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Polish Land Forces
POL Wojska Lądowe.svg
Eagle of Polish Land Forces
PL ground forces flag IIIRP.svg
Flag of Polish Land Forces
Active 1918–Present
Country  Poland
Allegiance Polish Armed Forces
Branch Land Forces
Size 100,200 Active Personnel
906 Tanks
1687 IFV/APC
143 Helicopters[1]
Engagements Polish–Ukrainian War
Polish–Czechoslovak War
Polish-Soviet War
Polish–Lithuanian War
World War II
Gulf War
War in Iraq
War in Afghanistan
War in Tchad
Commanders
Commander Mjr. Gen. Tadeusz Buk
Chief of Staff Mjr. Gen. Edward Gruszka

The Polish Land Forces (Polish: Wojska Lądowe RP) are a branch of Poland's Armed Forces.

Poland's military history stretches back for hundreds of years (see List of Polish wars), but the army operational today has its roots in the surrogate force formed in support of Soviet interests during the establishment of the People's Republic of Poland after the Second World War. Two Polish armies, the First Army (Poland) and the Second Army (Poland) fought with the Red Army on the Eastern Front (World War II). Following victory and the movement of Polish borders these forces and other Polish soldiers thought loyal to their Soviet overlords were build up into a force which was to form part of the Warsaw Pact. Polish Army troops would have formed part of the second strategic echelon deployed for an attack on NATO's Allied Forces Central Europe.

In mid-1945, after the end of World War II, the Polish Army was divided into six (later seven) districts. These were the Warsaw Military District, HQ in Warsaw, the Lublin Military District, HQ in Lublin, the Krakow Military District, HQ in Krakow, the Lodz Military District, HQ in Lodz, the Poznan Military District, HQ in Poznan, the Pomeranian Military District, HQ in Torun and the Silesian Military District, HQ in Katowice, created in the fall of 1945. In 1949 this number was reduced to four Military Districts. They were the Pomeranian Military District, HQ in Bydgoszcz, the Silesian Military District, HQ in Wroclaw, the Warsaw Military District, HQ in Warsaw, and the Krakow Military District, HQ in Krakow. In November 1953, the Krakow Military District was dissolved and until 1992, Poland was divided into three Districts.

The two districts facing Germany each controlled four divisions in 1990, which had been recently reorganised, in line with the late 1990s Soviet defensive doctrine, from a 3:1 mix of motor rifle : tank regiments into a 2:2 mix of motor rifle and tank regiments.[2] The third in the east controlled only one division. There was also the 6th Airborne Division and the 7th Sea Landing Division, possibly intended to form part of a Warsaw Pact attack on Denmark, to open the Baltic straits to the North Sea and beyond. Strength counted 205,000 personnel of which 168,000 were conscripts.

Following the end of the Cold War the Polish Army was drastically reduced and reorganised. In 1992, the Krakow Military District was recreated. From nine divisions the total has fallen to four, plus six independent brigades.[3] Since January 1, 1999, Poland has been divided into two military districts. These are the Pomeranian Military District (Pomorski Okręg Wojskowy) with HQ in Bydgoszcz, covering northern Poland, and the Silesian Military District (Śląski Okręg Wojskowy) with HQ in Wrocław, covering southern Poland.

Contents

Structure

Major Units

Independent Brigades

Combat Arms

  • Armored & Mechanized Forces (Wojska Pancerne I Zmechanizowane)
  • Missile & Artillery Forces (Wojska Rakietowe I Artyleria)
  • Air Defense Forces (Wojska Obrony Przeciwlotniczej)
  • Air-mobile Forces (Wojska Aeromobilne)
  • Engineer Forces (Wojska Inżynieryjne)

Combat Support Arms

  • Reconnaissance & Early Warning (Rozpoznanie I Wczesne Ostrzeganie)
  • Signals & Information Technology Forces (Wojska Łączności I Informatyki)
  • Chemical Forces (Wojska Chemiczne)

Combat Service Support Arms

  • Logistics (Logistyka)

Divisions

Polish Land Forces Chart

Polish Land Forces Chart (click to enlarge)

