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Meet PL-01: the IR invisible tank will stealthily deliver your death

The Polish have done it: they have created an IR invisible tank that also looks sleek and has a lot of automatic defense and offense modules. The PL-01 concept is a tank that relies heavily on new tech and senzors to outsmart the enemy. One of the coolest things is that it has an rocket auto-loader in the hull and that it’s armour does not let heat get out making it invisible to the IR detectors.

Also, the armour is absorbing radio signals, making it invisible to radio detectors. More details can be obtained about the tank in this YouTube description. Below is only a part of the description:

Design Polish tank direct support created by OBRUM in partnership with the British BAE Systems. A model of the vehicle was unveiled at International Defence Industry Exhibition September 2 2013. According to the assumptions of designers full prototype to be completed in 2016, and mass production is scheduled to begin in 2018.

Layout PL-01 is very similar to the standard of the main tanks . Driver takes place on the front of the vehicle and an unmanned turret is mounted on the back. The interior fit the commander and gunner, in addition to the rear of the fuselage can carry four soldiers.

Vehicle armor is a wielowartstwowa, modular ceramic coating aramid, which is designed to provide the same protection as standard NATO STANAG 4569 Annex A, at 5 + within the front hemisphere of the hull and turret. Additional armor panels mounted on the turret and hull are designed to provide full protection against cumulative projectiles. Vehicle hull provides protection against improvised IED cargoes and landmines in accordance with the standard Stanag 4569 Appendix B at the 4a and 4b. The whole vehicle is covered with radio absorbing material.

via Youtube.

Check the actual tank, or better said, Direct Support Vehicle, specially designed for urban warfare, below:

I found about this tank thanks to Mindblow #81: