The t80 is in fact quite similar to the t64 externally but differs in the running gear six road wheels of a forged steelaluminium type with a rubber tyre, track. China military power pdf defense intelligence agency. A brief history of a tank that was too advanced for its own good, combining advanced features that meant it couldnt be exported with an unreliable engine that made it unsuited for service with the red army for many years after it first appeared. The peoples liberation army pla thus requested new tanks that could match russian designs, which led to the development of the type 69 tank that incorporated some technologies from a captured soviet t62 tank. Firing us 120mm tank ammunition in the leopard 2 main. Oct 02, 20 xacts initial release is the last soviet main battle tank produced before the ussrs dissolution, the t80u. Here is a 261 photo walk around of the t90 main battle tank. This means the main cannon will only fire when the misalignment between the line of sight and the gun bore axis is within predetermined limits, after the gun firing button has been pushed.
A development of the t64, it entered service in 1976 and was the first production tank to be equipped with a gas turbine engine for main propulsion. Some variants of the t80 main battle tank have been fitted with the shtora1 active protection system, which disrupts laser target designators and guided missile rangefinders. Here is the t 80 main battle tank modelers online reference onestop resource for photos, kits, details, and references. Many consider the t80 main battle tank mbt to be no more than a variant of the t72.
The t80 main battle tank was the first soviet tank to have a ballistic computer and a laser rangefinder and the first soviet tank to be powered by a gas turbine engine. T64 battle tank the cold wars most secret tank, steven j. Firing us 120mm tank ammunition in the leopard 2 main battle tank. Acquisition of the abrams main battle tank australian national. New model companies seem to be springing up all over. The soviet t 80 standard tank was the last tank fielded before the soviet collapse, and the most controversial. It assists in achieving intelligence dominance for the net centric. The t80b main battle tank is a further development of the original t80, which was produced only in small numbers. Used by the armies of the former warsaw pact and soviet union, it has also been exported in large. The report is titled acquisition of the abrams main battle tank. Inducted to serve as indias main battle tank just over three years ago, the armys fleet of russianbuilt t90s have run into serious trouble. Standing order 166 relating to the presentation of documents when the senate is not sitting, i. Here is the t80 main battle tank modelers online reference onestop resource for photos, kits, details, and references.
The russian t72 ural tank is the most widelydeployed main battle tank of the current generation. The two nations conducted bilateral training to improve u. Download t72 soviet main battle tank pdf created date. The first generation of main battle tanks were based on or influenced by designs of world war ii, most notably the t34 and the panther tank. Small scale production of this tank commenced in 1978. It has a 120 mm l11a5 rifled tank gun and chobham steel armour developed specially for this tank, which offers outstanding protection in combat. At the end of 1988, the t 80 was known to be deployed with the 8th guards army and the 1st guards tank army. The t80 is a main battle tank mbt designed and manufactured in the former soviet union. The soviet t80 standard tank was the last tank fielded before the soviet collapse, and the most controversial. A word of advice, the t 80 has many variants much like the t7290.
Later models were t80bv tanks with additional communications equipment and. Firing us 120mm tank ammunition in the leopard 2 main battle tank ndia guns and missiles conference harlan huls 22 april 2008. The t80 is powered by a gasoline turbine engine that gives the tank a ground speed in excess of 40 miles per hour. Its easy to assemble and can be configured into endless custom solutions, from diy project to industrial applications. Main battle tank 196382 weapons main gun calibre 105mm firepower k9 c11 other weapons cmg, pvmg fire control standard other mobility speed fast tracked stabilised yes amphibious no heavy afv front k6 c6 side k3 nbcc3 top otherk1 c1 rear k2 c2 other other equipment night vision none no base points 61. The t 80, manufactured by transmash of omsk, appeared as production model in 1984, retaining the basic features of the t64 series including the 125mm smoothbore gun with autoloader. The second generation was equipped with nbc protection only sometimes, ir night vision devices, a stabilized main gun and at least a mechanical fire control system.
