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The T-80B is a Tier 6 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1976-1978
Service: 1978+
Vehicles Built: cca 2000-3000
Operators: Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Yemen

The problem with the original T-80 was that while the concept was sound in the late 1960s, the long development and testing period meant that, when the vehicle was finally accepted into service, it was far less formidable than its designers planned it to be. The late 1960s was the era of the M60A1 Patton, while a decade later the Americans were already testing the first prototypes of the M1 Abrams. But not just that, the T-80 was also inferior to certain Russian designs (such as the T-64B with improved turret armor layout and FCS).

The Soviets, fearing they’d lose their edge, quickly started working on a response in the form of Object 219R, an improved version of the T-80, which entered service only 2 years after the T-80 under the designation of T-80B. The 1978 pattern T-80B had a number of advantages over the T-80. For one, the armor was changed to increase the protection of the vehicle. The turret was also improved and the protection level was now on par with the T-64B, the inlay became ceramic. On the other hand, the vehicle still lacked an ERA kit, something that would prove very problematic in the future.

The biggest change was the armament. The modified 125mm 2A46-2 gun could now launch guided missiles using the 9K112-1 Kobra system. The Fire Control System was also upgraded to the 1A33 model, which significantly improved the accuracy of the vehicle on the move. The 1978 pattern T-80B was powered by the same 1000hp turbine as the T-80 but a more powerful 1100hp GTD-1100F engine was introduced in 1980. In 1985, T-80Bs received new Kontakt-1 explosive reactive armor, producing the T-80BV variant with significantly increased protection against HEAT warheads. A number of the older T-80Bs was converted to T-80BV standard. The new T-80BVs also used yet another turret composite armor inlay, similar to that of the T-72A.

In 1985, the production of the T-80B was replaced by an improved variant, the T-80U. It is unclear how many T-80s and T-80B/BV vehicles were built in total between 1976 and 1985, the most likely number is somewhere between two to three thousand. Considering that the T-80 was essentially an internal Soviet use only tank and was generally not exported until after the fall of the Soviet Union. Apart from some minor engagements during the breakup of the Soviet Union, the only major combat use of the T-80 and T-80B tanks happened during the First Chechen War and the ill-fated Siege of Grozny. However, the T-80BV model has seen some fighting during the recent civil war in Yemen. The T-80BVM model, recently unveiled in Russia, is also a heavily modernized T-80BV MBT, although the extent of upgrades in this case is such that compared to the older T-80B models, it is almost an entirely separate vehicle.

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.
  • Gas Turbine: This vehicle is powered by a gas turbine, providing smoother acceleration compared to an ordinary diesel.

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 27,835 630 645[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 22,075 810 770 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 9M112 "Kobra" ATGM ATGM Experience 26,395 720[note 4] 800 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 12.7mm AP AP Stock 15 30[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-80B Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 610 mm (vs AP)
945 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 855 mm (vs AP)
1175 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 18,430 Credits 400,915 610 mm (vs AP)
950 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 855 mm (vs AP)
1175 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 2A46M-1 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.70 s 8.50 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -7.0° / 14.0°
Ammo:
125mm 3VBM9 APFSDS
125mm 3VBM11 APFSDS
125mm 3VOF22 HE
125mm 3VBK10 HEAT
9M112 "Kobra" ATGM
12.7mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Klimov GTD-1000TF 1100 hp Gas Turbine Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 29 km/h 4.50 s (0 to 32 km/h)
18.78 s (0 to Max Speed)
37.26° 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 9,220 Credits 200,455 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Autoloader
Improved Autoloader
Experience 31,195 Credits 678,630 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): 88.7%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 74.2%

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.
Tcrepairspeed v2
Improved Pioneer Tool Kit v2
Experience 33,790 Unlocks Improved Pioneer Tool Kit 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. 30 mm at 100m;
    15 mm at 1000m
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