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The 7TP used a high velocity gun better than the Panzer III’s “door knocker” and it was lethal at short range.The twenty modified TKS tankettes equipped with the Nkm wz.38 FK 20 mm cannon also obtained good results.
By 1930, the Polish army had no less than 174 of these, including radio versions.By 1939, they were also seen as obsolete, but nevertheless fought in small units attached to armored battalions. There were also twelve heavy armored cars of the Ursus wz.29 type, armed with one Puteaux 37 mm (1.46 in) gun and two machine-guns.But against the quick moves of the German tanks and their anti-tank armament, they could do little.They were able to pierce through any German tank and their low silhouette and good speed made them difficult to spot.But as successful as this series was, the conversion program came too late and only a handful were ready for action in September 1939.The earliest models, still in use in 1939, were the eighteen Peugeot AC 18CV.
Six were equipped with Puteaux 37 mm (1.46 in) guns and the remainder with a wz.25, a Polish licence-built Hotchkiss machine-guns.
Obsolete by 1928, they were transferred to police units, especially those posted in upper Silesia, and fought the “Freikorps”, trained by SS officers to seize vital assets behind the lines.
In 1939, the main force of armored cars comprised wz.34 models, former Kégresse-Citroen type half-tracks.
Late prototypes could have made a difference if the attack would had been a delayed by about five months.
The bulk of the Polish armored forces were local-built tankettes derived from the Vickers Carden-Lloyd classic design.
However, in 1937-38 several variants were derived, like the TKS.