POTD: Polish Turret Gunner in 15GBZ

    Each day a different image from the World of firearms. We call this POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, and it is our daily article series where we go to great length trying to find the most interesting pictures for you out there.

    Today we visit Poland and the 15 Giżycka Brygada Zmechanizowana (Mechanized Brigade). Poland uses the Russian T-72 Main Battle Tanks. After extensive upgrades, they are called PT-91 Twardy. The main armament is a 125 mm gun, with a 7.62mm PKT general-purpose machine gun on the same axis.

    Lovely times in the rain! My skills aren’t good enough to recognize the exact Heavy Machine Gun below, but it’s most likely either a 12.7 mm NSVT / NSW or a WKM-B chambered in .50 BMG. Let us know in the comments if you know for sure.

    Machine translated caption (from Polish):

    During the exercise, the functioning of the command and staff as well as the operation of the tank company in combat conditions were checked. Battle Tanks moved to the center area after the alert was announced. They will then move to the point of resistance and begin preparing for defense.

    Mud-bath for Main Battle Tanks.

    All photos by Bartek Grądkowski and Adrian Staszewski.