Class: Main Battle Tank (Prototype)
Vehicles Built: 6
The Object 187 was a Soviet era program, developed to improve upon the excellent but ageing T-72B Main Battle Tank. This project was competing against another one called Object 188. Both designs were actually based on the T-72, but Object 187 was the deeper modernization of the two. Unlike its sibling, Object 187 was actually the result of a company initiative rather than a specific ministry request. This was not very common in the late Soviet era as funding was generally quite tight, but Uralvagonzavod – being the producer of the T-72 – could afford things other plants or design bureaus could not. The design team was led by V.I.Potkin (he'd become famous for the T-90 "Vladimir" that was named after him).
Six prototypes were built, featuring a number of advanced elements compared to the older Soviet tanks, such as a new long 125mm smoothbore gun with a distinctive muzzle brake. The result was an excellent MBT that was, however, never mass-produced due to the 1990s Russian military budget cuts – the Russian army chose a less advanced but cheaper T-90 instead.
- Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
- Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
- Gas Turbine: This vehicle is powered by a gas turbine, providing smoother acceleration compared to an ordinary diesel.
- Trained Crew: This vehicle comes with a fully trained Level 5 crew.
|125mm 3VBM14 APFSDS||APFSDS||Stock||580||695[note 1] mm||1750 m/s||7.20 s|
|125mm 3VOF85 HE||HE||Stock||870[note 2]||45 mm||850 m/s||7.20 s|
|125mm 3VBK21 HEAT||HEAT||Stock||725||770 mm||905 m/s||7.20 s|
|3UBK18 ATGM||ATGM||Stock||680[note 3]||950 mm||300 m/s||7.20 s|
|7.62mm AP||AP||Stock||8||18[note 4] mm||855 m/s||5.00 s|
|XP Cost||Credit Cost||Hull
|Stock||Stock||920 mm (vs AP)
1545 mm (vs HEAT)
|Composite||850 mm (vs AP)
1145 mm (vs HEAT)
|Composite||Kontakt-5 ERA (Gen 2)||25% (vs AP)|
80% (vs HEAT)
|This MBT's front is protected by composite armor. Composite armor consists of combined layers of steel and other material and offers excellent protection against HEAT shells and ATGMs. Its steel sides and rear are considerably more vulnerable. The second generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and marginal protection against kinetic rounds.|
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Aim Time||Reload Time||More Info|
|125mm 2A66 Smoothbore Cannon||Stock||Stock||1.60 s||7.20 s|
125mm 3VBM14 APFSDS
125mm 3VOF85 HE
125mm 3VBK21 HEAT-FS
|Name||XP Cost||Credit Cost||Max Speed||Reverse Speed||Forward
|Hull Traverse||Fire Chance|
|ChTZ A-85-2 1200 hp Diesel Engine||Stock||Stock||70 km/h||29 km/h||5.63 s (0 to 32 km/h)
30.47 s (0 to Max Speed)
|Klimov GTD-1250 1250 hp Gas Turbine Engine||Stock||Stock||75 km/h||29 km/h||5.23 s (0 to 32 km/h)
25.57 s (0 to Max Speed)
- 695 mm at 150m;
522 mm at 500m
- 244 for Partial Penetration;
61 for Non-Penetrating Hits
- 136 for Non-Penetrating Hits
- 18 mm at 100m;
9 mm at 1000m