / command tank without armament (6 in service).
  • 120 were purchased in 1919 and 26-27 were produced in Poland by CWS.
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    French Renault (FT) Kegresse-Hinstin M26/27 light tank

  • M26/27 – armed with 37mm Puteaux S.A model 1918 L/21 gun or 8mm machine gun.
  • 5 were purchased for test purposes in 1926.
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    French Char NC-1 (NC27) (Export Model) light tank

  • NC-1 – armed with 37mm Puteaux S.A model 1918 L/21 gun or machine gun.
  • 24 were purchased for test purposes in 1926.
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    Italian Carro Armato FIAT 3000 Model 1921/1930 light tank

  • FIAT 3000 armed with 37mm gun (model 1930) or two machine guns (model 1921).
  • 1 (probably Model 1921) was purchased for test purposes in 1920s (unconfirmed).
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    British Vickers Carden-Loyd Mark VI tankette

  • Mark VI – originally armed with Vickers .303 machine gun or 0.5 machine gun.
  • Mark VI – armed in Poland with 7.92mm Browning machine gun.
  • 11 were purchased for test purposes in 1929.
  • It was developed in Poland into TK tankette series.
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    British Vickers-Armstrong 6 ton Mark E light tank

  • Model A – twin turret armed with two 7.92mm Browning model 1930 machine guns.
  • Model B – armed with 47mm Vickers-Armstrong Mk.E gun and 7.92mm model 1930 MG.
  • 16 Model A and 22 B were purchased in 1931.
  • It was developed in Poland into 7TP light tank.
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    Polish Vickers Type E Model A and B light tanks, 1937.
    Polish Vickers Type E Model A and B light tanks, 1937.

    Polish Vickers Type E Model A and B light tanks, 1937.
    French/Polish Renault wz.32 (model 1932) tank

  • Modified Renault M26/27 with Vickers-Armstrong 6 ton Mark E components.
  • Prototype was tested from 1932 to 1934 and then scrapped.
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    British Infantry Tank Mark I Matilda I

  • Matilda I – armed with one Vickers .303 machine gun.
  • 1 was purchased for test purposes in 1930s (unconfirmed).
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    French Char Leger Renault R-35 (Renault Type ZM) light tank

  • R-35 – armed with 37mm Puteaux S.A 1918 L/21 gun and 8mm MAC 31 machine gun.
  • 100 were purchased, 49(50) were delivered in 1939.
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    French Char Leger Hotchkiss H-35 light tank

  • H-35 – armed with 37mm Puteaux S.A 1918 L/21 gun and 8mm MAC 31 machine gun.
  • 3 were purchased/received for test purposes in 1939.
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    Armored Cars


    Polish Ford T armored car

  • Ford T – armed with 7.92mm Maxim 05 "S" machine gun.
  • 16 were produced in 1920 and were based on Ford T car chassis.
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    British/Russian Austin-Putilov armored car

  • Austin-Putilov – armed with two 7.92mm Maxim machine guns.
  • Few captured from the Red Army were pressed into limited service from 1920 to 1922.
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    German Ehrhardt M1917 Strassenpanzerwagen / Ehrhardt Panzerkraftwagen 1917

  • M1917 – armed with six 7.92mm Maxim machine guns.
  • Abandoned cars were pressed into service from 1918 to 1922.
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    British Peerless armored car

  • Peerless – armed with Maxim machine gun.
  • Few captured from the Red Army were pressed into limited service from 1920 to 1922.
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    Russian Fiat armored car

  • Russian Fiat – armed with two Maxim machine guns.
  • Few captured from the Red Army were pressed into limited service from 1920 to 1922.
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    French Peugeot Model 1918 armored car

  • Auto-mitrailleuse (AM) – armed with 8mm Hotchkiss model 1914 machine gun.
  • Auto-mitrailleuse (AM) – rearmed with 7.92mm Hotchkiss model 1925 machine gun.
  • Auto-canon (AC) – armed with 37mm Puteaux S.A 1918 L/21 gun.
  • 19 to 20 were purchased in 1920.
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    French Citroen-Kegresse Model 1923 (1924) armored car

    Polish Samochod pancerny wz.28 (model 1928) armored car

  • wz.28 – 37mm Puteaux S.A 1918 L/21 gun or 7.92mm Hotchkiss model 1925 MG.
  • 90 based on Citroen-Kegresse P.10 halftracked chassis were produced in 1928.
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    Polish Samochod pancerny Ursus wz.29 (model 1929) armored car

  • wz.29 – 37mm Puteaux S.A 1918 L/21 gun & two 7.92mm Hotchkiss model 1925 MGs.
  • 13 were produced in 1931 and were based on Ursus A truck chassis.
  • some were build as police vehicles.
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    Samochod pancerny Ursus wz.29.
    Samochod pancerny Ursus wz.29.

    Samochod pancerny Ursus wz.29.
    Polish Samochod pancerny wz.34, wz.34-I and wz.34-II (model 1934) armored car

  • wz.34 – 37mm Puteaux S.A 1918 L/21 gun or 7.92mm Hotchkiss model 1925 MG.
  • 26 to 30 were with 37mm gun and 54 to 60 with 7,92mm machine gun.
  • wz.34 was a modified wz.28 with wheeled chassis instead of the halftracked one.
  • 80 to 90 were produced in three series in 1934.
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