Equipment

Vehicles

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
T-72 T-72 RB4.JPG  Soviet Union
 Poland
 Russia
Main Battle Tank T-72
T-72A
T-72M1
T-72M1D
SJ-09
172[4]
135[4]
254[4]
23[4]
?
379 T-72 tanks will remain in service until 2018.[4] As of 1 January 2008 additional 14 T-72M1 tanks were withdrawn from service and awaiting for further disposal.[5]
PT-91 Twardy POL PT91 Twardy.jpg  Poland Main Battle Tank PT-91
PT-91M
PT-91MA1
MID Bizon-S
WZT-3M
92[4]
27[4]
113[4]
8[6][7]
29[6]
Leopard 2 Leopard 2 tank.JPG  Germany Main Battle Tank Leopard 2A4
Bergepanzer 3[8]
128[4][6][5][7]
10[8]
Limited upgrade is planned before 2018. [4]
BWP-1 BWP-1 Warsaw 2007.JPG  Soviet Union
 Poland
 Czech Republic
Amphibious Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle BWP-1
BWP-1D
BWR-1D
BWR-1S
MP-31
ZWDSz-2
1,306[6]
33[6]
22[6]
16[6]
5[6]
6[6]
BWP-1 - Polish designation for BMP-1.
BWP-1D - Polish designation for BMP-1K (MP-31 in Polish service is sometimes also called BWP-1D[6]).
BWR-1D - Polish designation for BRM-1K.
BWR-1S - Polish designation for BPzV "Svatava".
KTO Rosomak POL KTO Rosomak.jpg  Finland
 Poland
Amphibious Wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle Rosomak
Rosomak-M1
Rosomak-M3
Rosomak APC with OSS-M
Rosomak-S
Rosomak-WEM (interim)
Rosomak-WEM (final)
Rosomak training vehicle
76[6]
32[9]
10[9]
6[9]
27[9]
6[9]
8[10]
4[9]
Deliveries are to be completed by 2018. 33 final Rosomak-WEM ambulances (with more space inside among other improvements) are to be delivered. 20 more Rosomak-M1s are to be delivered in 2009. 10 more Rosomak-M3 are to be delivered in late 2009.[9]
SKOT SKOT-2 AP.JPG  Czechoslovakia
 Poland
Amphibious Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier 110 Currently the only varsions of SKOT in service are the command variants. A few APC variants remain[5] probably for training purposes. As of 1 January 2008 additional 112 SKOT APCs were withdrawn from service and awaiting for further disposal.[5]
MT-LB MTLB Lotos Polish-ambulance.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Multi-purpose Amphibious Tracked Armoured Personnel Carrier MT-LB L
SNAR-10 Jaguar
MT-LB R-137T
ZWD-1
WEM Lotos
MT-LB Z
MT-LB R
WD krel
41
6[6]
?
94[11]
1[6]
6
6
2
The MT-LB L vehicles are used for driver training. MT-LB Z, MT-LB R and WD krel are a part of the Przebiśnieg electronic warfare system. As of 1 January 2008 additional 2 MT-LB APCs were withdrawn from service and awaiting for further disposal.[5]
MT-LBu 1L219M MAKS2005.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Multi-purpose Amphibious Tracked Armoured Personnel Carrier 1W13
1W14
1W15
1W16
MP-21
MP-22
MP-23
MP-24
MP-25
R-330P Piramida-I
Beta-3M
ZWDSz-1
20 (1W13/14/15/16)
24 (MP-21/22/23/24/25)[6]
9 (R-330P)[6]
2 (Beta-3M)
1 (ZWDSz-1)
Opal MTLB 4 BKPanc.jpg  Poland Multi-purpose Amphibious Tracked Armoured Personnel Carrier Opal-I
Opal-II
WPT Mors
TRI Hors
TRI-D Durian
ISM Kroton
ZWD-10R Łowcza-3
?
?
74[6]
77[6]
13[6]
6[6]
4[6]
M113 Polish M113 MSPO 2005.jpg  United States
 Germany
Multi-purpose Tracked Armoured Personnel Carrier M113
M557
29[12]
6[12]
16 M113s are used as armoured ambulances while the other 13 are used as command vehicles.[12]
Ryś MSPO2007-33.jpg  Poland Amphibious Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier Ryś-Med 5[6]
BRDM-2 BRDM-2B M97 Żbik-B.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Amphibious Armoured Scout Car BRDM-2
