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The T-72A is a Tier 5 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1976-1979
Service: 1979+
Vehicles Built: cca 30000 incl. license production (cca 8700 in the Soviet Union)
Operators: Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact countries and more than 60 other operators around the world

Of the three main Soviet MBTs simultaneously in service (T-64, T-72 and T-80), Uralvagonzavod's T-72 is by far the most recognizable one. In fact, much like its T-55 predecessor, it can be said that the T-72 became an icon of sorts, its sleek silhouette firmly connected to the Soviet Union. Whether it’s an image of a horde of these machines creeping through an East German forest or massive groups of them burning in the middle of an Iraqi desert, the T-72 is, without a doubt, one of the most widely recognized tanks in the world.

On the 16th of December 1976, the Uralvagonzavod design bureau in Nizhny Tagil under V.N.Venediktov, one of the creators of the original T-72, was ordered to develop an upgrade to the T-72 Ural with the goal of improving its combat characteristics. The project was designated Object 176. It took over two years to complete and on the 22nd of June 1979 the Soviet military officially accepted the vehicle into service under the designation of T-72A.

The tank was significantly modified compared to its predecessor. Firepower was increased with the installation of the new 125mm smoothbore gun model that was more accurate than its predecessor. From 1981 onwards, a modernized 2A46M version was installed instead. Accuracy was further improved by the installation of TPD-K1 optics. A new ballistics computer set 1A40 was added to the 1982 model and the 1984 version received a new 2E42-2 gun stabilizer, making the vehicle significantly more accurate on the move. Speaking of mobility, it was increased with the installation of a new 780hp V-46-6 engine as well as some smaller changes to the suspension. In 1984, the vehicle received a new 840hp V-84 engine.

Vehicle protection was enhanced with composite armor on the turret. The composite armor elements gave the front turret its notable "cheeks", leading to the western nickname "Dolly Parton" of this model. The frontal turret protection increased from 400mm to roughly 500mm RHAe versus HEAT projectiles. In later T-72A models (from 1980 onwards), the upper frontal hull plate was increased by welding an additional 30mm plate onto it. The final version of the T-72A (T-72AV from 1985) was equipped with Kontakt-1 explosive reactive armor.

The T-72A and its variants were produced between 1979 and 1985 before being replaced by the T-72B series, although its license production abroad (in the form of the T-72M and T-72M1 models continued well beyond that. Overall, it was one of the most successful versions of the T-72 tank and many vehicles of this type are still currently in service and used in combat, most notably in Syria.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • 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.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 125mm 3VBM9 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 600 595[note 1] mm 1750 m/s 8.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 125mm 3VBM11 APFSDS APFSDS Experience 11,775 630 645[note 2] mm 1750 m/s 8.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 125mm 3VOF22 HE HE Stock 945[note 3] 45 mm 850 m/s 8.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.16 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 85 mm
4 125mm 3VBK10 HEAT-FS HEAT Experience 10,275 810 770 mm 905 m/s 8.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.14 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 4] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

T-72A Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 440 mm (vs AP)
715 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 800 mm (vs AP)
1080 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite N/A N/A vs AP
N/A 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.
Kontakt-1 Explosive Reactive Armor Set
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience 7,795 Credits 109,420 455 mm (vs AP)
755 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 800 mm (vs AP)
1080 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite Kontakt-1 ERA (Gen 1) 0% (vs AP)
50% (vs HEAT)
First generation ERA kit offers average protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and no protection against kinetic rounds.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 125mm 2A46 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.70 s 8.50 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -6.0° / 14.0°
Ammo:
125mm 3VBM9 APFSDS
125mm 3VBM11 APFSDS
125mm 3VOF22 HE
125mm 3VBK10 HEAT-FS
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-46-6 780 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55 km/h 18 km/h 5.23 s (0 to 32 km/h)
21.11 s (0 to Max Speed)
28.55° 8 %
ChTZ V-84 840 hp Diesel Engine Experience 1,625 Credits 22,800 55 km/h 18 km/h 4.93 s (0 to 32 km/h)
20.01 s (0 to Max Speed)
31.32° 8 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Smokegrenades
3D6 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
3D6M Smoke Grenades
Experience 3,900 Credits 54,710 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Experience 5,685 Credits 79,785 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
2E26M2 Gun Stabilizer
Experience 8,120 Credits 113,980 Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Autoloader
Experience 18,475 Credits 259,305 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.0%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.6%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 1,100 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
T-72A avatar
Avatar
Experience 10,150 Unlocks Vehicle icon for player portrait.
Juan Carlos Miramón Thumbnail
Juan Carlos Miramón
Experience 12,150 Unlocks commander Juan Carlos Miramón.
Currencyrep
3,450 Reputation
Experience 8,455 Provides an injection of 3,450 Reputation.
Currencyrep
3,450 Reputation
Experience 8,455 Provides an injection of 3,450 Reputation.
Currencyrep
3,450 Reputation
Experience 8,455 Provides an injection of 3,450 Reputation.

Footnotes[]

  1. 595 mm at 150m;
    447 mm at 500m
  2. 645 mm at 150m;
    484 mm at 500m
  3. 265 for Partial Penetration;
    67 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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