T-80

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T-80
T-80
Details
Tier / Class:
5 MBT
Nation:
Soviet Union
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
135,300
Cost:
1,920,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
550 (560)
DPM:
3,300 (3,733)
Penetration:
310 (380) mm
Hit Points:
2,290
Hull F/S/R:
205 / 80 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
460 / 175 / 75
Max Speed:
65.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.36 s
Hull Traverse:
36.60 deg/s
Camouflage:
15%
Vision:
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.13°
Max Cannon Depression:
-7.0 / -3.5°
Turret Traverse Speed:
20.00 deg/s

The T-80 is a tier 5 Main Battle Tank originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-64A mod. 1969, and leads to the T-80B.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage
  • Gas Turbine : provide a smoother acceleration, compared to an ordinary diesel
  • Smoke Generators : generated a smoke screen around the vehicle

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Highly mobile and heavily armored, the T-80 is a tank purpose built for flanking attacks. With heavy turret armor and one of the best accelerations on any MBT in the game, it excels in fast maneuvers around enemy positions that are impossible for most other heavily armored vehicles. However, it does not sacrifice armor for mobility, and having relatively high armor for its tier. These two characteristics make it one of the most devastating vehicles at its tier.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High alpha
  • Excellent turret armor
  • Excellent Mobility

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely high hull traverse can make precise turning hard
  • Mediocre gun depression
  • Mediocre turret traverse
  • Lack of ERA makes this tank more vulnerable to guided missiles compared to other tier 5 Soviet T-series MBTs.

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading your firepower through better ammunition and modifications will improve the effectiveness of flanking attacks, so these should be the primary focus.

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-80 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 205/80/45 Textolite Laminate 460/175/75 Quartz Insert None
Developed from the T-64 series, the T-80 features improvements to armament, mobility, and firepower over the older T-64 models. These include a lower silhouette, a well-rounded turret, and spaced steel composites on the frontal arc to defend against HEAT shells.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

125mm 2A46-1 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 3VBM7 APFSDS AP Stock 550 0m 310mm 0.13° 1,750 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VOF22 HE-F HE Stock 580 1.50m 40mm 0.16° 850 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VBM9 APFSDS AP 13,415 560 0m 380mm 0.13° 1,750 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VBK10 HEAT-FS HEAT 20,335 560 0m 450mm 0.15° 905 m/s 10.00s


7.62mm Secondary Weapon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 0m 18mm 855m/s 0.15° 5.00s 800 {{{reloadm}}}s 400.00rd/min


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Klimov GTD-1000T Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 65.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.36s {{{0-max}}} 36.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

T-80 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Upgraded Exhaust Smoke 5,855 110,505 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


1A40 Fire Control System 8,230 155,395 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Autoloader 19,815 374,100 Increases reload speed by 10%.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1968-1976
Service: 1976-1990s
Vehicles Built: cca 250
Operators: Soviet Union

While not as iconic as the ubiquitous T-72, the T-80 Main Battle Tank was an important part of the Soviet war machine. Even though the two tanks share typical Russian tank looks to the point that they look the same to a layman's eye, they are two different beasts entirely. After all, unlike the T-72, the T-80 was intended for Soviet use only and was only issued to elite units.

In the 1960s, the Soviets were undisputed leaders in tank technology. No mass-produced western tank could match the armor and firepower of the T-64. The Soviets, however, realized that a response from NATO would not be that far away, leading them to develop something even better. One way to achieve that was to significantly improve tank mobility by introducing a new type of engine to Soviet tank forces, a gas turbine.

The origins of the T-80 can be traced back to the Kharkov-built T-64T prototype from 1963, equipped with a turbine engine. It took more than half a decade to find appropriate solutions to these issues. On April 16, 1968, the SKB-2 design bureau of the Kirov Plant in Leningrad was tasked by the USSR government with building an improved T-64 variant and one of the requirements was for it to have a turbine engine. This resulted in a prototype called Object 219SP1 from 1969. Further improvements to both mobility and other combat characteristics were needed, resulting in a prototype designated Object 219SP2. The vehicle kept the T-64A 125mm gun and its automatic loader mechanism, but the suspension was overhauled. Around 127 early Object 219SP2 pre-series vehicles were built and thoroughly tested. The process took nearly seven long years, before the vehicle was accepted into service on June 6, 1976 under the designation of T-80.

The original T-80 was produced by the Kirov Plant between 1976 and 1978 and with approximately 250 built, it became the world's first mass-produced tank powered by a gas turbine. Thanks to its new individual torsion bar suspension, which resembled the T-72 more than the T-64A, and its modified turret, western militaries at first confused the T-80 with the T-72, to which it was superior. This early model was never exported and opart from some minor engagements during the breakup of the Soviet Union, the first and only major combat use of the T-80 tanks happened during the First Chechen War.

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