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 Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 208/90/45 Composite 460/400/60 Spaced Steel Insert 15/15/0 Kontakt-1 ERA 10% vs AP, 65% vs SC 34.34deg/s
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 Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
125mm 3VBM9 APFSDS AP Stock 1 560 0m 380mm 1,750m/s 0.12° 2.40s 10.20s
125mm 3VOF22 HE-F HE Stock 1 560 1.50m 40mm 850m/s 0.15° 2.40s 10.20s
125mm 3VBK16 HEAT-FS HEAT 21,525 1 570 0m 550mm 905m/s 0.14° 2.40s 10.20s
125mm 3VBM11 APFSDS AP 21,270 1 570 0m 450mm 1,750m/s 0.12° 2.40s 10.20s


Missile Name Type Reputation Salvo Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Caliber Reload Self-homing
3UBK14 "Refleks" ATGM-TH Tandem-HEAT 37,225 1 550 0m 700mm 300m/s 5.88rd/min 125mm 10.20s No


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
ChTZ V-84-1 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 55.00km/h 6.49s 32.40deg/s


ChTZ V-84M Diesel Engine 3,405 79,010 60.00km/h 8.29s 34.80deg/s



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]

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 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. The T-72B was the last major upgrade of the T-72 platform under the Soviet Union, and included changes such as an improved main gun, electronics, and a more powerful engine. This served as the standard T-72 model until the T-72B3 replaced it in 2010. 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.

See also[edit | edit source]