BRDM-2M-96
BRDM-2M-96i
BRDM-2M-97
BRDM-2M-98
BRDM-2M-96ik
BRDM-2RS
BRDM-2 R-1A
BRDM-2 R-5
200 (BRDM-2)[6]
120 (M-96/96i/97/98)[6]
22 (M-96ik)[13][14]
dozen (BRDM-2RS)[13]
BRDM-2RS - Polish designation for BRDM-2RKhb. 8 are in service with the Polish Navy.[6] 10 BRDM-2M-96ik were used by Polish forces of ISAF.[14] However they are now together with 12 vehicles used in Iraq, back in Poland.
Cougar Pierwsza partia 30 pojazdów typu MRAP 4x4 Cougar rozpoczęła służbę w PKW Afganistan.jpg  United States Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Cougar H 40 On loan from the US for use by the Polish Forces of ISAF.
WZT-2 Polish WZT-2.jpg  Poland Armoured Recovery Vehicle 40[6]
Bergepanzer 2 Bergepanzer2.jpg  Germany Armoured Recovery Vehicle Bergepanzer 2A2 10[6]
SUM kalina Winz4.jpg  Poland Minelayer 24
Keiler  Germany Armoured Mine Removing Vehicle 4[8]
Bożena Bozena PICT0146.JPG  Slovakia
 Poland
Remote-Controlled Self-Propelled Mine Roller 14[6][7]
BLG-67 Winz9.jpg  East Germany
 Poland
Armoured Bridge Layer BLG-67M2 126[15] Used by tank and mechanized subunits. To be replaced by MG-20 Daglezja-G.
Leopard Biber Panzerschnellbruecke Biber auf Brueckenleger.jpg  Germany Armoured Vehicle-Launched Bridge 6[8]
UMI HSW 9.50 PICT0141.jpg  Poland Excavator-Loader
SŁ-34C  Poland Dozer-Loader
PTS Polish amphibious vehicle.jpg  Soviet Union Tracked Amphibious Medium Transporter PTS-M A small number are used by the Land Forces. 50 are in service with the Polish Navy.[6]
UAZ-469B RD-115.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Four-wheel Drive Multi-Purpose Vehicle UAZ 469B WD-43
RD-115ZT
UAZ-469B-rs
796[16] Only specialized variants are in service.[16]
Honker PL Tarpan Honker MIL car.JPG  Poland Four-wheel Multi-Purpose Drive Vehicle Tarpan Honker
Daewoo Honker
Honker-2000
Skorpion-3
Ryś[17]
ZWD-3
WD-2001
REA "Perkun"
Honker Saper
286[18][19]
348[18][19]
647[18][19]
90[18][19]
?
172[11][20]
?
14
>2[21][22]
HMMWV Warsaw Hummer 03.JPG  United States Four-wheel Drive Multi-Purpose Vehicle Tumak-2[23]
Tumak-3[23]
Tumak-4[23]
Tumak-5[23]
Tumak-6[23]
Tumak-7[23]
96[23]
60[23]
31[23]
18[23]
9[23]
3[23]
Polish Armed Forces currently operate 222 HMMWVes (5 vehicles are operated by the special forces). Tumak-2 - M1043A2, Tumak-3 - M1025A2, Tumak-4 - M1097A2, Tumak-5 - M1045A2, Tumak-6 - M1097A2 (variant used for transport of special containers), Tumak-7 - M1035A2.[23]
Additionally Polish forces of ISAF operate 120 HMMWVes on loan from the US forces.
Toyota  Japan Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Land Cruiser[18][19] 13[18][19]
Mitsubishi  Japan Sport Utility Vehicle Pajero[18][19] 4[18][19]
Daewoo  South Korea Sport Utility Vehicle Musso[18][19] 6[18][19]
UAZ-452 Polish UAZ-452.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Multi-Purpose Van 268[16] Only specialized variants are in service.[16]
Żuk Zuk P1000094.jpg  Poland Van Used as a low-capacity transport vehicle which can carry up to 4 tonnes of cargo.[24]
Nysa Nysa522.jpg  Poland Van Used as a low-capacity transport vehicle which can carry up to 4 tonnes of cargo.[24]
Lublin Lublinn.jpg  Poland Van Lublin II
Lublin III
Used as a low-capacity transport vehicle which can carry up to 4 tonnes of cargo.[24]
Ford  United States Van Transit Used as a low-capacity transport vehicle which can carry up to 4 tonnes of cargo.[24]
Fiat  Italy Wheeled Vehicle Fiat Ducato
