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T-72 Victory
T-72 Victory
Tier / Class:
Soviet Union
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
310 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
Turret F/S/R:
Max Speed:
55.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.53 s
Hull Traverse:
29.93 deg/s
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -2.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
34.0 deg/s

The T-72 Victory is a tier 4 Premium Main Battle Tank originating from the Soviet Union. It can be unlocked by completing a series of missions on the Russian Server.

Player Recommendations[]

Pros and Cons[]


  • High alpha
  • Excellent turret armor
  • Best base camo level of any T4 MBT


  • Poor hull armor
  • Poor turret traverse
  • Poor gun depression
  • Mediocre at best mobility

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

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

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

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


T-72 Ural 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 205/90/45 Textolite Laminate 460/175/75 Steel Insert None
One of the best known and most successful export tanks ever made, the T-72, uses a laminated steel upper glacis and fills the frontal area of the steel turret with `Kvartz`, a sand-like mixture that helps defend against HEAT shells at a lower cost than the T-64.


125mm 2A26M2 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 3VBM7 APFSDS AP Stock 550 0mm 310mm 0.14° 1,750m/s m/s 10.3s
125mm 3VBK7 HEAT HEAT Stock 550 0mm 420mm 0.17° 905m/s m/s 10.3s
125mm 3VOF22 HE-F HE Stock 550 1.50mm 31mm 0.18° 750m/s m/s 10.3s


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-46-6 780 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.53s {{{0-max}}} 28.50deg/s {{{firechance}}}


T-72 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
TPD-K1 Gunner Sight Stock Stock Improves overall accuracy by 10%.

Improved Autoloader Stock Stock Increases reload speed by 10%.


Class: Medium Tank
Developed: 1967-1973
Service: 1973+
Vehicles Built: cca 5600-6200 (5677 for the Soviet Union, unclear if it includes export numbers)
Operators: Soviet Union, Libya, Syria

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.

Contrary to popular belief, the T-72 was not really developed as a cheaper option to the T-64A. If anything, the initial vehicles were in fact more expensive. There were two reasons it actually came to be: issues with the T-64 program and politics. The latter argument was actually more important as Kharkov (where the T-64 series was developed) and Nizhny Tagil (home of Uralvagonzavod) had a long history of rivalry and both design bureaus were led by remarkable, powerful men (A.A.Morozov and L.N.Kartsev).

Its development history is quite convoluted but, long story short, due to the abovementioned T-64 program issues (engine reliability, difficulties with upgrades), alternative proposals were considered since the early 1960s and while those never got anywhere, they left UVZ with a number of interesting new components, most notably a new automatic loading mechanism for a 125mm gun and a new suspension. In 1967, Kartsev managed to convince the Soviet leadership to give him some early T-64A hulls to play with, replacing the original autoloader with his own and the rather unreliable 5TDF engine with a conventional diesel one from Chelyabinsk. These early tanks were referred to as Object 172 and were thoroughly tested between 1969 and 1971. In 1969, Kartsev retired and was replaced by V.N.Venediktov, who had the original T-64A suspension replaced with one developed earlier at UVZ.

The resulting tank was called Object 172M and, after some thorough 1972 testing, it was introduced under the designation T-72 Ural (in honor of the place of its birth, the Ural mountains). Compared to the T-64A, the hull armor was roughly the same but the turret was simplified and the early turrets were made from cast steel only. It, however, was powerfully armed with the 2A46 125mm smoothbore gun.

Between 1973 and 1979, 5677 T-72 tanks were built (although the number possibly includes some of the early T-72As) and most of them went straight to the Soviet army. However, between 1978 and 1980, approximately five hundred were built for in export specifications called Object 172M-E and M-E1. Contrary to popular belief about the export “monkey models”, there were almost no differences between the export version and the Soviet variant, although the Soviets were known to offer inferior ammunition for their export tanks. These T-72s were sold to, amongst other places, the Middle East, where they participated in a number of conflicts. An early Ural is not seen often these days, although and at least one was spotted in combat relatively recently in Syria.

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