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Tier / Class:
Soviet Union
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
550 (560)
3,203 (3,624)
310 (380) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
205 / 80 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
460 / 175 / 60
Max Speed:
55.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.53 (6.06) s
Hull Traverse:
27.14 (31.00) deg/s
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -1.5°
Turret Traverse Speed:
36.00 deg/s

The T-72A is a tier 5 Main Battle Tank originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-72 Ural, and leads to the T-72B.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy armor: this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The first of a line of modular upgrades to the T-72 platform, the T-72A continues the trend of heavy hitting firepower the T series is known for. With high DPM and good upgraded mobility, it is a strong brawler and hull down warrior when it can fight on open ground. But with a mediocre stock top speed and acceleration and poor gun depression, this vehicle is one of the harder Russian MBTs to play compared to the T-80 and T-64 mod. 1975.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High alpha
  • Excellent turret armor
  • Armor upgrade gives some protection against HEAT and guided missiles through ERA along the front half of the sides, turret front and hull front

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Poor hull armor
  • Poor gun depression
  • Mediocre stock top speed and acceleration

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the V-84 Diesel Engine will greatly improve the poor stock mobility of the T-72A, so this should be researched as early as possible. Upgrading to the Kontakt-1 ERA offers heavily improved protection from ATGMs and HEAT shells. Firepower upgrades such as ammunition and modules are important in the long run, but should not be focused early due to their high research cost relative to mobility and protection upgrades.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to improve the aim speed and crew stats.
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist

Armor[edit | edit source]

T-72A Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 205/80/45 Combination K + Glass-Reinforced Plastic (Textolite Laminate) 460/175/60 Combination K Composite Armor + Quartz Crystal Mixed Steel None
Expanding on the success of the base T-72, along with a site of other modernizations, the T-72A's primary improvement replaces the turret inserts with composite armor, significantly increasing the frontal durability of the turret.

Kontakt-1 ERA Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
7,795 109,420 205/80/45 Combination K + Glass-Reinforced Plastic (Textolite Laminate) 475/175/60 Combination K Composite Armor + Quartz Crystal Mixed Steel Kontakt-1 ERA 10% vs AP, 65% vs SC
One of the primary improvements over the base T-72 is the mountings for ERA panels, positioned along the upper glacis, turret front, two-thirds of the hull sides, and protective skirts over the wheels to improve HEAT survivability.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

125mm 2A46 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 3VBM7 APFSDS AP Stock 550 310mm 0.13° 1,750 m/s 10.30s
125mm 3VOF22 HE-F HE Stock 580 40mm 0.15° 850 m/s 10.30s
125mm 3VBK10 HEAT-FS HEAT 10,275 560 450mm 0.14° 905 m/s 10.30s
125mm 3VBM9 APFSDS AP 11,775 560 380mm 0.13° 1,750 m/s 10.30s

7.62mm Secondary Weapon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18mm 855m/s 0.15° 5.00s 800 {{{reloadm}}}s 400.00rd/min

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
ChTZ V-46-6 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.53s {{{0-max}}} 27.14deg/s {{{firechance}}}

ChTZ V-84 Diesel Engine 1,625 22,800 55.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.06s {{{0-max}}} 31.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

T-72A Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
3D6M Smoke Grenades 3,900 54,710 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.

Improved Gunner Sight 5,685 79,785 Improves overall accuracy by 7%

2E26M2 Two-plane Stabilizer 8,120 113,980 Enhances accuracy while on the move by 20%.

Improved Autoloader 18,475 259,305 Increases reload speed by 10%.

History[edit | edit source]

The most infamous late Cold War Soviet design, the T-72 is the poster child of eastern European firepower, and one of the most well-known and widely used tanks in the world today. Designed as a more cost-effective variant of the T-64, the T-72 began production in 1973, and upgraded variants are still under production. As the second production model of the T-72, the T-72A was designed in 1979 with improved armor and electronics. This was the standard domestic T-72 model until the T-72B in 1985. Serving in conflicts across the globe under the banner of over forty nations with over twenty-five thousand made, it is the tank which defined the Soviet army for almost half a century.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • T-72A ICE
The T-72A ICE, a Premium variant that was purchasable during December 2015

See also[edit | edit source]