Seicento Van "WŇ[25]
Both are used as low-capacity transport vehicles which can carry up to 4 tonnes of cargo.[24]
Honda 2006-08 Frankfurt (Oder) 09.jpg  Japan Quad TRX-300 FW
Polaris  United States Quad
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz G-class Polish Land Forces.JPG  Germany Wheeled Vehicle GD 290
MB290GD WD
1017A
Unimog 435 (U1300L)
96[19]
25[19]
91[12][19]
29[12][19]
Polish Armed forces currently operate a total number of 140 G-class vehicles.[26] The military police uses 13 GD 290s.[19] Special forces operate 6 vehicles.
Star STAR 266.jpg  Poland Truck Star 200
Star 244
Star 266
Star 266M
Star 660M2-D[27]
Star 660M3[27]
Star 944K
Star 944KD
Star 1466ML
Star 1444
Star 15.225
Star 14.220DK
Star 14.225DK
R-140M
GD-2 (Typ 528)
Typ 514
CD-5 (Typ 520)
WUS-3
IRS
ADK-11
Star 266-based excavator
Star-266 AP-64
Star-266 BP-64
4708 (Star 266)[27][19]
292 (Star 266M)[19]
a few thousands of specialist Star 266-based vehicles[27]
456 (Star 944K)[19]
185 (Star 944KD)[19]
63 (Star 1466ML)[19]
1 (Star 1444)[19]
1 (Star 15.225)[19]
9 (Star 14.220DK)[19]
16 (Star 14.225DK)[19]
Star 266 - basic medium-capacity transport vehicle of the Polish Armed Forces. Star 266M - modernized Star 266. Star 944 is used as a cargo carrier in logistic subunits on the tactical level. It also serves as a basis for a command vehicle. Star 1466 can be converted into a gun truck by applying STZ armour package for the truck's cabin. Typ 514 - Mobile fuel tank based on Star 1466
Jelcz Jelcz at MSPO 2008 06.jpg  Poland Truck P/S662D.43
P662D.43
P662D.35
P662D.34
P642D
C642D.35
C642D.34
C662D.35
P/S862D.43
P/S842D.43
P/S842D.35
178[19]
7[19]
15[19]
101[19]
1[19]
36[19]
15[19]
1[19]
70[19]
1[19]
3[19]
P/S662D.43, P662D.43, P662D.35 and P662D.34 are different variants of JELCZ-662, P642D, C642D.35 and C642D.34 are different variants of JELCZ-642, P/S862D.43 is a variant of JELCZ-862, P/S842D.43 and P/S842D.35 are different variants of JELCZ-842.
Iveco Polish Iveco 40E13WM.jpg  Italy Truck 40E13WM[16]
M40.12WM
Stralis AT260S35Y/P
Eurotrakker MP 720E 47 WT
134 (40E13WM)[16] Stralis AT260S35Y/P is used in Polish Ground Forces along with high capacity trailers. Eurotrakker MP 720E 47 WT are used along with ZREMB NS 600W trailers for transport of tracked vehicles and containers. It can also be used to evacuate damaged equipment in a similar fashion to ARVs. Iveco 40E13WM is used as a 4x4 ambulance. M40.12WM is used as a biological reconnaissance vehicle.
SLT-50 Elefant SLT-50 Elefant crop.jpg  Germany Heavy Equipment Transporter SLT 50-2 6[12][19]
SCAM Polish Land Forces AMZ SCAM SM-50 ambulance.JPG  Italy
 Poland
Truck SCAM SM-50[16]
SCAM SM-55[16]
16[19]
46[16][19]
Used as a 4x4 ambulance.
KrAZ KrAZ 255.JPG  Soviet Union Truck KrAZ-255B KrAZ-255Bs are being replaced by the Jelcz-662s.
Ural Ural-4320 Museum of Aviation, Kraków.jpg  Soviet Union Truck Ural-375D
Ural-4320
ZiŁ ZiL-157 truck.jpg  Soviet Union Truck ZiŁ-130[28]
ZiŁ-131[28]
ZiŁ-157[28]
721[28] Only command, communications, radiolocation, illumination, airfield searchlight, radio relay, radio-jamming, well-drilling and decontamination variants are in service.[28]
GAZ GAZ 66.jpg  Soviet Union Truck GAZ-66 Only specialized variants are in service.
Kamaz  Soviet Union Truck Only specialized variants are in service.
TRD-1211[29]  Poland Radiolocation Vehicle
DR-1[29]  Poland Command Vehicle

