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Tier / Class:
Soviet Union
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
380 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
205 / 80 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
460 / 175 / 60
Max Speed:
55 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.06 s
Hull Traverse:
37.95 deg/s
20% / 20% / 20%
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -1.5°
Turret Traverse Speed:
22.00 deg/s

The T-72A is a tier 5 Main Battle Tank originating from the Soviet Union. It can be purchased for 1,500 Gold. This is a special event premium vehicle and can only be purchased during special sales events.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The first of a line of modular upgrades to the T-72 platform, the T-72AV continues the trend of heavy hitting firepower the T series is known for. High DPM and good upgraded mobility, it is a strong brawler and hull down warrior when it can fight on open ground. But with a mediocre stock top speed and acceleration and poor gun depression, this vehicle is one of the harder Russian MBTs to play compared to the T-80 and T-64 mod. 1975.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High alpha
  • Excellent turret armor

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Poor hull armor
  • Poor gun depression
  • Mediocre stock top speed and acceleration

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the V-84 Diesel Engine will greatly improve the mobility of the T-72A, so this should be researched as early as possible to improve the poor stock mobility. Upgrading to the Kontakt-1 ERA offered heavily improved protection versus ATGMs and HEAT shells. Firepower upgrades such as ammunition and modules are important in the long run, but should not be focused early due to their high research cost relative to mobility and protection upgrades.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats.
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist

Armor[edit | edit source]

T-72AV Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 205/90/50 Textolite Laminate 475/175/65 Quartz Insert Medium ERA
Expanding on the success of the base T-72, along with a suite of other modernizations, the T-72A's primary improvemtn replaces the turret inserts with composite armor, significantly increasing the frontal durability of the turret. The Kontakt-1 ERA provides better protection against HEAT ammo.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

125mm 2A46 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 3VOF22 HE-F HE Stock 580 1.50m 40mm 0.15° 850 m/s 10.30s
125mm 3VBK10 HEAT-FS HEAT Stock 560 0m 450mm 0.14° 905 m/s 10.30s
125mm 3BM9 APFSDS AP Stock 560 0m 380mm 0.13° 1,750 m/s 10.30s

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-84 840hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.06s {{{0-max}}} 36.14deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • T-72AV ICE
  • T-72AV ACE

History[edit | edit source]

A more advanced version of the T-72 with significantly improved armor characteristics. New composite armor provides superior protection on the turret and improvements in technology assist the T-72A with better targeting.

See also[edit | edit source]