Polish Armor 1939 – Polish Armor Projects and Prototypes


Polish Armor Projects & Prototypes.

10TP Medium Tank
10TP Medium Tank

4TP Light Reconnaissance Tank / PZInz. (Panstwowe Zaklady Inzynierii) 140

  • Weight: 4330kg / Crew: 2 men / Lenght: 3.84m / Width: 2.08m / Height: 1.75,
  • Engine: 6 cylinder PZInz.425 with 95hp / Max. Speed: 55km/h,
  • Armor: 4-17mm / Armament: 20mm FK-A wz.38 automatic cannon and 7.92mm MG,
  • plans were made to arm 4TP with 37mm gun in a larger turret – PZInz.180.
  • 4TP chassis was to be the base for tank destroyer armed with 37mm Bofors gun – PZInz.160.
    4TP
    4TP

    4TP Light Reconnaissance Tank.
    PZInz.130 Amphibious Tank

  • based on 4TP (PZInz.140) light tank,
  • Weight: 3900kg / Crew: 2 men,
  • Armament: 7.92mm MG or 20mm cannon.
    PZInz.130
    PZInz.130

    PZInz.130 during water trials.

    10TP (Wheel and Track Fast Tank – Cruiser Tank)

  • Polish design based on American Christie model 1931,
  • Weight: 12000kg / Crew: 4 men / Lenght: 5.40m / Width: 2.55m / Height: 2.20m,
  • Engine: 12 cylinder American La France engine with 210hp / Max. Speed: tracks – 75km/h / wheels – 5-56km/h,
  • Armor: 8-20mm / Armament: 37mm wz.36 gun & 7.92mm wz.30 MG (7TP’s turret) / 7.92mm wz.30 MG (hull),
    10TP
    10TP

    10TP Medium Tank.
    14TP (Medium Tank – Light Assault Tank)

  • improved track only version of 10TP medium tank,
  • similar design to Russian BT5 / BT7 tanks.
  • Weight: 14000kg / Crew: 4 men / Dimensions similar to 10TP,
  • Engine: 12 cylinder Maybach engine with 300hp / Max. Speed: 50km/h,
  • Armor: 35-50mm / Armament: 37mm wz.36 or 47mm gun & 2 x 7.92mm wz.30 MG

    20/25TP (Heavy Tank)

  • multi-turret heavy tank,
  • similar design to Russian T-28 tank,
  • three projects were made:
  • BBT design (1936/37) – 23tons, 40mm Anti-Aircraft or 75mm gun, 7 men crew, 40km/h max. speed and 50mm armor,
  • KSUS design – 22tons, 40 or 75mm and 35mm armor,
  • PZInz design – 25tons, unknown and 80mm armor,



    Special Thanks to Michal Derela of Polish Armour of 1918 – 1939.
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