Special Equipment

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
SARNA-2  Poland Multipurpose Truck Bed Mobile Workshop
Zenit-P Mobile Air Defense Command Center
Mobile Chemical and Radiological Laboratory
Mobile Medical Station
In service with SZ 4/M2 recharge stations and each subunit of repair units. It can be fitted onto STAR 200, 244, 266, 266M and 944 trucks in field conditions.
PP-64 Wstęga  Poland Pontoon Bridge 60[6] Transported by 70 Star 266 AP-64 and Star 266 BP-64 trucks.

Radiolocation Equipment

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
Nur-21  Poland Radiolocation Station 20[6] Used for locating aircraft flying at low altitudes.
Nur-22  Poland Radiolocation Station 10[6] Based on Dana self-propelled howitzer. Used for locating aircraft flying at low altitudes.

Firearms

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
P-64 CZAK P64.jpg  Poland 9 mm Makarov Semi-Auto Pistol Being replaced by WIST-94.[30]
P-83 Wanad Pistol P83.jpg  Poland 9 mm Makarov Semi-Auto Pistol Being replaced by WIST-94.[30]
WIST-94 Wist94L 2.jpg  Poland 9 mm Para Semi-Auto Pistol WIST-94
WIST-94L
WIST-94L - variant fitted with integral laser sights
Wz. 78 Pistolet sygnalowy78.jpg  Poland 26 mm Flare Gun
PM-63 RAK Submachine gun wz63.jpg  Poland 9 mm Makarov Submachine Gun Slowly replaced by PM-84P Glauberyt.[31]
PM-84 Glauberyt Submachine gun PM-84.jpg  Poland 9 mm Makarov, 9 mm Para Submachine Gun PM-84 Glauberyt
PM-84P Glauberyt
AKM AKM NTW 4 92.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
7.62x39 mm Assault Rifle AKM
AKMS
7,62 mm Kbkg wz. 1974
7,62 mm Kbkg wz. 1974 is an AKM fitted with Pallad grenade launcher. Slowly replaced by Kbs wz. 1996 Beryl.
Kbkg wz. 1960 Karabinek-granatnik wz.1960.jpg  Poland 7.62x39 mm Assault Rifle AK-47 with an ability to shoot grenades.
Kbs wz. 1996 Beryl Beryl rifle POL.jpg  Poland 5.56 mm NATO Assault Rifle Beryl
Mini-Beryl
5,56 mm Kbkg wz. 1974
Mini-Beryl - compact variant of Wz. 1996 Beryl. 5,56 mm Kbkg wz. 1974 is a Beryl fitted with Pallad grenade launcher. Also used by special forces.
SWD Sniper rifle SWD.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
7.62x54 mmR Sniper Rifle SWD
SWD-M
?
158[32]
SWD - Polish designation for SVD Dragunov, also used by special forces. To be replaced by Sako TRG-21.[33]
Bor Rifle Alex.jpg  Poland 7.62 mm NATO Sniper Rifle
Sako TRG Sako TRG folding stock + Zeiss 3-12x56 SSG P.JPG  Finland 7.62 mm NATO Sniper Rifle TRG-21
TRG-22
40[32]
206[32]
Also used by special forces.
Tor WKW Wilk.jpg  Poland .50 BMG Sniper Rifle 40
PK PKM machine gun.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
7.62x54 mmR General Purpose Machine Gun PK
PKS
PKM
PKMS
Also used by special forces.
UKM-2000 UKM2000P REMOV.jpg  Poland 7.62 mm NATO General Purpose Machine Gun UKM-2000P
UKM-2000D
+382
?
Based on PK General Purpose Machine Gun. UKM-2000P - Standard General Purpose Machine Gun.
UKM-2000D - airborne version with a folding stock.
NSW Machine gun NSV.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
