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This page is about the gift Soviet medium tank T-80UM2. For other versions, see T-80 (Family).
T-80UM2
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T-80UM2
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Description

The T-80UM2 (Object 219AS-M) was a prototype of the T-80U series for possible future upgrades with Drozd hard-kill APS onboard; Omsktransmash built a prototype of T-80UM as their solution to upgrade the fleet of T-80U in Russia by late 1990s. However, the worsening economy of Russia hindered any further development of this upgrade, and the tank was only displayed during an equipment demonstration in 1997.

Introduced during Update "Apex Predators" as a reward for the 2022 Winter Quest event, T-80UM2 shares identical performance to T-80U while it now enjoys new Drozd APS to intercept incoming missiles to further enhance its survivability of the tank; with the new equipment onboard, T-80UM2 can be a replacement to T-80U while players can get on hand with the tank easily while players need to beware of its inferior FCS without TVD channel.

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
Self-entrenching equipment
Creation of ramparts and trenches in soft ground
Armourfront / side / back
Hull105 / 80 / 50
Turret180 / 160 / 65
Crew3 people
Visibility79 %

From its appearance and by the name itself, T-80UM2 looks very similar to the tech-tree variant with its iconic rubber applique armour on the turret and its Kontakt-5 ERA blocks on the hull. However, the UM2 installs 2 pairs of Drozd APS launchers with 8 rounds of interception projectiles. The base model of the T-80U is infamous for its well-rounded protection against both kinetic and chemical projectiles with up to 600 mm KE protection up front; the sides are also partly covered by extra armour. Due to the cramped interior layout caused by the design philosophy of being low-profile like most other Soviet tanks, while this lowers the chance of being spotted behind terrain, if the tank is penetrated by enemy shots, chances are either the explosion from fuel tank or the 6ETs series autoloader will instantly knock-out the tank. While late/post-Cold War missiles are a major threat for the T-80U as they now have more than enough penetration to take out the tank, the Drozd APS of the UM2 gives it the chance to intercept 4 missiles in total (8 rounds, 2 per salvo) before it has to be rearmed, making T-80UM2's overall survivability better.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB78 / 13 km/h
RB and SB70 / 11 km/h
Number of gears9 forward
1 back
Weight47.0 t
Engine power
AB2 385 hp
RB and SB1 250 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB50.7 hp/t
RB and SB26.6 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 78 13 47 1,937 2,385 41.21 50.74
Realistic 70 11 1,106 1,250 23.53 26.6

Since the T-80UM2 is based on T-80U without any modifications to mobility, the tank retains the same mobility from the GTD-1250 gas turbine engine. While the single-flow transmission hinders the overall mobility, it can still push the tank up to 70 km/h and has sufficient speed for a retreat.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 973 → 6 503 Sl icon.png
RB3 912 → 6 403 Sl icon.png
SB4 600 → 7 530 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications214 200 Rp icon.png
348 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 000 Sl icon.png
Experts710 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
150 / 190 / 230 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Research:
2 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods dozer blade.png
Dozer Blade
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement ussr.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
ESS
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
125mm_ussr_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
125mm_ussr_ATGM_ammo_pack
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
125mm_ussr_3BM42_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 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
Ammunition45 rounds
First-order28 rounds
Reload6.5 s
Vertical guidance-5° / 15°
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 Autoloader
Arcade 45 -5°/+15° ±180° Two-plane 22.8 31.6 38.4 42.5 45.2 6.50
Realistic 14.3 16.8 20.4 22.6 24.0

Ammunition

The shell options on the T-80UM2 are totally identical to its tech-tree variant: while not having the highest penetration among tanks of its tier, it can still serve its purpose in taking out enemy tanks.

3BK18M, HEATFS- the most common stock HEATFS for Soviet tanks after the T-64B, although composite armour and ERA are commonplace at its tier, it has higher penetration than its NATO/Chinese counterparts at 550 mm, so it will have better chance to penetrate the sloped parts of MBTs of the same tier. However, in most cases shots that fall on parts covered by composite armour will do no harm to the target, though it is still lethal to light vehicles. So either take the enemies from the flank or aim carefully to disable enemies with the first shot.

3OF26, HE-FS- the other stock HE-FS for Soviet tanks since the T-64B, a doctrine for Soviet tanks using HE shells to doom armoured targets with its explosive contents. Due to the overpressure mechanic, tanks will have a bad day if hit in their less-covered parts such as gun optics or CITV cameras. This round is also extremely lethal to light vehicles. It is always a good idea to bring some HE alongside other ammunition of your choice.

3BM42, Tier I, APFSDS- while it is not the best APFSDS at its calibre and tier (Chinese 125-I has 466 mm penetration point-blank at a much lower BR), APFSDS does help ease the stock grind extensively with its flat trajectory and better post-penetration damage; but make sure to aim for the parts where it can penetrate enemy tanks ie. LFP and mantlet.

3BM46, Tier IV, APFSDS- if players are not satisfied with the penetration of 3BM42, the 3BM46 now has over 530 mm penetration point-blank and enjoys the same trajectory from its predecessor. In most cases this will be the go-to ammunition for T-80UM2.

