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The T-72B is a Tier 6 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1981-1984
Service: 1984+
Vehicles Built: 9032
Operators: Soviet Union, Russia, Belarus, Venezuela, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Laos, Syria, Ukraine

The development of the T-72B was based on a Soviet government decision from July 5, 1981. The development process itself took place in Uralvagonzavod and was part of a broader T-72A Improvement program, which included a large number of different prototype upgrades to the T-72A Main Battle Tank. One of the projects in this program was given the designation Object 184. Six different turret designs were developed as part of the project, each with different armor layouts, armaments and fire control systems. Several prototypes were built and tested thoroughly between 1981 and 1984. The winner was officially accepted into Soviet army service under the T-72B designation on October 27, 1984.

Armor protection was enhanced with the introduction of the Kontakt Explosive Reactive Armor kit, which was cutting-edge at the time. It's worth noting that the T-72B ERA layout was changed (improved) compared to the T-72AV (a T-72A variant, equipped with the same ERA kit). The first generation Kontakt ERA was capable of defeating warheads with approximately 700mm of penetration. A more powerful missile (or a tandem warhead) was required to penetrate this set.

The frontal turret armor was also improved with the turret shape changed somewhat. The noticeable frontal turret armor extensions (cheeks) were made, due to the different composite armor layout (increasing the protection level considerably), even more prominent. The Americans nicknamed this turret variant "Super Dolly Parton." Its firepower was also significantly increased with the introduction of the new, modernized 125mm 2A46M gun with the 9K120 Svir guided missile launching system. The vehicle was also equipped with the new 1A40-1 fire control system and TPD-K1 optics with laser rangefinder.

As a result, the weight of the vehicle increased. In order for it to keep its mobility, the 780hp V-46-6 diesel engine of the T-72A was replaced with an 840hp V-84-1 diesel. The T-72B was produced between 1985 and 1992, gradually replacing the T-72, and it remains one of the mainstays of Russian armored forces, along with the T-90. T-72Bs were only exported after the fall of the Soviet Union in the form of the 2001 upgraded variant T-72S. After production of the T-72B ended, a modernization process begun and it continues to this day.

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 21,270 630 645[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 HEAT Experience 21,525 810 770 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 3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH ATGM Experience 37,225 720[note 4] 850 mm 300 m/s 8.50 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 18.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No
6 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 5] 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-72B Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 865 mm (vs AP)
1510 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 845 mm (vs AP)
1235 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite Kontakt-1 ERA (Gen 1) 0% (vs AP)
50% (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. 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 2A46M 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
3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-84-1 840 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55 km/h 18 km/h 5.86 s (0 to 32 km/h)
23.74 s (0 to Max Speed)
27.58° 6 %
ChTZ V-84M 840 hp Diesel Engine Experience 3,405 Credits 79,010 60 km/h 18 km/h 5.86 s (0 to 32 km/h)
28.41 s (0 to Max Speed)
35.55° 6 %

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 8,170 Credits 189,630 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Firecontrol
1A40-1M Fire Control System
Experience 11,480 Credits 266,670 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Autoloader
Experience 18,475 Credits 259,305 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
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): 88.5%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.9%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 1,600 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Fpaimtime v2
Ballistic Computer v2
Experience 33,790 Unlocks Ballistic Computer v2.
Currencyrep
7,100 Reputation
Experience 16,895 Provides an injection of 7,100 Reputation.
Currencyrep
7,100 Reputation
Experience 16,895 Provides an injection of 7,100 Reputation.
Currencyrep
7,100 Reputation
Experience 16,895 Provides an injection of 7,100 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. 144 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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