12.7 mm Russian Heavy Machine Gun NSW - Polish designation for NSV. To replaced by WKM-B.[32]
WKM-B WKM-B-09.jpg  Poland .50 BMG Heavy Machine Gun NSW adapted to the .50 BMG rounds.[32]
F-1 F1 grenade DoD.jpg  Soviet Union Anti-personnel grenade
RGZ-89 Gr zacz1.jpg  Poland Anti-personnel grenade
RGO-88  Poland Fragmentation grenade
RG-42 RG-42 grenade Navy.jpg  Soviet Union Anti-personnel grenade
SPG-9 Grenade launcher SPG-9M.jpg  Soviet Union 73 mm Recoilless Rifle SPG-9
SPG-9N
SPG-9D
Carl Gustav Carl Gustaf. recoilless.rifle.jpg  Sweden 84 mm Multi-Role Recoilless Rifle 34[5] Used only by paratroopers and special forces.
Pallad-D Grenade launcher wz.83 Pallad D.jpg  Poland 40 mm Grenade Launcher Also known as Wz. 1983 grenade launcher.
Mk.19 MK19-02.jpg  United States 40 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher Used mostly by Polish troops in Afghanistan.
RPG-7 Rpg-7.jpg  Soviet Union 40 mm Rocket-propelled grenade launcher RPG-7
RPG-7W
RPG-76 Komar RPG-76.jpg  Poland 40 mm Rocket-propelled grenade launcher Only used by Polish troops in Afghanistan.
LPO-50  Soviet Union Light flamethrower

Artillery

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
D-44 D-44 Polish Army Museum.jpg  Soviet Union 85 mm Towed Field Gun D-44M
D-44NM
255[5] As of 1 January 2008 additional 84 D-44 field guns were withdrawn from service and awaiting for further disposal.[5]
M-30 M-30 howitzer Polish Army Museum.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
122 mm Towed Howitzer Wz. 1938/1985 2[5] Towed by Star 266 trucks. As of 1 January 2008 additional 2 Wz. 1938 howitzers were withdrawn from service and awaiting for further disposal.[5]
2S1 Goździk Gozdzik.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
122 mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 532[6]
Wz. 1977 Dana Wz. 1977 Dana.JPG  Czechoslovakia 152 mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Dana-T 111[6][5]
Krab Krab howitzer MSPO 2008.jpg  Poland 155 mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 2 prototypes The 2 prototypes are to be modernized and 6 new Krabs are to be produced, all to be completed by 2011. Along with the modernized prototypes they will form a squadron[34] consisting of 2 batteries each equipped with 4 vehicles.[35] Between 50 and 80 to be ordered at a later date.
BM-21 Grad BM-21 NTW 5 93.jpg  Soviet Union 122 mm Self-Propelled Multiple-Launcher Rocket System 219[6] Between 113 and 114 will be modernized to WR 40 standard, the rest will be scraped.
RM-70 RM 70 MRL.jpg  Czechoslovakia 122 mm Self-Propelled Multiple-Launcher Rocket System RM-70/85 30[6]
WR-40 Langusta WR-40 Langusta, MSPO 2007.JPG  Poland 122 mm Self-Propelled Multiple-Launcher Rocket System 6[6] 30 more to be completed by 2010.[6] Between 113 and 114 are planned.
LM-60 Pluton Mortar LM-60D.jpg  Poland 60 mm Mortar LM-60D
LM-60K
LM-60KC
150[6]
2B9 Wasilok  Soviet Union 82 mm Mortar 2B9M 4[5]
M-98 98 mm mortar 18 hummery 2.jpg  Poland 98 mm Mortar 99[6][5]
Wz. 38/43 120-millimetre calibre mortar 002.jpg  Soviet Union 120 mm Mortar 154[5][6]
2B11  Soviet Union 120 mm Mortar 16[5][6][8]

