In Russia, the usefulness of the “Abrams” purchased by Poland was assessed in case of war: Politics: Russia: Lenta.ru
Tanks M1 “Abrams” (M1 Abrams) of American production, Poland purchased from the United States, will not help in the event of the start of an offensive war. So the usefulness of the military vehicles acquired by the Polish side was assessed by the member of the Federation Council Alexey Pushkov in his Telegram-channel on Sunday, October 17th.
“They buy it to amuse their pride: they say, we are with tanks, too,” the Russian politician wrote.
He also joked to the Polish authorities to revive into the army detachments of winged hussars “on horses and with feathers” – the elite cavalry of the Kingdom of Poland and the Commonwealth, which was used in battles from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 18th century. “Even though they were useless, at least the effect of the Cannons,” noted the effect of the Cannons.
Earlier in the first chapter of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), Jaroslaw Kaczynski said that the Polish authorities intend to radically increase the country’s military power.
In July, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak (Mariusz Blaszczak), commenting on the country’s purchase of American Abrams tanks, wanted to tie them at the Smolensk Gate – on the plain that covers the territory of Russia and Belarus.
In June, Defense News reported that the Polish Ministry of Defense is negotiating with the American side about the possible purchase of up to 250 tanks of the M1A2 SEPv3 version. Also, as part of the deal, Poland wanted to buy ten tracked vehicles from the United States, which will be required for training. The total amount of the deal is considered from $ 2.9 to $ 5 billion. According to the publication, the M1 Abrams should replace the T-72 and PT-91 tanks.