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The T-90A Vladimir is a Tier 8 progression Main Battle Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

T-90A[ | ]

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-90SA[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 2000-2004
Service: 2006+
Vehicles Built: 200-500 (sources vary)
Operators: Algeria

The T-90SA is actually an export version of the Russian T-90S (T-90 with a welded turret), which itself is a predecessor to the T-90A. Multiple vehicle configurations of the T-90SA exist. The Algerian version features several distinctive elements such as the air conditioning system on the left side of the turret as well as a modernized version of the Shtora soft-kill APS. How many were built for Algeria is actually unclear. Some sources claim roughly 200 tanks were delivered between 2006 and 2008 while others claim more than 500 vehicles were delivered in several batches from 2006 to 2017. They are currently still in Algerian service and have recently been joined by the Russian pattern BMPTs.

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 3VBM20 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 630 700[note 2] mm 1700 m/s 7.80 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 3VBM22 APFSDS APFSDS Experience 76,320 630 750[note 3] mm 1750 m/s 7.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 25 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 125mm 3VOF36/3V21 HE HE Stock 995[note 4] 50 mm 850 m/s 7.80 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 3VBK25 HEAT-FS HEAT Experience 99,740 788 890 mm 915 m/s 7.80 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 3UBK20 "Invar" ATGM-TH ATGM Experience 108,410 750[note 5] 1000 mm 350 m/s 7.80 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 6] 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-90A Stock Armor with Konktakt-5 ERA
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 630 mm (vs AP)
895 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 900 mm (vs AP)
1215 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.
Relikt ERA Upgrade
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 630 mm (vs AP)
895 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 900 mm (vs AP)
1215 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite Relikt ERA (Gen 3) 50% (vs AP)
80% (vs HEAT)
The Relikt third generation ERA kit offers excellent protection against standard HEAT rounds or warheads, and partial protection against kinetic rounds and tandem HEAT warheads.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 125mm 2A46M-5 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.70 s 7.80 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -5.0° / 14.0°
Ammo:
125mm 3VBM20 APFSDS
125mm 3VBM22 APFSDS
125mm 3VOF36/3V21 HE
125mm 3VBK25 HEAT-FS
3UBK20 "Invar" ATGM-TH
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-92S2 1000 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 60 km/h 18 km/h 6.39 s (0 to 32 km/h)
27.41 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.74° 6 %
ChTZ V-92S2F 1130 hp Diesel Engine Experience 13,875 Credits 277,885 65 km/h 25 km/h 5.76 s (0 to 32 km/h)
30.10 s (0 to Max Speed)
37.60° 4 %
ChTZ V-99 1200 hp Diesel Engine Experience 13,875 Credits 277,885 65 km/h 25 km/h 5.48 s (0 to 32 km/h)
26.80 s (0 to Max Speed)
38.50° 4 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Spall Liner
Experience 22,205 Credits 444,615 Hit points are increased by 400
Softkillaps
Shtora-2 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°
[note 7]
Smokegrenades
3D17 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
3D17M Smoke Grenades
Experience 33,305 Credits 666,920 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Experience 55,505 Credits 1,111,530 Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Autoloader
Experience 130,790 Credits 2,619,050 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.1%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.5%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 4,500 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Currencyrep
16,850 Reputation
Experience 67,520 Provides an injection of 16,850 Reputation.
Currencyrep
16,850 Reputation
Experience 67,520 Provides an injection of 16,850 Reputation.
Currencyrep
16,850 Reputation
Experience 67,520 Provides an injection of 16,850 Reputation.
Currencyrep
16,850 Reputation
Experience 67,520 Provides an injection of 16,850 Reputation.
Tokenunlock9
Tier 9 Unlock Token
- Enables you to unlock one Tier 9 vehicle.
Dealer: Marat Shishkin
[note 8]

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
SuperAPS Ability Supercharge Soft Kill
Supercharged Soft-Kill APS
Stock N/A N/A 10 s 120 s
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Description:
Once activated, the APS starts diverting all incoming ATGMs away from the vehicle.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. Enables you to unlock one tier 9 vehicle.
    Dealer: Marat Shishkin
    Vehicles:
  2. 700 mm at 150m;
    525 mm at 500m
  3. 750 mm at 150m;
    563 mm at 500m
  4. 279 for Partial Penetration;
    70 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 150 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  6. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
  7. This module unlocks the Supercharged Soft-Kill APS Mode ability.
  8. This upgrade is unavailable until the vehicle progress is complete.
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