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General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
79 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
105 / 80 / 50Hull
180 / 160 / 65Turret
42.5 tWeight
2 099 hp1 100 hpEngine power
49 hp/t26 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
77 km/h forward
12 km/h back
69 km/h forward
10 km/h back
125 mm 2A46M-1 cannonMain weapon
38 roundsAmmunition
28 roundsFirst-order
7.1 sReload
-5° / 15°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm NSVT machine gunMachinegun
300 roundsAmmunition
5.0 / 6.5 sReload
150 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 60°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm PKT machine gunCoaxial weapon
1 250 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
250 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 000 / 7 320/3 750 / 6 862/3 000 / 5 490Repair
200 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
226 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage T-80B.jpg

The T-80B 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 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 125 mm 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 T-64B. The T-80B retains the same rubber-mesh screens covering the upper portion of the tracks. The frontal glacis has an additional 30 mm plate of HHRA welded onto it. This replaces the regular V-shaped "splash plate" found on the T-64B. The primary difference between the T-80B and its predecessor is the significantly improved engine which offers increased mobility.

General info

Survivability and armour

The T-80B encounters the same weaknesses and strengths as the T-64 line does - extremely strong turret cheeks, an average upper front glacis with a large weak spot around the driver's port, and a lack of composite on the lower front plate. It's also vulnerable to the same incoming fire as the T-64B - turret shots will often disable the gun breech; penetrating shots on the hull will often detonate the ammunition in the carousel.

As with the T-64B, the T-80B is best used in hull-down positions where only the turret is exposed - and unlike the T-64B, it has an acceptable reverse speed for utilising cover.


Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 77 12 42.5 1,705 2,099 40.12 49.39
Realistic 69 10 973 1,100 22.89 25.88

The T-80B has a turbine engine which produces significantly more power than the T-64B's diesel - top speed and manoeuvrability are both improved thanks to this but the most significant change is the acceleration - the T-80B is able to achieve reasonable speeds both off- and on-road and maintain them much better than the T-64B. More importantly, the reverse speed is nearly doubled from the measly -4 km/h on the T-64B to -7 km/h - still not ideal but a big improvement.

Thanks to the improvements, the T-80B is a much better match for the Abrams/Challenger/Leopard series - it's still not the fastest but it's a much closer race.


Main armament

Main article: 2A46M-1 (125 mm)
125 mm 2A46M-1 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 38 -5°/+15° ±180° Two-plane 22.80 31.46 __.__ __.__ __.__ 7.10 7.10 7.10 7.10
Realistic 14.30 16.87 __.__ __.__ __.__


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
3BM22 APFSDS 425 420 415 405 393 380
3BM42 APFSDS 479 477 470 462 453 445
3BK18M HEATFS 550 550 550 550 550 550
3OF26 HE 42 42 42 42 42 42
9M112 ATGM 650 650 650 650 650 650
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
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°
3BK18M HEATFS 905 19.00 N/A 0.1 2,790 65° 72° 77°
3OF26 HE 850 23.00 0.1 0.1 5,240 79° 80° 81°
9M112 ATGM 400 27.50 N/A 0.1 3,600 80° 82° 90°

Ammo racks

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rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
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Machine guns

12.7 mm NSVT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 300 (150) 700 -5°/+75° ±180°
7.62 mm PKT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,250 (250) 700 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The T-80B should be played like a T-64B, using your powerful gun and decent armour to pick off enemies in the distance. When needed, the T-80B can perform flanking runs with its decent speed. However, the T-80B should not be played like an M1 Abrams, as the tank will explode when anything penetrates your armour.

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 armour 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.

Some threats to be worried about:

  • Type 90 can penetrate any part of your tank and any plausible range. So don't get hit by it. The same goes for AMX-40
  • An ATGM will result in an ammunition detonation or crew kill. It is extremely important to get the Kontact-1 ERA modification as soon as possible because those ERA blocks will save you from helicopters. If you do not have the ERA modification, pay attention to the skies, try to maintain some sort of cover, as you will usually have 1-3 seconds of reaction time from detecting an ATGM and getting hit by one.


Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Crew Replenishment Horizontal Drive 3BK18M
II Suspension Brake System FPE Smoke grenade Adjustment of Fire Laser rangefinder
III Filters NVD Kontakt-I Elevation Mechanism 9M112
IV Transmission Engine NVD upgrade ESS Artillery Support 3BM42

Pros and cons


  • Very good composite armour
  • Powerful main gun with great stabilizers 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
  • Has access to thermal vision


  • Same autoloader as the T-64, same rate of fire and weak spot
  • 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


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).


The Shooting Range #88 - Pages of History section at 07:34 discusses the T-80.
The Shooting Range #118 - Metal Beasts section at 00:35 discusses the T-80B.
M1 Abrams vs T-72A vs T-80B - War Thunder Official Channel

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

USSR medium tanks
T-28  T-28 · T-28E
T-34-76  T-34 (Prototype) · T-34 (1940) · T-34 (1941) · T-34 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-34 (1942) · T-34E STZ · T-34E
T-34-57  T-34-57 · T-34-57 (1943)
T-34-85  T-34-85 (D-5T) · T-34-85 · T-34-85E
T-34-100  T-34-100
T-44  T-44 · T-44-100 · T-44-122
T-54  T-54 (1947) · T-54 (1949) · T-54 (1951)
T-55  T-55A · T-55AM-1
T-62  T-62 · T-62M-1
T-64  T-64A (1971) · T-64B
T-72  T-72A · T-72B
T-80  T-80B · T-80U
Trophies/Lend-Lease  ▂T-III · ▂T-V · ▂M3 Medium · ▂M4A2 · ▂МК-IX "Valentine"