PT-17 Main Battle Tank: East and West Meet Once Again

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The PT-17 prototype on display at MSPO 2017.

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    • The PT-17 is a new main battle tank that was developed by Poland’s OBRUM in cooperation with Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom. The tank was first unveiled at MSPO 2017 in Poland, offering a new standard of main battle tank utilizing a highly modified PT-91 chassis. The tank is based on the more recent PT-16 chassis, but features a completely new turret and gun system that make it a significant improvement over its predecessor. One of the most notable features of the PT-17 is its new KBM-2 120mm smoothbore gun. This gun comparable to the gun on the PT-16, and is capable of firing a wider variety of NATO-standard ammunition types, including DM63 armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) rounds, and DM11 high-explosive airburst (HE-AB) rounds, both of which Poland has procured. It is also likely the gun can fire the Ukrainian GL-ATGM, the Konus. The gun also has a range of advanced fire control systems that make it more accurate and effective on the battlefield. On top of the main gun, the vehicle is equipped with a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and roof mounted 12.7mm ZSMU A4 RCWS. The PT-17’s turret has also been completely redesigned, with integrated Ukrainian ERA (unknown if NIZH-1M or Duplet-2M) and a new fire control system that improves the tank’s situational awareness and targeting capabilities. Also equipped is composite armor covering weak-points on the hull. The tank is also equipped with a new engine, the 1,000hp S-1000R diesel engine coupled to a German-made automatic transmission, likely the ESM 350 used on the PT-91M Pendekar, and suspension system that provide improved mobility and maneuverability. In addition to its advanced systems, the PT-17 also features a number of other upgrades that make it more effective on the battlefield. The tank is equipped with a new thermal imaging system by PCO, the GOC-1 and GOD-1, that provides improved visibility in low-light conditions, as well as an advanced ammunition loading system that is housed in the rear turret bustle, allowing for faster and efficient reloading of the tank’s main gun, with a rate of 12rds/min. Not to mention, this autoloader offers increased crew survivability by housing the ammunition away from the crew compartment. The PT-17 has a crew of three, including a driver, a gunner, and a commander. The tank is designed to provide direct fire support to infantry units, and is highly versatile and mobile, making it effective in a variety of combat situations. Overall, the PT-17 represents a significant improvement over the PT-16, with advanced systems and increased capabilities that make it a formidable weapon on the battlefield. The PT-17 is an evolution of the PT-16, offering significant enhancements while focusing on its key role of being a cost-effective upgrade for Poland’s T-72M1’s and PT-91 Twardy’s. While it was developed primarily for use by the Polish and Ukrainian militaries, the PT-17 could potentially be sold to other countries in the future, further strengthening its role as an important asset in the defense industry.
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Images of the PT-17.


Image of the PT-17 on display.

New polish heavy tank PT-17. Will replace T-72,PT-91, LEOPARD. Premiere MSPO 2017 - YouTube

Video providing a walk-around of the vehicle.



GOD-1 Commander Panoramic Sight and GOC-1 Gunner Sight utilized on the PT-17.


SSP-1 OBRA-3 Laser Warning System.


The KBM-2 120mm tank gun.

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