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Polish “Wolverines” were not afraid of Russian “Lancets”

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May22,2024

The Polish

According to recent reviews of the Ukrainian military, the extraordinary mobility and stability of Polish-made Rosomak infantry fighting vehicles showed a high level of protection against attacks by Russian Lancet drones. This is reported by the Belgian specialized resource Army Recognition.

In recent combat operations on the territory of the Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces brigade introduced several Rosomak BMPs. Despite the numerous intentions of the Russian troops to neutralize these vehicles with the help of Lancet drones, all attempts were thwarted: the armored vehicle demonstrated reliable protection and mobility.

This amphibious armored car, which goes on land both on roads and off-road, can swim across water bodies. There is a crew of three people, and eight soldiers are placed on longitudinal benches in the landing compartment with access through the aft door or upper hatches.

The armored hull protects against 14.5 mm caliber bullets from the front, as there is a thicker sheet, and 7 .62 mm on the sides. The car weighing 22 tons has a range of 590 kilometers on one gas station. Thanks to the powerful Scania DI 12 diesel engine, the BMP is able to accelerate up to 100 km/h and overcome water obstacles at a speed of no more than 10 km/h.

Armament includes a single 30mm Mark 44 Bushmaster II cannon, a 12.7mm WKM machine gun or a twin 7.62mm UKM-2000C machine gun. However, there are versions of medical evacuation, command and staff and other specialized vehicles, where the armament is simplified or absent at all.

On-board equipment includes various means of communication, a battlefield management system (BMS) and modern fire control systems, which ensures effective coordination and operational interaction.

In total, Poland handed over 200 Rosomak 8×8 armored vehicles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Deliveries began in July 2023 and were made possible by funding from the European Union and the United States. How many BMPs from this number remained in service is not reported.

As for the effectiveness of “Wolverines” against air threats, such BMPs are assessed by Army Recognition experts not only as a milestone in the defense strategy, but also as a potentially cardinal factor in the confrontation with the Russian to the occupiers This can significantly affect future combat operations and defense tactics in the war in Ukraine.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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