Despite being produced by many different powers, mbt designs share common characteristics. The t80, manufactured by transmash of omsk, appeared as production model in 1984, retaining the basic features of the t64 series. A total of 320 t80 ud tanks were ordered and delivered to pakistan. Steven j zaloga charts the littleknown history of the. Many consider the t 80 main battle tank mbt to be no more than a variant of the t72. Some even consider the t72 to be an export version and the t80 to be the true t72 mbt used by the soviet armed forces. The russian avantgarde in the early soviet era, 19181928 soviet ghosts. A total of 320 t 80 ud tanks were ordered and delivered to pakistan. Used by the armies of the former warsaw pact and soviet union, it has also been exported in large numbers to many of the states in the middle east.
Though ia t90s too have different turret than the one tested here except the first batch of 310. The t 80 is a thirdgeneration main battle tank mbt designed and manufactured in the soviet union. Marine corps m1a1 abrams and norwegian leopard 2a4 main battle tanks conducted a livefire training exercise in norway 201416. List of models and variants of the t80 main battle tank. In 1983, rolf hilmes saw three tank generations and three intermediate generations, which consisted mainly of upgraded vehicles. Flaws in t 90 main battle tanks troubles indian army, page 1. Single service procurement and the british armys main. T72 soviet main battle tank making modernism soviet. The t 80 is a thirdgeneration main battle tank mbt designed an manufactured in the soviet union.
If the t 80 indeed the entire t64t72 t 80 series has an achilles heel, many western tank experts believe it is the autoloading system for the 120mm main gun. It was serially produced in kirovsk plant, omsk transport machine building plant and charkov city malishevs name plant. The t80 main battle tank has been in production since the late 1970s. Production of t80 series main battle tanks ceased in russia in 1992, however its development and production continued in ukraine.
Four distinct variations of t80 main battle tank equipment were observed. The resulting tank was named as object 478, while the pakistani version is a further refinement of the said tank, the object 478be. Despite having the most sophisticated fire controls and multilayer armor ever fielded on a soviet tank, its turbine power plant rather than a conventional diesel remained a source of considerable trouble throughout its career. T90 main battle tank cyrus the great on mon mar 05, 2018 3. The t80 is a thirdgeneration main battle tank mbt designed and manufactured in the soviet. The t 80 retains the low silhouette of the earlier russian tanks. The challenger 1 main battle tank was introduced into the british army in 1983 as the successor to the chieftain. Main battle tank t80u was developed in 1985 in soviet constructor bureau nr. Xacts initial release is the last soviet main battle tank produced before the ussrs dissolution, the t80u. In some respects, the russian army is better then the american army. Soviet analysis, soviet military analysis created date. The t80 is a thirdgeneration main battle tank mbt designed an manufactured in the soviet union. The t 80 is a main battle tank mbt designed and manufactured in the former soviet union. The t80 main battle tank is in service in russia, ukraine, pakistan, cyprus and south korea.
The medium tank m4a3 is an armored, full tracklaying vehicle, powered by a 500 hp ford tank engine which is an eight cylinder, liquid cooled, v type engine designed specifically for tanks. Rather than have the advanced t64 and the basic t72, the t80 was designed to bring the best capabilities of both together in one tank. The latest version, the t84, continues to be produced in ukraine. The russian army initially planned to acquire 2,300 t14s between 2015 and 2020. Single service procurement and the british armys main battle tank be totally responsible and accounable, fmthermore, in line with the levene model, very demanding conditions were placed on vds and, given that the advice of the mod cr2 team on the winning bid had been overturned, it is unsurprising that these. The german advance, the encirclement battle, and the first and. Pdf design configuration of a generation next main battle tank. The fy 2019 budget request supports the netcentricity servicebased architecture. The t80b is the first variant produced in quantity. Design configuration of a generation next main battle tank for future combat article pdf available in defence science journal 674.
When it entered service in 1976, it was the first mbt in the world to feature a powerful multifuel turbine engine as its main propulsion engine. Pakistani t80 has superior turret than the t80 used in these trials,so dont get urself up. A word of advice, the t80 has many variants much like the t7290. Any questions, comments, or problems, please email me. The challenger 1 owes its angular shape to this armour. The t84 and ukraines older t80s are to be ukraines main battle tanks well into the 21st century. The t 80 and its variants are in service in cyprus, pakistan, russia, south korea, and ukraine.
