T-80BVM

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RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
This page is about the Russian medium tank T-80BVM. For other versions, see T-80 (Family).
T-80BVM
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T-80BVM
AB RB SB
11.0 11.0 11.0
Class:
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Description

The T-80BVM is a rank VII Soviet medium tank with a battle rating of 11.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Red Skies".

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
Armourfront / side / back
Hull105 / 80 / 50
Turret180 / 160 / 65
Crew3 people
Visibility79 %

The armour protection of the T-80BVM is one of the best, especially if the incoming round hits one of the Relikt ERA plates which are twice as effective as CONTACT-5 ERA against kinetic projectiles (meaning that the Leopard 2A6, one of the most dangerous opponents, cannot penetrate the UFP). The strongest parts of the tank are the turret front and a majority of the upper front plate. It does, however, have some weaker areas, the most important being the driver's hatch, the immediate areas of the turret surrounding the gun and its breech, and its lower frontal plate. These weak spots are however pretty small targets at range, and thus by hiding them properly, the risk of being hit can be minimized. Owing to its very low profile, a hull-down T-80BVM is a small target in itself; the weaker parts of its armour are even smaller.

Fuel tanks on either side of the driver can soak up some shrapnel and add to the overall survivability. However, as with all Russian auto-loaded MBTs, there are only three crew members so a well-placed shot is capable of causing a crew knock-out. It's also worth noting that the placement of the ammo rack, below the turret in a carousel-style setup, leaves the T-80BVM particularly vulnerable to side shots causing ammunition detonation. The protection of the T-80BVM is very similar to the T-80U in terms of the size and placement of the weak areas. The sides of your tank should always be protected, and when engaging an enemy, your front armour should always be aligned directly towards him to reduce the risks of a shot penetrating your weaker side. The tank does, however, have some Relikt ERA plates on its upper front skirts, meaning that you have some extra protection against kinetic penetrators, and a lot against chemical shells, until the ERA bricks are detonated (leaving the area vulnerable for another hit).

As mentioned above, the T-80BVM also benefits from the typical low silhouette Russian tankers will be accustomed to, with the vehicle being significantly smaller than its competitors. This allows the T-80BVM to be hidden behind small terrain deformities which other MBTs would otherwise be visible. It's also harder for an enemy tank commander to immediately tell which area is the most vulnerable.

Armour type:

  • Cast homogenous armor
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 50 mm (68°) 80 mm Top
20 mm Bottom
50 mm 20 - 30 mm
Turret Variable thickness Turret front
Variable thickness Gun mantlet
Variable Thickness Variable Thickness 30 - 45 mm
Cupola 80 mm 80 mm 80 mm 45 mm

Notes:

  • Relict: 20 mm High Hardness Rolled Armour
  • Tracks: 20 mm

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB78 / 13 km/h
RB and SB70 / 11 km/h
Number of gears9 forward
1 back
Weight46.0 t
Engine power
AB2 385 hp
RB and SB1 250 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB51.8 hp/t
RB and SB27.2 hp/t

Overall mobility is exactly the same as the T-80U, meaning it can easily keep up with most top-tier MBTs.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 78 13 46 1937 2385 42.11 51.85
Realistic 70 11 1106 1250 24.04 27.17

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 800 → 3 223 Sl icon.png
RB3 640 → 6 519 Sl icon.png
SB10 970 → 19 647 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications470 200 Rp icon.png
465 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training300 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 060 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 140 / 170 % Sl icon.png
238 / 238 / 238 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
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390 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
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Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
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390 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
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Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
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Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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NVD
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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ESS
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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Additional ERA Package
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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125mm_ussr_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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125mm_ussr_ATGM_ammo_pack
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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125mm_ussr_3BM42_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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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.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

125 mm 2A46M-1 cannon
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
Ammunition38 rounds
First-order28 rounds
Reload6.5 s
Vertical guidance-5° / 15°
Main article: 2A46M-1 (125 mm)

The T-80BVM has access to the 2A46M-1 125 mm smoothbore main gun. This gun is nothing new in the Russian MBT tree and fires the same ammunition as seen in previous models (darts vary from the T-64A to the rest of the T-64B and T-80 tanks). This can be considered as a pro as all rounds have same handling between series, including the 3BM60 (modern round for the T-90BVM). As all T-64 past T-64A, they are able to fire the 9M119 ATGM from the main gun. However, T-80BVM has access to the 9M119M1, a modernized 9M119 with a tandem charge with slightly reduced speed.

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 38.1 52.7 64.0 70.8 75.3 6.50 6.50 6.50 6.50
Realistic 23.8 28.0 34.0 37.6 40.0

Ammunition

The T-80BVM has access to the same ammunition shown in previous T-64s with exception of the 3BM60. All are capable rounds which are not new and have same handling. Different from past T-80's, the T-80BVM does not get access to 3BM46, the best round in past T-80s.