Anti-Aircraft

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
ZU-23-2 ZUR-23-2S Jod NTW 9 93.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Twin 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Autocannon ZU-23-2
ZUR-23-2S Jod
ZUR-23-2KG Jodek-G
400 (overall)[6]
44 (ZUR-23-2KG Jodek-G)[36][12]
9K32 Strzała-2 SA-7.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Man Portable Surface-To-Air 70 mm Missile Launcher 9K32M Strzała-2M 440[15][36]
GROM PZR-Grom-01.jpg  Poland Man Portable Surface-To-Air 72 mm Missile Launcher 232[37]
S-125 Newa Newa.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Self-Propelled Surface-to-Air Missile System S-125 Newa SC 60 60 TELs form 20 squadrons.[36][12]
S-200 Wega SA-5lncr.gif  Soviet Union Surface-to-Air Missile System 12 12 launchers form 2 squadrons.[36][12]
MIM-104 Patriot Patriot System 2.jpg  United States Mobile Surface-to-Air Missile System 1 battery along with 96 missiles to be delivered by 2009.[38] Several dozen more batteries planned. Patriot launchers will be operated by US soldiers and under joint US-Polish command.[38]
ZSU-23-4 ZSU-23-4 Biała.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun ZSU-23-4
ZSU-23-4MP "Biała"
36[6]
8[6]
62 more ZSU-23-4MP "Biała" SPAAGs on order.[6]
Hibernyt Star266 Hibneryt PICT0143.jpg  Poland Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Hibneryt
Hibneryt-KG
Hibneryt-P
ZU-23-2, ZUR-23-2S Jod or ZUR-23-2KG Jodek-G (Hibneryt-KG) mounted on a Star 266 truck.
PZA Loara PZA Loara zdjecie 489 5980.jpg  Poland Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun PZA Loara-A 1[6] 48 on order.
2K11 Krug ZRK Krug 2005 G2.jpg  Soviet Union Self-Propelled Surface-to-Air Missile System 2K11M Krug-M 27 27 TELs form 3 squadrons with 3 batteries each.[36][12]
2K12 Kub 2K12 Kub (SA-6).jpg  Soviet Union Self-Propelled Surface-to-Air Missile System 2K12M Kub-M 30[6] 30 is a number of TELs. There's a Polish-Hungarian modernization program in the works.
9K33 Osa POL 9K33 Osa.JPG  Soviet Union Self-Propelled Surface-to-Air Missile System 9K33M2 Osa-AK
9K33M3 Osa-AKM
64[6] 64 TELARs form 16 batteries.[36][12]

Anti-Tank

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
9K11 Malyutka AT-3 Sagger.jpg  Soviet Union Anti-Tank Guided Missile System 132[39]
9K111 Fagot 9M111 AT-4 Spigot.jpg  Soviet Union Anti-Tank Guided Missile System 100[6]
9K113 Konkurs AT-5 spandrel.JPG  Soviet Union Anti-Tank Guided Missile System 18[12][37]
9K115 Metis 9K115 Metys.jpg  Soviet Union Anti-Tank Guided Missile System 7[39][36][37]
Spike SPIKE ATGM.jpg  Israel Anti-Tank Guided Missile System Spike-LR 98[6] 166 more ordered.[6]
9P133 "Malyutka" Zagan BRDM ppanc.jpg  Soviet Union Tank Destroyer 100[6]
9P148 "Konkurs" 9P148 Konkurs.JPG  Soviet Union Tank Destroyer 18[6][36]