The t 80 main battle tank has been in production since the late 1970s. T80 and t84 main battle tanks information pool page 3. Now the t90 taken on the t80 possibly the deadliest tank for a while traits and the following link might show its status in terms of armor. Here is a 439 photo wlak around of the t80b main battle tank. At least 5 391 t80b and improved t80bv tanks were produced. The t80u carries the 9m119 refleks nato designation at11 sniper antitank guided missile system which is fired from the main gun. Nov 20, 2014 top 5 weird ww2 german prototypes that actually flew duration.
Design configuration of a generation next main battle tank. Their primary armament is a cannon with a bore between 90 and mm. Single service procurement and the british armys main battle. T90 main battle tank walk around page 2 prime portal. These pictures were taken and shared with the web by yuri pasholok. About 1,400 tanks are in active service in russia and about 3,100 are in storage.
The onepiece vinyl tracks join with standard modeling cement. Smooth game play can transition from any tank to any tank mid battle can just sit back and watch the battle you can zoom in, out, up, down, and go anywhere on the field in a flyover fashion lots of fun cons. Further infantry and tank commandere soon learned that to obtein lueeln froll the use of their tank. Now the t90 taken on the t 80 possibly the deadliest tank for a while traits and the following link might show its status in terms of armor. The t80u main battle tank is a further development of the t 80. The t80b main battle tank is a further development of the original t 80, which was produced only in small numbers. T80 and t84 main battle tanks information pool page 5.
The t80 is a thirdgeneration main battle tank mbt designed and manufactured in the soviet union. In august 2002, south korea purchased 33 t80u and two t80uk tanks from russia. The t80u main battle tank is a further development of the t80. What links here related changes upload file special pages permanent link page information wikidata item cite this. Pdf the future combat scenario will undergo a sea change as compared. So it would be better to do some serious research before sharing false information that is widespread on the internet. A ballistic computer and gun stabilizer are standard equipment as well as an nbc system, night vision, snorkel and fire suppression. Download t72 main battle tank 197493 new vanguard pdf.
If it was that bad, russia wouldnt make it its main battle tank. The t80 is a faster, more heavily armored tank than the t72. In such a scenario, the main battle tank which serves as a game changer. In some respects the american army is better then the russian army. T90 main battle tank miketheterrible on sun nov 19, 2017 7. What links here related changes upload file special pages permanent link. It resembles the t64 and the t72 and has similar weaponry a 4. The exhaust outlet was at the back, in common with the t64 but different from all other postsecond world war soviet tanks which had them on the left side to the rear.
Chinese military strategy documents also emphasize the. The problems include critical flaws in its fire control system, availability of ammunition and, what military officers said, was avoidable overuse during training exercises, rendering many. The t 80 is a faster, more heavily armored tank than the t72. One version had fabric skirt armor over the tracks. Xact scale models 5 scale t80u russian main battle tank. The t80 was an attempt by the soviet union to rationalise its tank fleet. Tanks were developed, and exiet to pro,ide a meane whereby the infantry ie enabled to ae6uml the otclnaiy. Russians know what theyre doing when they make their weapons. Technical information on chinese main battle tank type 80. The suspension consists of six forged steelaluminum rubbertired road wheels, drive sprocket at the rear, idler at the front, and five return road wheels. This is mainly controlled by projectile muzzle velocity and its impact energy on the target, rate of fire of the gun towards the target, accuracy in firing and time of flight. T80 and t84 main battle tanks information pool page 10.
The t80 retains the low silhouette of the earlier russian tanks. The t80u was last produced in a factory in omsk, russia, while the t80ud and furtherdeveloped t84 continue to be produced in. The rubbertired road wheels are in two halves that are bolted together. T90 main battle tank walk around page 2 any questions, comments, or problems, please email me. Some even consider the t72 to be an export version and the t 80 to be the true t72 mbt used by the soviet armed forces. In the 1970s chinas primary mbt in service was the type 59, a copy of the t54 tank which was obsolete compared to contemporary soviet and western designs. The mbt cannon are guided by sophisticated targeting and. Intelligence overviews of major foreign military challenges we face. The t 80 mounts its snorkel on the back of the turret, and can mount a third external fuel tank as well as the other two on sponsons at the hull rear on the engine hatch cover. The soviet t72 tank performance sw 8210067x keywords.1206 1062 1508 173 492 238 534 1258 146 508 1392 1528 635 37 611 1648 1435 3 76 470 1414 1062 923 1522 438 794 960 854 132 636 1411 536 884 152 587 104