T-72AV (TURMS-T)

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This page is about the Russian medium tank T-72AV (TURMS-T). For other versions, see T-72 (Family).
T-72AV (TURMS-T)
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T-72AV (TURMS-T)
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Description

The T-72AV (TURMS-T) is a premium gift rank VI Russian medium tank with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "New Power".

General info

Survivability and armour

ERA
Effective action against the cumulative ammunition
Composite armour
Balanced protection against all types of ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
ESS
Creation of a smoke screen in the direction of movement of the vehicle
Self-entrenching equipment
Creation of ramparts and trenches in soft ground
Armourfront / side / back
Hull110 / 80 / 40
Turret125 / 102 / 65
Crew3 people
Visibility75 %

The T-72AV is a modernized version of the Soviet-made main battle tank T-72A. The CONTACT-1 ERA on the front of the turret is no longer directly mounted on it and is instead mounted on structural steel supports that form a slight arrow shape, it is also fitted with the TURMS-T fire control system.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret, Engine exhaust)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull Front glacis (Composite) (69°)
  • 16 mm (Rolled homogeneous)
  • 60 mm (Rolled homogeneous)
  • 105 mm (Textolite)
  • 50 mm (Rolled homogeneous)

80 mm

(60°) Lower glacis
70-80 mm (0°) Top
20 mm (32°) Bottom
40 mm (0-60°) Top
40 mm (30°) Middle
20 mm (29-55°) Bottom
30 mm (89°) Front
20 mm (88-90°) Engine deck
5 mm Engine grille
Turret Front (Composite) (1-76°)
  • 75-140 mm (Cast homogeneous)
  • 115 mm (Quartz core)
  • 200-280 mm (Cast homogeneous)

150 - 400 mm (5-70°) Gun mantlet

180 - 240 mm (0-69°) 65 mm (1-89°) 45 mm (66-86°)
30 mm (66-77°) Gunner and Ejection hatch
100 mm (90°) Commander's hatch
Cupola 40 mm (2°) 40 mm (6°) 40 mm (3°) 40 mm (90°)
45 mm TURMS-T module

Notes:

  • CONTACT-1 ERA mounted on turret front, hull front and hull sides present 5 mm effective protection against kinetic energy munitions, while presenting 370 mm effective protection against chemical energy munitions.
  • Belly armour of the T-72AV (TURMS-T) is 20 mm thick.
  • Tracks are 30 mm thick, while suspension wheels are 20 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB67 / 5 km/h
RB and SB60 / 5 km/h
Number of gears7 forward
1 back
Weight43.0 t
Engine power
AB1 488 hp
RB and SB780 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB34.6 hp/t
RB and SB18.1 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 67 5 43 1209 1,488 28.12 34.6
Realistic 60 5 690 780 16.05 18.14

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB4 560 Sl icon.png
RB4 560 Sl icon.png
SB4 100 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 210 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 020 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 150 / 160 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
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Suspension
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Brake System
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Filters
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Transmission
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Engine
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Parts
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Dozer Blade
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FPE
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NVD
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Crew Replenishment
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
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ESS
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Horizontal Drive
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125mm_ussr_3BM22_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
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Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism
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Laser rangefinder
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Artillery Support
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125mm_ussr_3BM42_APDS_FS_ammo_pack

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Autoloader
Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
Ammunition44 rounds
First-order22 rounds
Reload7.1 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 13°
Main article: 2A46M (125 mm)
125 mm 2A46M Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 44 -6°/+13° ±180° Two-plane 19.0 26.4 32.0 35.4 37.6 7.10 7.10 7.10 7.10
Realistic 11.9 14.0 17.0 18.8 20.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
3BK12M HEATFS 440 440 440 440 440 440
3OF26 HE 42 42 42 42 42 42
3BM22 APFSDS 425 420 415 405 393 380
3BM42 APFSDS 457 454 445 431 419 406
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
3BK12M HEATFS 905 19 0.05 0.1 2,530 65° 72° 77°
3OF26 HE 850 23 0 0.1 5,240 79° 80° 81°
3BM22 APFSDS 1,760 4.83 N/A N/A N/A 76° 77° 80°
3BM42 APFSDS 1,700 4.85 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the T-72A (identical).
Full
ammo
Ammo
part
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
44 Projectiles
Propellants
40 (+4)
40 (+4)
29 (+15)
29 (+15)
23 (+21)
23 (+21)
(+43)
(+43)
No

Notes:

  • The T-72AV (TURMS-T) uses two-piece ammunition, composed of propellant bags (orange) and projectiles (yellow). Both have separate racks.
  • Shells are modelled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • A propellant charge remains in rack 2 after it is emptied and is later fired as part of rack 3. For the purpose of clarity, rack 2 is considered empty even if that charge is still present.
  • Rack 4 (autoloader carrousel) is a first stage ammo rack containing 22 projectiles and 22 propellant charges.
    • This rack gets filled first when loading up the tank and is also emptied first.
    • As the T-72AV (TURMS-T) is equipped with an autoloader, manual reloading of the gun is not possible.
    • Once the autoloader magazine has been depleted, you can't shoot until the loader has restocked the autoloader with at least one shell. The restocking time is longer than the normal reload time of the gun. Take this into account when playing.
    • Simply not firing when the gun is loaded will move ammo from racks 1 to 3 into rack 4. Firing will interrupt the restocking of the ready rack.

Machine guns

12.7 mm NSVT machine gun
Ammunition300 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Reload5.0 s
Fire rate700 shots/min
Vertical guidance-4° / 75°
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reload8.0 s
Fire rate700 shots/min
12.7 mm NSVT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 300 (150) 700 -4°/+75° ±180°
7.62 mm PKT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 700 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The T-72AV (TURMS-T) is a Russian MBT that is the mainstay in long-range engagements as the cannon is accurate at long distances. The recommended combat tactics is to acquire targets from afar with the thermal imager, use the laser rangefinder to achieve a successful hit and engage from the greatest possible distance. Avoid short-range combat at all costs.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has 2nd generation thermal sights for both the gunner and the commander
  • Has a constant reload thanks to its autoloader
  • Low profile, easy to hide
  • ERA offers excellent protection against non-tandem ATGMS and HEAT rounds
  • 3BM42 can penetrate most targets even at long range and in uptiers
  • Has commander fire control, enabling the commander to return fire even if the gunner is killed

Cons:

  • Kontakt-1 ERA offers no protection against kinetic rounds
  • Only has 3 crew members
  • Poor gun handling and gun depression; ill-suited to close range brawling and fighting on uneven terrain
  • Very slow reverse speed
  • Hull and turret armour can easily be penetrated by most rounds it faces especially in uptiers
  • Sluggish mobility
  • Slower reload compared to the opposition
  • Does not have access to ATGMs

History

Devblog

The T-72AV (TURMS-T) is a Soviet T-72AV tank modernized for the Syrian army. The TURMS fire control system, developed by the Italian company Officine Galileo, was previously used on C1 Ariete tanks. In the early 2000's, this fire control system was adopted for the T-72.

The system significantly improves the tank's vision capabilities, thanks to the commander's panoramic sight. It also features a high-quality thermal imaging gunner's sight, which allows the tank to effectively perform combat missions at night and in poor visibility conditions. By 2006, 122 TURMS kits were produced for the Syrian army.

Media

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See also

Other Rank VI vehicles equipped with ERA protection

External links


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