Aircraft

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
Mil Mi-24 Krzesiny 76RB.JPG  Soviet Union Assault Helicopter Mi-24W
Mi-24D
16[6]
13
There are plans to buy 12 Mi-35P.
PZL W-3 Sokół W-3 Sokół.jpg  Poland Multipurpose Medium Helicopter W-3W
W-3WA
W-3PSOT
W-3RR
W-3ŚRR
W-3PL
44[5]
?
1[6]
3
3[6]
1[6]
21 more W-3W and W-3WA to be modernized to W-3PL standard.
PZL Mi-2 Mi-2, Radom Air Show 2007.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Transport Helicopter Mi-2URP
Mi-2RL
Mi-2Ch
Mi-2T
Mi-2D
20[6][5]
8[6]
6[6]
16[6]
6[6]
Mil Mi-8 Mi-8 CM2.jpg  Soviet Union Heavy Transport Helicopter Mi-8T
Mi-8RL
Mi-8MTW-1
16[6]
4[6]
7[6]
Mil Mi-17 EUFOR, 2009-02-17, współdziałanie kawalerii, KTO Rosomak, Mi-17, 02.jpg  Soviet Union
 Russia
Heavy Transport Helicopter Mi-17
Mi-17AE
4[6]
2[6]
5 more are on order
PZL SW-4 Puszczyk Krzesiny 120RB.JPG  Poland Small Multipurpose Helicopter 16 13 more are on order.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.mon.gov.pl/pl/strona/206/LG_54_181
  2. ^ Chris Westhorp, 'The World's Armies,' Salamander Books, 1991, p.92 ISBN 0-517-05240-7. See also Jane's Soviet Intelligence Review for March 1990.
  3. ^ Grzegorz Holdanowicz, 'Polish government agrees to modernisation plan,' Jane's Defence Weekly, 4 February 2001
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Odpowiedź ministra obrony narodowej na interpelację nr 8614 w sprawie sytuacji wojsk pancernych"
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q disarmament.un
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo "MILITARIUM - Uzbrojenie Wojska Polskiego w 2008 r"
  7. ^ a b c MON Pontecjał
  8. ^ a b c d e SIPRI Arms Transfers Database
  9. ^ a b c d e f g KTO Rosomak - Militarypedia
  10. ^ RAPORT-wto issue 06/09
  11. ^ a b Nowa Technika Wojskowa magazine issue 9/07
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Stan armii polskiej na dzień 7.06.2004
  13. ^ a b Militarium BRDM-2
  14. ^ a b Altair - R-wto 03/2007 - Kołowa aberracja
  15. ^ a b MILITARIUM - Wojsko Polskie AD 2004
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i Nowa Technika Wojskowa magazine, issue 03/09
  17. ^ MON Ryś
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Armia" magazine, issue 3/08
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al Zestawienie pojazdów użytkowych Wojska Polskiego - Militarypedia (note: it does provide its own sources)
  20. ^ Nowa Technika Wojskowa magazine issue 4/08
  21. ^ Raport WTO magazine issue Raport WTO 9/03
  22. ^ Raport WTO magazine issue Raport WTO 10/04
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m MILITARIUM - Samochód terenowy HMMWV
  24. ^ a b c d e Nowa Technika Wojskowa magazine, issue 05/09
  25. ^ Rzeczpospolita
  26. ^ Nowa Technika Wojskowa magazine, issue 03/09 96
  27. ^ a b c d MILITARIUM - Samochód ciężarowo-terenowy Star 266
  28. ^ a b c d e Polska Zbrojna magazine
  29. ^ a b softland
  30. ^ a b MON P-63
  31. ^ MON PM-63
  32. ^ a b c d e Broń strzelecka w WP na początku XXI wieku
  33. ^ MON SWD
  34. ^ Raport magazine, issue 05/08
  35. ^ Altair
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h Serwis-militarny.net Wojsko Polskie - uzbrojenie
  37. ^ a b c Polish army armyrecognition.com
  38. ^ a b Gazeta Wyborcza
  39. ^ a b MILITARIUM - Wojsko Polskie AD 2006

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