T-80B

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T-80B
T-80B
Details
Tier / Class:
6 MBT
Nation:
Soviet Union
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
270,300
Cost:
4,000,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
560 (570)
DPM:
3,360 (3,800)
Penetration:
380 (450) mm
Hit Points:
2,295
Hull F/S/R:
320 / 80 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
460 / 175 / 80
Max Speed:
70.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.96 s
Hull Traverse:
38.20 deg/s
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.12°
Max Cannon Depression:
-7.0 / -3.5°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25.00 deg/s

The T-80B is a tier 6 Main Battle Tank originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-80, and leads to the T-80U.

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

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Highly mobile and heavily armored, the T-80B, much like its tier 5 predecessor, is purpose built for flanking attacks. With strong turret armor and one of the best MBT accelerations in the game, it excels in fast maneuvers around enemy positions, which are impossible for most other thickly armored vehicles. Unlike its tier 6 counterparts, it does not have a substantial armor boost, but it makes up for this in mobility and firepower.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High alpha damage
  • Good camo rating
  • Excellent mobility

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely high hull traverse can make precise turning hard
  • Mediocre gun depression
  • Poor hull armor for its tier

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

The Kontakt-1 ERA Package offers a protection boost against ATGM and HEAT across the frontal half of the vehicle, so upgrading to this is a worthwhile early investment towards increasing survivability. Upgrading firepower through better ammunition and various modifications can heavily improve the effectiveness of flanking attacks into enemies, so it should be a primary focus as well.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

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

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-80B 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 320/80/45 Textolite Laminate 460/175/80 Quartz Insert None
The T-80B contains improvements to the composite material in the upper glacis, along with changes to the insert size and composition, part of the organic and ongoing adaptation of the vehicle line to fit current battlefield needs.


Kontakt-1 ERA Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
18,430 400,915 320/80/45 Textolite Laminate 460/175/80 Quartz Insert Light ERA
The T-80B contains improvements to the composite material in the upper glacis, along with changes to the insert size and composition, part of the organic and ongoing adaptation of the vehicle line to fit current battlefield needs.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

125mm 2A46M-1 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 3VBM9 APFSDS AP Stock 560 0m 380mm 0.12° 1,750 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VOF22 HE-F HE Stock 580 1.50m 40mm 0.15° 850 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VBK17 HEAT HEAT 22,075 570 0m 550mm 0.14° 905 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VBM11 APFSDS AP 27,835 570 0m 450mm 0.12° 1,750 m/s 10.00s


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
"Kobra" ATGM Tandem-HEAT 26,395 550 650mm 400m/s 10.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


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-1000TF Gas Turbine Stock Stock 70.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.96s {{{0-max}}} 38.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

T-80B Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
3D6M Smoke Grenades 9,220 200,455 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


Improved Autoloader 31,195 678,630 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Retrofits[edit | edit source]

Proven
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Improved Pioneer Tool Kit v2 33,790 750,000 Improves repair speeds.


History[edit | edit source]

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.

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