T-80U

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T-80U
ussr_t_80u.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
3 peopleCrew
Mobility
46.0 tWeight
9 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
125 mm 2A46M-1 cannonWeapon 1
45 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 15°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
12.7 mm NSVT machine gunWeapon 2
300 roundsAmmunition
150 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 60°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm PKT machine gunWeapon 3
1 250 roundsAmmunition
250 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 140 / 10 502/5 430 / 7 987/5 500 / 8 090Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage T-80U.jpg


The T-80U is a Rank VII Soviet medium tank with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 2A46M-1 (125 mm)
125 mm 2A46M-1
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
36 -5°/+15° ±180° Two-plane
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 22.8 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of 

warhead

Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
3BM22 APFSDS 425 420 415 405 392 380
3BM42 APFSDS 479 477 470 462 453 445
3BK18M HEATFS 550 550 550 550 550 550
3OF26 HE 47 47 47 47 47 47
9M119 ATGM 650 650 650 650 650 650
Shell details
Ammunition Type of 
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Explosive Mass in g(TNT equivalent): Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
3BM22 APFSDS 1,760 4.83 N/A N/A N/A ° 76° 77° 78°
3BM42 APFSDS 1,700 4.85 N/A N/A N/A ° 78° 80° 81°
3BK18M HEATFS 905 19 0.0 0.1 2,790 ° 65° 72° 75°
3OF26 HE 850 23 0.1 0.5 5,780 +0° 79° 80° 81°
9M112 ATGM 400 27.5 0.0 0.01 3,600 +0° 80° 82° 90°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
45 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) No

Only First Stage:28-20

Machine guns

12.7 mm NSVT
Pintle mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate 
(shots/minute)
Vertical 
guidance
Horizontal 
guidance
300 (150) 700 -10°/+60° ±180°
7.62 mm PKT
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate 
(shots/minute)
Vertical 
guidance
Horizontal 
guidance
1,250 (250) 700 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

Work on improving the existing T-80 MBT begun as early as the mid 1970s, with the design bureau in Leningrad, which was responsible for the production of the T-80, starting work on a joint project to further enhance the T-80’s capabilities.

In the early 1980s, the first prototypes were being built, and after extensive testing and design tweaking, the new tank was considered ready for production and was accepted by the Soviet military under the designation T-80U.

The T-80U received turret and upper frontal enhancements as part of its new construction, and was equipped with a second generation ERA protection system known as Kontakt-5. In contrast to the previous generation of dynamic protection, Kontakt-5 increased the tank's protection against HEAT and armour-piercing shells. The modifications also affected the armament of the tank - the T-80U is equipped with a new 1A45 fire control system and Reflex ICBM, which used more advanced 9M119 guided missiles. Subsequently, the tank was equipped with a new, more powerful GTD-1250 gas turbine engine which helped compensate for the increased weight of the vehicle and improved its dynamics.

The T-80U had been factory produced in Leningrad in 1987, but in 1989, its production was moved to Omsk. Work on upgrading the T-80 was carried out in Kharkov, but there, they constructed their own vehicle equipped with a diesel engine, which was designated ‘T-80UD’. The latter would evolve into further developed Ukrainian derivatives of the T-80.

T-80Us served with the Soviet military until the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and have since continued serving with the Union’s successor states to this day. The vehicle also saw service abroad with some other countries as well, primarily with South Korea and Cyprus. Overall, around 700 T-80Us have been produced since 1985, but the vehicle never saw any combat action.

- From Devblog

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See also

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External links


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T-55  T-55A · T-55AM-1
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