T-72B

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T-72B
T-72B
Details
Tier / Class:
6 MBT
Nation:
Soviet Union
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
270,300
Cost:
4,000,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
560 (570)
DPM:
3,294 (3,725)
Penetration:
380 (450) mm
Hit Points:
2,315
Hull F/S/R:
208 / 90 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
460 / 400 / 60
Max Speed:
55.00 (60.00) km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.49 s
Hull Traverse:
32.40 (34.80) deg/s
Camouflage:
15%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.12°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -1.5°
Turret Traverse Speed:
20.00 deg/s

The T-72B is a tier 6 Main Battle Tank originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the T-72A, and leads to the T-90.

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 final progression variant of the T-72, the T-72B offers a massive increase in protection against ATGMs and HEAT shells. When upgraded, it is a well-armed and mobile brawling tank, capable of pushing a flank with ease. But with a mediocre stock top speed and acceleration and poor gun depression, this vehicle is harder to play compared to the T-80B, the other T6 Russian MBT.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High alpha
  • Excellent turret armor combined with acceptable hull armor
  • Good protection versus HEAT

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Armor sometimes trolls you
  • Poor gun depression
  • Mediocre stock top speed and acceleration
  • Sometimes misses penetration power

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

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 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-72B Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 208/90/45 Composite 460/400/60 Spaced Steel Insert Kontakt-1 ERA 10% vs AP, 65% vs SC
The T-72B expounds on the armor protection of the earlier vehicles with an improved and expanded BDD-style insert, along with additional armor plating on the glacis. This results in measurably better combat protection on the battlefield.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

125mm 2A46M Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
125mm 3VBM9 APFSDS AP Stock 560 380mm 0.12° 1,750 m/s 10.20s
125mm 3VOF22 HE-F HE Stock 580 40mm 0.15° 850 m/s 10.20s
125mm 3VBK16 HEAT-FS HEAT 21,525 570 550mm 0.14° 905 m/s 10.20s
125mm 3VBM11 APFSDS AP 21,270 570 450mm 0.12° 1,750 m/s 10.20s


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH Tandem-HEAT 37,225 550 700mm 300m/s 10.20s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 5.88rd/min 40deg/s No


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-84-1 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.49s {{{0-max}}} 32.40deg/s {{{firechance}}}


ChTZ V-84M Diesel Engine 3,405 79,010 60.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 8.29s {{{0-max}}} 34.80deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

T-72B Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
3D6M Smoke Grenades 8,170 189,630 Provides a total of five smoke deployments on an eighty second cooldown between uses.


1A40-1M Fire Control System 11,480 266,670 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Autoloader 32,075 744,690 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Retrofits[edit | edit source]

Proven
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Ballistic Computer v2 33,790 3,000,000 Improves aiming speed.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1981-1984
Service: 1984+
Vehicles Built: 9032
Operators: Soviet Union, Russia, Belarus, Venezuela, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Laos, Syria, Ukraine

The development of the T-72B was based on a Soviet government decision from July 5, 1981. The development process itself took place in Uralvagonzavod and was part of a broader T-72A Improvement program, which included a large number of different prototype upgrades to the T-72A Main Battle Tank. One of the projects in this program was given the designation Object 184. Six different turret designs were developed as part of the project, each with different armor layouts, armaments and fire control systems. Several prototypes were built and tested thoroughly between 1981 and 1984. The winner was officially accepted into Soviet army service under the T-72B designation on October 27, 1984.

Armor protection was enhanced with the introduction of the Kontakt Explosive Reactive Armor kit, which was cutting-edge at the time. It's worth noting that the T-72B ERA layout was changed (improved) compared to the T-72AV (a T-72A variant, equipped with the same ERA kit). The first generation Kontakt ERA was capable of defeating warheads with approximately 700mm of penetration. A more powerful missile (or a tandem warhead) was required to penetrate this set.

The frontal turret armor was also improved with the turret shape changed somewhat. The noticeable frontal turret armor extensions (cheeks) were made, due to the different composite armor layout (increasing the protection level considerably), even more prominent. The Americans nicknamed this turret variant "Super Dolly Parton." Its firepower was also significantly increased with the introduction of the new, modernized 125mm 2A46M gun with the 9K120 Svir guided missile launching system. The vehicle was also equipped with the new 1A40-1 fire control system and TPD-K1 optics with laser rangefinder.

As a result, the weight of the vehicle increased. In order for it to keep its mobility, the 780hp V-46-6 diesel engine of the T-72A was replaced with an 840hp V-84-1 diesel. The T-72B was produced between 1985 and 1992, gradually replacing the T-72, and it remains one of the mainstays of Russian armored forces, along with the T-90. T-72Bs were only exported after the fall of the Soviet Union in the form of the 2001 upgraded variant T-72S. After production of the T-72B ended, a modernization process begun and it continues to this day.

See also[edit | edit source]