T-80B

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Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator

General info

The T-80B in the garage.

The T80B is a Rank VI Soviet medium tank with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.81 "The Valkyries".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

The T-80B is visually similar to the T-64B, it retains the same rounded turret, sloped frontal armour and skirted sides, as well as the same jacketed 125mm smoothbore gun. The turret bears different kit, however, such as the use of rounded storage bins and a snorkel tube. The same NSVT 12.mm machine gun is fitted, but this time it is used with 150-round boxes instead of the 100-round boxes found on the 64B. The T-80B retains the same rubber-mesh screens covering the upper portion of the tracks. The frontal glacis has an additional 30mm plate of HHRA welded onto it. This replaces the regular V-shaped “splash plate” found on the T-64B.

Tactics

When playing in large maps such as "Kursk" and "Maginot Line" use the mobility of the T-80B to get into a hull-down position and make use of the T-80B's armament as well as its phenomenal turret armor to pick-off faraway enemy tanks. When playing in small maps such as "Normandy" and "Poland", use the mobility of the T-80B to flank enemy tanks as you would with the "M1 Abrams" or similar western MBT.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very good composite armour.
  • Powerful main gun with great stabilisers and accuracy.
  • Very good mobility
  • Small vehicle
  • Decent reverse speed of 12 km/h
  • Autoloader like the T-64.
  • Good chemical munitions protection with the ERA upgrade

Cons:

  • Same autoloader as the T-64, same rate of fire and weakspot.
  • 3 crew member makes it hard to survive on the battlefield.
  • Bad gun depression, the generic trouble of Soviet tanks.
  • Not a very fast turning turret.
  • Lower frontal hull armour devoid of composite armour.
  • Breech is easily damaged.

Specifications

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Armaments

  • 1x125mm 2A46M-1 Cannon (38 rounds)
  • 1x12.7mm NSVT Machine gun (300 rounds)
  • 1x7.62mm PKT Machine gun (1250 rounds)

Main armament

1x125mm 2A46M-1 Cannon

  • Ammunition Capacity: 38 rounds
  • Gun depression: -5 degrees
  • Gun elevation: 15 degrees
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 14.3 degrees per second (stock)
  • Reload rate: 7.1 seconds (stock)
Ammunition
Ammo racks

Secondary armament

  • 1 x 12.7 mm NSVT machine gun (pintle-mount)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm PKT machine gun (coaxial)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Driver

Total: 3 Crew members

Armour

  • High hardness rolled armor (Hull, front and sides)
  • Composite Armor (Hull, front. Turret, front and sides)
  • Cast Homogeneous (Turret, front sides and back)

Engine & mobility

Weight: 42.5 tonnes Maximum speed limit: 70 km/h Engine Power: 973 hp / 3154 rpm

Modules and improvements

History of creation, combat usage and evolution

Screenshots and fan art

Additional information (links)

References


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