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The PL-01 is a progression Tier 10 light tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[]

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.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Stealthy: This vehicle does not lose any camouflage when moving at any speed, which is handy primarily for scouting.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • Active Camo: If the vehicle is not moving, it receives the same bonus to its camouflage as if it was concealed behind a bush.
  • Unmanned Turret: This vehicle features a remotely-controlled or low-profile turret that receives reduced damage.
  • Fire and Forget: This vehicle features advanced ATGMs that, when a target (ground or flying) is locked, home in on it without having to be controlled manually.
  • Troop Compartment: This vehicle features a troop compartment, allowing you to repair your modules faster and to capture objectives more effectively.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 120mm DM63 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 550 800[note 2] mm 1,650 m/s 16 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Magazine
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.40 s
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67 °
2 120mm DM63A1 APFSDS APFSDS Experience.png 161,080 600 850[note 3] mm 1,700 m/s 16 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Magazine
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.40 s
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67 °
3 LAHAT ATGM-TH ATGM-Tandem Experience.png 265,415 640[note 4] 1,000 mm 320 m/s 16 s
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  • Magazine Type: Magazine
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.40 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 65.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: yes
4 120mm M325 HEAT-MP HEAT-MP Stock 720[note 5] 950 mm 1,410 m/s 16.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Magazine Type: Magazine
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.40 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 6] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.98 °
  • Magazine Type: Magazine
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67 °

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

PL-01 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 165 mm (vs AP)
645 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 320 mm (vs AP)
910 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite N/A N/A% (vs AP)
N/A% (vs HEAT)
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.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 120mm Rh 120 LLR L/47 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.60 s 16.00 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Magazine
  • Magazine Size: 6
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.40 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 25.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
120mm DM63 APFSDS
120mm DM63A1 APDFSF
LAHAT ATGM-TH
120mm M325 HEAT-MP
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU 8V199 TE21 816 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 40 km/h 4.00 s (0 to 32 km/h)
19.91 s (0 to Max Speed)
41.85° 4 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner.png
Spall Liner
Experience.png 46,860 Credits .png 734,090 Hit points are increased by 150
Thermalcamo.png
Active Thermal Cloaking System
Experience.png 128,865 Credits .png 2,018,750 When stationary, this system provides the same camouflage bonus as if the vehicle was hiding behind a piece of foliage (a bush or a tree canopy). This effect stacks with regular foliage camo bonuses.
Smokegrenades.png
GALIX 13 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 2 charges
Takes 60s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades.png
GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 70,290 Credits .png 1,101,135 Comes with 8 charges
Magazine capacity: 3 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s
Hardkillaps.png
LEDS NextGen Hard Kill APS
Experience.png 96,650 Credits .png 1,514,065 Target Acquisition Range: 500m
Charges: 8
Cooldown: 10s
Angle of Effect: 360 degrees
Gunnersight.png
Improved Gunner Optics
Experience.png 102,505 Credits .png 1,605,825 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Thermalsight.png
Improved Thermal Imager
Experience.png 151,010 Credits .png 2,365,725 Ability to spot targets behind foliage improved by 30%
Gunstabilizer.png
Improved Stabilizer Drives
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 40%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Drivesprocket.png
Improved Drive Sprocket
Experience.png 31,850 Credits .png 498,955 Acceleration is increased by 5%
Improvedsuspension.png
Improved Suspension
Experience.png 25,625 Credits .png 401,455 Movement speed on off-road surfaces is increased by 20%
Treads01.png
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.9%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.5%
Troopcompartment.png
Troop Compartment
Stock Stock Base capture rate increased by 25%
Repair rate while standing increased by 25%
Transmission.png
Reinforced Transmission for Light Tanks
Experience.png 540,000 Credits .png 3,000,000 Maximum Speed: +15 km/h [note 7]

Abilities[]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
RapidFire Ability Rapid Fire.png
Rapid Fire
Stock Rate of Fire: +20%
ATGM Noise: 15m
N/A 20 s 60 s
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Description:
This ability improves your vehicle's reload speed, allowing it to fire faster for a short period of time. However, for the duration of this ability, the gun also becomes considerably less accurate and ATGMs become far more difficult to aim.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
Stealth Ability Stealth.png
Stealth
Stock Camouflage Factor: +30%
Acceleration: -70.06%
Max Speed: -70.06%
1 s 20 s 60 s
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Description:
This ability temporarily improves your camouflage factor at the cost of acceleration and maximum speed.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
Sniper Ability Sniper.png
Deploy Sniper
Stock Squad Size: 1
Upgrade: 12.7mm M903 AP Bullet
Ammo Type: Armor Piercing Bullet
Damage: 15
Vision Range While Stopped: 400m
Camouflage: 80%
1 s N/A N/A
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Description:
The sniper is an excellent scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. Enables you to unlock one tier 10 vehicle.
    Dealer: Marat Shishkin
    Vehicles with Tier 10 token:
  2. 800 mm at 150m
    640 mm at 600 m
  3. 850 mm at 150m
    680 mm at 600 m
  4. 128 for non-penetrating hit
  5. 90 for non-penetrating hit
  6. 18 mm at 100m
    9 mm at 1000m
  7. Also unlockable on:
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