T-72M1 (Sweden)

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This page is about the Swedish medium tank T-72M1 (Sweden). For other versions, see T-72 (Family).
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▄T-72M1
AB RB SB
9.3 9.3 9.3
Class:
Research:250 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:680 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The ▄T-72M1 is a rank VI Swedish medium tank with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice".

An export version of the Soviet T-72A, the T-72M1 carries mostly the same characteristics of the original version in terms of armament, mobility, and armour, though the latter has some slight changes with an applique armour on the front glacis.

General info

Survivability and armour

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-72M1 is basically a near identical copy of the T-72A found in the Soviet tech tree, therefore the armour layout is also almost identical. Some differences are the additional applique armour placed on the front glacis. While not substantially thick, the sloping effect on top of the composite front glacis might be enough to prevent some shells from fully penetrating.

The hull and turret of the T-72M1 are strong enough to somewhat reliably bounce some shells and eat, although it still possesses the same "weak spots" that most other soviet tanks have (weak lower front plate, drivers optics etc.)

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armor (turret)
  • Rolled homogeneous armor (hull)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 60 + 16 mm (68°) Upper
80 + 20 mm (60°) Lower
80 mm Top
20 mm Bottom
40 mm 30 mm Frontal roof
20 mm Engine deck roof
Turret 200-280 mm Turret front (variable angles)
150-400 mm Gun mantlet (variable angles)
130-240 mm 75 mm 45 mm
Cupola 100 mm (variable angles) 100 mm (variable angles) 100 mm (variable angles) 45 mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB67 / 5 km/h
RB and SB60 / 5 km/h
Number of gears7 forward
1 back
Weight41.5 t
Engine power
AB1 488 hp
RB and SB780 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB35.9 hp/t
RB and SB18.8 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 41.5 1,209 1,488 29.13 35.86
Realistic 60 5 690 780 16.63 18.8

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 815 → 6 245 Sl icon.png
RB3 777 → 6 182 Sl icon.png
SB4 900 → 8 021 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications229 000 Rp icon.png
379 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training195 000 Sl icon.png
Experts680 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 010 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
160 / 200 / 240 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
9 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods dozer blade.png
Dozer Blade
Research:
9 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
2 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement sw.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
ESS
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
9 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
125mm_ussr_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
9 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
125mm_ussr_3BM12_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
125mm_ussr_3BM15_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png

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
3BM9 APFSDS 321 317 303 285 268 249
3BM15 APFSDS 440 430 420 410 405 400
3BM22 APFSDS 425 420 415 405 393 380
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
3BK12M HEATFS 905 19 0.05 0.1 2.06 65° 72° 77°
3OF26 HE 850 23 0.3 0.1 5.24 79° 80° 81°
3BM9 APFSDS 1,800 3.6 - - - 72° 76° 78°
3BM15 APFSDS 1,780 3.88 - - - 76° 77° 80°
3BM22 APFSDS 1,760 4.83 - - - 76° 77° 80°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
Ammo parts 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)
1 (+43)
1 (+43)
No

Notes:

  • The T-72M1 uses two-piece ammunition, composed of propellant bags and projectiles. 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.
    • If you go into battle with only 23 shells loaded all your ammunition is stored in the autoloader carrousel.
    • This rack gets filled first when loading up the tank and is also emptied first.
    • As the T-72M1 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 (60) 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

One of the key strengths of the T-72M1 is its armour. The quartz core composed turret will bounce many shots and can even eat up some ATGMs. In terms of armament, the T-72M1 boasts the very powerful and accurate 125 mm 2A46M gun that Soviet T-72A tankers will already be familiar with. Make sure to research the 3BM15 APFSDS round as soon as you can (after Parts and FPE), as the stock HEATFS round has some shortcomings.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Mounts the same powerful 125 mm 2A46 gun as on the T-64 and T-80 (though an earlier version)
  • Low profile, small target compared to other countries' main battle tanks
  • Early unlocked laser rangefinder makes sniping long distances easier
  • Has both smoke grenade launchers and ESS
  • Due to thick frontal armour and correct angling, able to deflect most rounds from counterpart tanks of other countries
  • Very accurate gun due to the high muzzle velocity of the APFSDS rounds, very effective long-range sniper
  • Autoloader continues working even if fighting a fire or replacing a crew member, ready to use upon the fire being extinguished or the gunner having been replaced

Cons:

  • Ammo carousel means your first stage rounds all are centred below the turret, can be easily detonated through a hit to the hull
  • Doesn't get access to thermals
  • Very slow reverse speed and traverse speed, a problem in situations where you cannot back away from an attacking enemy
  • 3-man crew makes tank able to be knocked out easier, once one crew member is knocked out, you have to be very careful not to get hit again
  • Gun depression inadequate for most hull-down situations, e.g. sniping from a hill or down a valley
  • Driver's port is a easily penetrated
  • Poor top speed
  • Inferior optics with only one 8x zoom level
  • 1st APFSDS modification is inferior to most contemporary rounds and 3BM22 is a Rank IV modification
  • Its 2A46 125 mm gun is an early type; the stock ammunition is lacklustre and it cannot fire ATGMs like the T-64B, T-80B, and T-80U
  • The tank commander can't fire the main gun if the gunner is knocked out.

History

The T-72 is a Soviet-designed main battle tank which started production in 1971. It quickly became the main workhorse for the Soviet army and was spread around in many former Warsaw pact nations, as well being exported to multiple others. Finland bought 162 T-72 tanks which were first adopted into service in 1984. 63 were bought from the Soviets while the remaining 99 were bought from East-Germany's storage after the German unification. Finland operated the T-72 as their main MBT until they were withdrawn from service in 2006 and replaced by Leopard 2A4 tanks. The Finnish army also looked into creating some domestic upgrade packages for the T-72, only known as "Finmod". Little is known about these planned upgrades since the project files remain classified until the late 2020's.

Media

Skins

See also

Related development

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


Sweden medium tanks
Strv m/42  Lago I · Strv m/42 EH · Ikv 73 · Strv m/42 DT · Pvkv IV
Centurion derivatives  Strv 81 · Strv 81 (RB 52) · Strv 101 · Strv 104 · Strv 105
Strv 103  Strv 103-0 · Strv 103A · Strv 103С
Strv 121/122  Strv 121 · Strv 122A · Strv 122B PLSS
Other  Sherman III/IV · T 80 U
Finland 
WWII  ▄T-28 · ▄T-34 · ▄Pz.IV · ▄T-34-85
Post War  ▄Comet I · ▄Charioteer Mk VII · ▄T-54 · ▄T-55M · ▄T-72M1 · ▄Leopard 2A4 · ▄Leopard 2A6
Norway  Leopard 1A5NO