PL-01

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PL-01
PL-01
Details
Tier / Class:
10 LT
Nation:
Poland
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
2,160,300
Cost:
22,950,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
520 (530)
DPM:
4,542 (5,142)
Penetration:
720 (780) mm
Hit Points:
2,400
Hull F/S/R:
340 / 80 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
200 / 100 / 80
Max Speed:
70.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.73 s
Hull Traverse:
38.30 deg/s
Camouflage:
24%
Vision:
460 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.11°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
44.30 deg/s

The PL-01 is a tier 10 Light Tank‏‎ originating from Poland, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked with a tier 10 Unlock Token, and is the end of the LT line.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage
  • Active Camo : provides the same camo as foliage when the vehicle is stationary
  • Uninhabited modules: the uninhabited turret (battle module) receives reduced damage
  • Self homing: tracks and follows targets

Player recommendations[edit | edit source]

The LT with the best overall armor profile, the PL-01 is a monster flanker and missile tanker. When upgraded with the Ceramic Armor Upgrade, the PL-01 has the armor and design to withstand heavy fire that would wither any other LT. Mobility is not lost in the upgrade process, with the PL-01 being able to keep up with nearly any other vehicle on the battlefield. A jack of all trades, the PL-01 can act as a flanker, hit and runner, and AFV hunter if played correctly.

Pros and cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Good mobility
  • Excellent gun handling
  • Good frontal armor

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Rear mounted turret
  • High profile

Upgrade suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the ADAPTIV Active Camo, which increases camo ratings to protect against return fire, is vital for playing the PL-01 as a sniper and flanker. Upgrading to the 120mm DM73 APFSDS will heavily increase effective damage output, and the Rapid-fire Smoke Launchers Mk.2 and Hard Kill APS will enhance the defensive capabilities of the vehicle.

Retrofit suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and crew skill suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, for improvements to camo rating, view range, and accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter

Armor[edit | edit source]

PL-01 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 340/80/45 Composite 200/100/80 Composite
The PL-01 is an innovative Polish design utilizing specialized ceramics across the entirety of the vehicle, along with radar absorbing technology. The frontal arc of the turret and hull can resist conventional tank fire, while the sides offer protection against AFVs.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm LLR L/47
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
120mm DM53A1 APFSDS AP Stock 520 0m 720mm 1,650m/s 0.11° 16.00s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 22.00rd/min
120mm M325 HEAT-MP HEAT Stock 550 0m 800mm 1,410m/s 0.11° 16.00s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 22.00rd/min
120mm DM63A1 APFSDS AP 161,080 530 0m 780mm 1,700m/s 0.11° 16.00s 6 {{{reloadm}}}s 22.00rd/min


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
LAHAT AGTM-TH Tandem-HEAT 265,415 425 800mm 320m/s 16.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 22.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s Affirmative


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU 8v199 te21 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70.00 km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.73s {{{0-max}}} 38.30 deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

PL-01 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 46,860 734,095 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


ADAPTIV Active Camo 128,865 2,018,750 Improves vehicle camo while stopped by 30%.


GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades 70,290 1,101,140 Provides 9 total smoke grenades with a 3-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 3 seconds. The magazine takes 60 seconds to reload.


AWiSS APS 96,650 1,514,085 An Active Protection System that has a chance of destroying AGTMs around a player's vehicle from a range of 250m or more.


Improved Gunner Sight 102,505 1,605,805 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


Improved Thermal Sight 151,010 2,365,665 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 15%.


Improved Drive Sprockets 31,850 498,950 Improves the vehicle's acceleration on difficult terrain up to a maximum of 5%.


Improved Suspension 25,625 401,455 Improves handling on rough terrain by 10%.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Light Tank (Concept)
Developed: 2013-2015
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

The PL-01 was a technology demonstrator jointly developed by Poland and the United Kingdom using the CV90 chassis and a lot of cardboard. The original idea that eventually led to the development of the PL-01 concept was to replace the aging Polish fleet of T-72M1 tanks. The machine was unveiled to the public during the 2013 International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce. It was, however, never a serious project, but rather an attempt to catch public attention and imagination. In this goal, it definitely succeeded.

The development of the concept continued at OBRUM (with BAE cooperation) from 2013 and in mid-2015, it was announced that the vehicle (now renamed WWB Gepard) could enter production in 2018. However, in late 2015, questions started arising regarding the validity of the entire WWB concept, specifically its inferior protection levels despite the presence of advanced electronics and active protection systems. This weakness is especially noticeable when comparing the WWB concept with modern tanks in Polish service, such as the Leopard 2. These questions arose even before the current crisis in Ukraine, but the tank battles taking place there have clearly shown that the age of the Main Battle Tank is not over just yet.

Another factor considered by the Polish Ministry of Defense is the appearance of the T-14 Armata and other "next-gen" Russian vehicles, capable of withstanding the firepower of a 120mm tank cannon and making the main armament of the Gepard potentially obsolete. This issue is further accentuated by Rheinmetall's announcement about the development of a new 130mm cannon for the Leopard 2 chassis. As a result of these concerns, the Polish MoD announced in February 2016 that the goals of the WWB program would change from replacing obsolete Main Battle Tanks to complementing the modernized MBTs in Polish service and the project was either permanently shelved or cancelled outright.

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