HEAT-FS:

The 3BK18M is the first round the T-80BVM has access to, it can be considered a mediocre round as most of the enemies which will be faced will be able to withstand it due to composite armour. However, it is particuallary useful when facing light armoured vehicles which are prompt to hull break (SPAA, light tanks, etc) and useful when facing enemy helicopters as it has enough explosive mass and flight speed to be competitive as last resort. As a hollow charge, it is prompt to detonate mid air due to trees, bushes and fences. This makes the round difficult to use when in long range engagements as some field elements may not be rendered.

APFSDS:

The T-80BVM has access to 2 types of APFSDS: the 3BM42 and 3BM60. The 3BM42 is a decent round with decent penetration and stopping power. While it lacks penetration to penetrate Leopard 2 tanks, Leclercs or M1A1/2 turret plates, it has enough penetration to hit and cause critical damage in weakspots and side shots. 3BM60 however, different from the 3BM42 seen in previous T-80s, has much more penetration (as seen in table) which can penetrate all tanks from all sides (be aware of Leopard 2 turret wedges and firing at M1A2 turret with an obliquity greater than 45°).

ATGM:

The 9M119M1is a tandem version of the previously seen 9M119 SACLOS ATGM in past T-80's. The main upgrade is the tandem charge, everything else remains practically the same with exception of reduction of flight speed.

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
3BK18M HEATFS 550 550 550 550 550 550
3OF26 HE 42 42 42 42 42 42
3BM42 APFSDS 479 477 470 462 453 445
9M119M1 ATGM (tandem) 850 850 850 850 850 850
3BM60 APFSDS 580 576 567 555 543 532
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%
3BK18M HEATFS 905 19 0.05 0.1 2,790 65° 72° 77°
3OF26 HE 850 23 0 0.1 5,240 79° 80° 81°
3BM42 APFSDS 1,700 4.85 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
9M119M1 ATGM (tandem) 350 17.2 0.4 0.01 4,720 80° 82° 90°
3BM60 APFSDS 1,660 4.85 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
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Machine guns

Ammunition300 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Reload5.0 s
Fire rate700 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 60°
Ammunition1 250 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reload8.0 s
Fire rate700 shots/min

The 12.7 mm NSVT machinegun, seen on all previous soviet MBTs, can help take out some lightly armoured vehicles from the side as well as to destroy low-flying aircraft and helicopters. The roof-mounted MG allows it to spin a full 180 degrees to the left and right the tank.

12.7 mm NSVT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 300 (150) 700 -5°/+60° ±180°

The coaxial 7.62 mm PKT machinegun however is lacking against enemy vehicles, it still can mow down some small bushes and fences to provide better view or use it to help pin enemies.

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-80BVM has no different playstyle to the T-80U as it has the exact same handling and use. However, the T-80BVM has higher survivability and better ammunition, meaning it is able to hold much more fire and deal more damage with the Svinets APFSDS than with the Mango APFSDS. The most dangerous enemy to the T-80BVM are helicopters, although the Relikt will usually protect against one or two missiles. However, it is still ERA, and will be blown off after it is detonated. Since the interior of the tank is so compact, this makes it easy for good pilots to knock you out in 2-3 rapid missile shots. To avoid helicopters, stay close to buildings or hide next to trees/large bushes and wait for an anti-air vehicle or plane to take it out. Another option is to use the ATGM or range finder to shoot down the enemy yourself.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Armour is superb, most of the hull and turret is immune to all shells in the game, including the dreaded DM53 APFSDS shell utilized by the Leopard 2A6
  • Access to the unlockable 3BM60 APFSDS shell with 580 mm of penetration
  • Autoloader grants a short and constant reload time

Cons:

  • Relatively low reverse speed, hard to retreat from a threatening situation
  • The cramped interior, with the crew placed tightly together, means that the tank is easily disabled if a shot penetrates
  • Poor survivability from side shots due to the massive ammunition carousel mounted in the centre of the hull
  • Spare ammunition not carried in the autoloader is distributed around the hull and turret - meaning a penetrating shot might ignite a round carried as a spare, setting off the carousel
  • Poor gun depression of -5° due to the low turret height. This makes it difficult to shoot over hills and other obstacles, especially on maps with rough terrain
  • While the front is covered with ERA, the gaps between ERA plates are weak spots

History

 The T-80BVM is a current program for the Russian army in the modernization of Soviet T-80BV tanks to the level of the T-72B3 and T-90M main battle tanks, as well as unification with them. The modernization includes an up-to-date fire control system with a duplicate sight for the commander, and the ability to operate the 9M119 tandem ATGMs, as well as the "Relikt" ERA pack instead of outdated "Kontakt-1". Thanks to the latter, the protection of the vehicle from HEAT and AP projectiles was significantly increased.

The modernization of the T-80BVM takes place at the facilities of the Omsk heavy machinery plant (Omsktransmash) and enter service with units of the marines and motorized infantry of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

- Taken from Devblog.

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