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Tier / Class:
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
640 (660)
3,878 (4,444)
680 (720) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
277 / 80 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
650 / 90 / 46
Max Speed:
60.00 (65.00) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.83 (5.00) s
Hull Traverse:
35.60 (37.00) deg/s
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-5.0 / -1.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
24.00 deg/s

The T-90A is a tier 8 Main Battle Tank originating from Russia, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-90, and unlocks a tier 9 Unlock Token, which can be used on the BMPT-72 Terminator 2, M8 Thunderbolt II, T-90MS, and FV4034 Challenger 2.


  • 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[]

Featuring the devastating firepower characteristic of Russian MBTs, the T-90A is mobile, powerful, and deadly. With the highest damage potential of any tier 8 MBT, alongside excellent mobility in rough terrain, the T-90A is perfectly made for flanking and brawling. Attacking more armored MBTs from the side and rear is the specialty of the T-90A, which when used properly makes it one of the most dangerous vehicles on the battlefield.

Pros and Cons[]


  • High alpha
  • Excellent turret armor
  • Good protection versus HEAT


  • Poor hull armor
  • Very poor gun depression

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading to the V-92S2F Diesel Engine will greatly improve the mobility of the T-90A, so this should be researched as early as possible to improve the flanking capability of the vehicle. 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 and protection 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-90A Armor Package with Kontakt-5 ERA
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 650/90/46 Composite Kontakt-5 ERA 38% vs AP, 70% vs SC
The T-90A offers variable general improvements to the first iteration of the successful series, with improvements to the composite allowing for better survivability, before the more significant upgrade of the T-90MS.


125mm 2A46M-5 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 3VBM20 APFSDS AP Stock 640 0m 680mm 0.12° 1,700 m/s 8.50s
125mm 3VOF36 HE HE Stock 640 1.50m 43mm 0.14° 850 m/s 9.90s
125mm 3VBM22 APFSDS AP 76,320 660 0m 720mm 0.11° 1,750 m/s 8.50s
125mm 3VBK25 HEAT HEAT 99,740 600 0m 680mm 0.11° 905 m/s 8.50s

Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
3UBK20 "Invar" ATGM-TH Tandem-HEAT 108,410 550 750mm 350m/s 8.50s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.06rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-92C2 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 60.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.83s {{{0-max}}} 35.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}

ChTZ V-92C2F Diesel Engine 13,875 277,885 65.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.00s {{{0-max}}} 37.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}


T-90A Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 22,205 444,615 Increases vehicle HP by 250.

3D17M Smoke Grenades 33,305 666,920 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Sight Stabilization 55,505 1,111,530 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.

Improved Autoloader 130,790 2,619,050 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 2000-2004
Service: 2004+
Vehicles Built: cca 600
Operators: Russia, India, Algeria, Azerbaijan

The T-90A Main Battle Tank (named "Vladimir" in honor of its deceased designer, V.V.Potkin) is an upgraded variant of the original T-90, which itself is a heavily overhauled T-72. Development of the T-90A started under the designation of Object 188A1 in the very late 1990s and early 2000s with the first vehicles produced in 2004. The goal, as usual, was to bring the older vehicle up to date to keep up with modern armor trends, while keeping the upgrade within Russian military budget constrictions. In this sense, the T-90A is a reactive measure, unlike the T-80U for example.

The main visual difference between the T-90 and the T-90A MBT is the presence of a new, welded turret, offering, in combination with the excellent Kontakt-5 ERA kit, increased protection against all types of ammunition. Frontal resistance against HEAT rounds is estimated at 1000mm+ RHAe, although the actual composition is a secret. The vehicle is also equipped with a Shtora-1M soft-kill APS and Tucha smoke grenade launchers. The main weapon system is the 125mm 2A46M-5 smoothbore gun paired with an improved automatic loading mechanism and the 9K119M Refleks-M system, allowing it to fire Invar guided missiles. The original 840hp V-84MS diesel engine was replaced with an advanced turbocharged version of the same engine, the V-92S2 producing 1000hp.

There are two main patterns, both built by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil: the 2004 pattern with Buran-M thermal imager (32 built between 2004 and 2006) and the 2006 pattern with French Catherine FC thermal imager (337 built between 2006 and 2011). Neither of these thermal imagers is actually Russian and the inability to produce high-end components such as thermal imager matrices has long been a thorn in Russian's side. These production numbers do not include the export variant called T-90SA (approximately 200 built).

The T-90A itself currently remains in Russian service only. Some sources claim the T-90A took part in the 2016 fighting in Syria as part of the Russian contingent or that it was simply transferred to Syrian forces. One such T-90 was hit there by a TOW-2A missile. Thanks to its ERA, it survived relatively unscathed with only minor injury suffered by one of the crewmembers. One T-90A transferred to the Syrians was, however, lost and subsequently captured by the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki terrorist group during the fighting in Aleppo in June 2016. Regardless of the circumstances, the T-90 has proven itself to be a tough nut to crack.


T-90A Motherland

  • T-90A Motherland

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