9M119, Tier III, ATGM- Soviet tanks are known to be equipped with gun-launched ATGMs and the T-80UM2 is no exception; it might not have the highest possible penetration of such ATGMs, but it is a valuable option against some well-protected NATO tanks. It can also serve as a makeshift anti-rotorcraft round against helicopters within its elevation and guidance angle.

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 457 454 445 431 419 406
9M119 ATGM 700 700 700 700 700 700
3BM46 APFSDS 532 531 526 520 513 507
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%
3BK18M HEATFS 905 19 0.05 0.1 2.79 65° 72° 77°
3OF26 HE 850 23 0.3 0.1 5.24 79° 80° 81°
3BM42 APFSDS 1,700 4.85 - - - 78° 80° 81°
3BM46 APFSDS 1,700 4.85 - - - 78° 80° 81°
Missile details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Range
(m)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
9M119 ATGM 445 5,000 16.5 0.05 0.1 5.72 80° 82° 90°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
Ammo
part
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
8th
rack empty
9th
rack empty
10th
rack empty*
Visual
discrepancy
45 Projectiles
Propellants
45 (+0)
45 (+0)
44 (+1)
44 (+1)
43 (+2)
43 (+2)
38 (+7)
41 (+4)
37 (+8)
39 (+6)
34 (+11)
38 (+7)
31 (+14)
37 (+8)
30 (+15)
30 (+15)
29 (+16)
29 (+16)
(+44)
(+44)
No
Ammo racks of the T-80UM2.

Notes:

  • The T-80UM2 main ammo rack consists of a mechanized carousel at the bottom of the turret which carries 28 propellants and projectiles.
  • The T-80UM2 uses two-piece ammunition, composed of projectiles (yellow) and propellant bags (orange). Both have separate racks.
  • Projectiles and propellants are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • The 10th rack is the carousel at the bottom of the turret; it serves as first-stage ammo stowage.

Machine guns

12.7 mm NSVT machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Belt capacity100 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
12.7 mm NSVT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 500 (100) 700 -5°/+60° ±180°
7.62 mm PKT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1,250 (250) 700 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

In general use, sticking by teammates and playing support can immensely increase your effectiveness in this vehicle, as oftentimes your teammates may see a target, but fail to destroy it. In such a case, you can quickly finish them off, or assist teammates in tricky situations, where an extra gun is needed. This strategy has immense potential in urban areas or other maps with tight or cramped high-traffic areas. With that said, it's also best to remember that your reverse speed is subpar, so if you push, do so cautiously, as you'll seldom find yourself lucky enough to pull out of a bad spot.

As for the hard-kill active protection system, while it may save you from time to time, it won't see a great deal of use in this BR range, as the presence of missiles will not be as significant, alongside the fact that you'll be playing on the nation which makes the greatest use of ATGMs. It also can be rather hit-or-miss when it comes to stopping ordnance from helicopters. Play this vehicle while remembering that the APS is meant to save you if you're caught out, rather than granting invulnerability to ATGMs and helicopters. As for ERA, it is advisable to treat it with a similar regard when it comes to stopping APFSDS rounds. While many of the rounds you'll face can be stopped by Contact-5, many of the top rounds from your opponents will cut right through without any issue. It is best to keep this fact in consideration when deciding whether to push a position with confirmed hostiles in your midst. If possible, identify the threats before moving in, so that you may prioritize targets ahead of time and maximize your effectiveness.

However, the lack of gunner's thermals leave it somewhat limited. The T-80UM2 will not typically fare well during night and evening battles compared to its contemporaries, due to the lack of TVD. As such, it would be wise to refrain from using this tank in darker environments whenever possible. Otherwise, the lack of thermals can be somewhat mitigated by sticking to areas with poor sightlines, such as urban areas or extremely hilly terrain, where the odds of being sniped are minimal, as you will not be able to pick out well-concealed targets as easily.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Well-rounded protection
  • Sufficiently high mobility for taking vantage points
  • Powerful 125 mm gun with varieties of ammunition at disposal
  • Autoloader that ensures constant rate of fire
  • Access to Drozd APS for extra protection against oncoming missiles
  • Low profile

Cons:

  • Rather cramped interior, any penetrated shots will cause extensive damage
  • Lacks protection for fuel tanks where fuel detonation is a instant-kill to the crew in most cases
  • The infamous 6ETs series autoloader with a high profile, shots that hit the autoloader will send the turret sky high
  • Slower reverse speed than NATO tanks
  • Rather insufficient gun depression
  • Slow turret traverse rate
  • No thermal sight for gunner

History

Due to the lack of information about late-USSR equipment , the APS-equipped T-80U variant is in fact known to the Russian Army as the "T-80 with Drozd APS (ADS)". The UM2 prototype was one of the technological demonstrators for the UM upgrades of the T-80U series made in the 1990s, but economic problems seemingly hindered any further upgrades to the T-80U series.

Media

Skins

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 (1938) · 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  TO-55 · T-55A · T-55AM-1 · T-55AMD-1
T-62  T-62 · T-62M-1
T-64  Object 435 · T-64A (1971) · T-64B
T-72  T-72A · T-72AV (TURMS-T) · T-72B · T-72B (1989) · T-72B3 · T-72M2 Moderna
T-80  T-80B · T-80U · T-80UD · T-80UK · T-80UM2 · Т-80U-Е1 · T-80BVM · Object 292
T-90  Т-90А · T-90M
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