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Tier / Class:
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
630 (640)
3,780 (4,267)
540 (640) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
277 / 80 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
660 / 175 / 80
Max Speed:
60.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
8.06 (5.73) s
Hull Traverse:
34.80 (37.70) deg/s
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-5.0 / -1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
24.00 deg/s

The T-90 is a tier 7 Main Battle Tank originating from Russia, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-72B, and leads to the T-90A.


  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage

Player Recommendations[]

An upgrade to the T-72B after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the T-90 keeps with the pattern of high damage mobile MBTs, with the capability for light brawling. Once fully upgraded, the T-90 has the mobility and firepower to push flanks and can keep up with light tanks to spearhead a charge.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Good hull armor
  • Good protection against HEAT and ATGMs
  • Overwhelming alpha and usable penetration
  • Good for hull-down tactics


  • Below-average HP
  • Poor turret armor around the gun
  • Very poor gun depression
  • Mediocre stock top speed and acceleration

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading to the V-92S2 Diesel Engine will greatly improve the poor stock mobility of the T-90, so this should be researched as early as possible. Firepower upgrades such as ammunition and modules are important in the long run, but should not be focused early due to their high research cost relative to mobility upgrades.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

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

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-90 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 277/80/45 Composite 660/175/80 Spaced Steel with Titanium/Rubber inserts Kontakt-5 ERA 57% vs AP, 70% vs SC
Modern ERA on the upper glacis and key areas of the frontal arc and top of the turret is included stock on all vehicles. This package reduces AP penetration by a moderate amount and decreases HEAT penetration by several hundred millimeters, in addition to the T-90's base armor, when detonated.


125mm 2A46M Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 3VBM13 APFSDS AP Stock 630 0m 540mm 0.12° 1,700 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VOF22 HE-F HE Stock 630 1.50m 40mm 0.15° 850 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VBK16M HEAT-FS HEAT 42,975 580 0m 630mm 0.13° 905 m/s 10.00s
125mm 3VBM19 APFSDS AP 49,255 640 0m 640mm 0.12° 1,700 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
3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH Tandem-HEAT 61,570 550 700mm 300m/s 10.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 6.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s no

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


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-84MS Diesel Engine Stock Stock 60.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 8.06s {{{0-max}}} 34.80deg/s {{{firechance}}}

ChTZ V-92S2 Diesel Engine 6,795 149,490 60.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.73s {{{0-max}}} 37.70deg/s {{{firechance}}}


T-90 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 10,870 239,180 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

3D17M Smoke Grenades 16,310 368,775 Provides 5 smoke grenades. Grenades take 80 seconds to reload.

Improved Sight Stabilization 27,175 597,955 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.

Improved Autoloader 55,200 1,214,600 Increases reload speed by 10%.


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.

See also[]