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Disambig.png This article is about the Tier 7 progression MBT. For other uses of T-90, see T-90 (disambiguation).

The T-90 is a Tier 7 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1988-1991
Service: 1992+
Vehicles Built: cca 1300-1800 (sources vary, includes license production)
Operators: Soviet Union, Russia, India, Iraq, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Turkmenistan and Uganda (allegedly)

The T-90 MBT started out as a heavily modified variant of the T-72B. The primary goal of the entire program was to improve the T-72B to T-80U/UD level. It was developed in 1988 in Nizhny Tagil by the Uralvagonzavod design bureau, led by V.V.Potkin, under the designation of Object 188. In early 1989 the vehicle successfully passed state trials, proving to be very reliable, and on March 27, 1991 the Soviet Ministry of Defense recommended that it should become the next main battle tank of the Soviet army. This decision proved fruitless, however, as the results of Operation Desert Storm once again raised the question as to whether the T-72 should actually be modernized. Another delay was caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Influenced by the Desert Storm experience, Uralvagonzavod decided to improve the protection of the vehicle even further by adding the new TShU-1 Shtora soft-kill APS to the design. Additional trials were held and this improved Object 188 was accepted into service on October 5, 1992 under the designation T-90. It was the last design to feature the round cast turret, so typical for Soviet MBTs.

The original T-90 was mass-produced between 1992 and 1998. The entire production run history is somewhat unclear as at one point production apparently ceased due to Russian military budget cuts. Nevertheless, by 2012, the Russian army had roughly 500 T-90 and T-90A in its inventory and the rest were sold off with multiple countries or license-produced elsewhere, most notably in India.

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 3VBM13 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 570 620[note 1] mm 1700 m/s 7.70 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 125mm 3VBM19 APFSDS APFSDS Experience.png 49,255 595 700[note 2] mm 1750 m/s 7.70 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 890[note 3] 45 mm 850 m/s 7.70 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 3VBK16M HEAT-FS HEAT Experience.png 42,975 745 770 mm 905 m/s 7.70 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.png 61,570 700[note 4] 900 mm 300 m/s 7.70 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 40.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: No
6 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 15[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-90 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 595 mm (vs AP)
840 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 865 mm (vs AP)
1250 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite Kontakt-5 ERA (Gen 2) 25% (vs AP)
80% (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. The second generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and marginal 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 7.70 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -5.0° / 14.0°
Ammo:
125mm 3VBM13 APFSDS
125mm 3VBM19 APFSDS
125mm 3VOF22 HE
125mm 3VBK16M 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-84MS 840 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 60 km/h 18 km/h 6.93 s (0 to 32 km/h)
29.54 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.16° 8 %
ChTZ V-92S2 1000 hp Diesel Engine Experience.png 6,795 Credits .png 149,490 60 km/h 18 km/h 6.26 s (0 to 32 km/h)
26.54 s (0 to Max Speed)
33.10° 6 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner.png
Spall Liner
Experience.png 10,870 Credits .png 239,180 Hit points are increased by 400
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Shtora-1 Soft Kill APS
Stock Stock Automatic Soft Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 300m
Effective Range: 300m
Multiplier to ATGM's Standard Noise: x 11
Penalty to ATGM Agility: x0.65
Angle of Effect: 360°
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3D17 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
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3D17M Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 16,310 Credits .png 358,775 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
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Improved Gun Stabilizer
Experience.png 27,175 Credits .png 597,955 Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
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Improved Autoloader
Experience.png 55,200 Credits .png 1,214,600 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.1%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.5%

Footnotes[]

  1. 620 mm at 150m;
    465 mm at 500m
  2. 700 mm at 150m;
    525 mm at 500m
  3. 250 for Partial Penetration;
    63 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 140 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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