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T-80

General Characteristics
Length: 7.01 m
Width: 3.60 m
Height: 2.20 m
Weight: 46.0 t
Speed: 70 km/h (road)
48 km/h (off-road)
Range: 335 km
600 km (with extra tanks)
Primary armament: 125 mm smoothbore gun
Secondary armament: 7.62 mm machinegun
12.7 mm anti-aircraft mg
Power plant: 932 kW (1250 hp) Gas turbine
Crew: 3

The T-80 is a Soviet main battle tank which is a further development of the T-64 and T-72.

Production History

The T-80 was first produced in 1984 and was the first Soviet tank to be equipped with a gas turbine engine and a laser rangefinder. It is very similar to the T-72 in appearance.

Variants

  • T-80 - First production model.
  • T-80B - New ceramic armour[?].
  • T-80BV - Added explosive reactive armour.
  • T-80U - New turret[?]. Added ATGM AT-11 Sniper. More powerful engine.
  • T-80UD - Ukrainian version with 1000 hp diesel engine. (delivered to Pakistan)
  • T-80UM1 Snow Leopard - Prototype with new Arena protective system.
  • T-80UM2 Black Eagle - New turret and autoloader[?]
  • T-84 - Ukrainian upgrade of the T-80UD made for the export market.

See also: List of tanks, List of Soviet tanks, T-84[?], T-90[?], T-95[?].

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