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WPB Anders

WPB Anders is a tracked armoured fighting vehicle (IFV) designed by Polish company OBRUM.

OBRUM (Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Urządzeń Mechanicznych / EN: Research and Development Centre for Mechanical Appliances) is part of the Bumar Group (now Polish Armaments Group).

Designed by OBRUM between 2008 and 2011, WPB Anders is available in two main variants: an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and a light tank version equipped with an 120 mm gun.

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WPB Anders has a mass of 35 t (77,000 lb), a length of 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in), a width of 3.2 m (10 ft), and a height of 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in).

The crew consists of three (3) persons including the commander, the gunner, and the driver, and can carry four (4) soldiers in the light tank version, and up to eight (8) soldiers in the infantry fighting vehicle variant.

WPB Anders light tank variant is armed with a 120 mm Ruag CTG cannon, while the WPB Anders infantry fighting vehicle variant has a 30x173 mm ATK Mk44 Bushmaster II gun.

As secondary armament, WPB Anders can be fitted either with a 12.7 mm WKM-B heavy machine gun or with a 40 mm GA-40 automatic grenade launcher on the remote-controlled turret.

It is also equipped with a 7.62 mm UKM-2000C coaxial machine gun.

WPB Anders tracked AFV is powered by a 720 hp (540 kW) MTU diesel engine and has a power-to-weight ratio of 22 hp/tonne.

It uses a torsion bar suspension and can reach a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) on road.

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