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T-80

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The follow-on to the T-64, T-80 was the high end Soviet Tank issued to "tip of the spear" units such as those in WGF.

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The factory that made them is in the Ukraine nowadays, hence the Russians have switched to T-72 derivatives (eg T-90). The Ukrainians are currently trying to sell T-80 derivatives to anyone that wants them.

Weight 46 tonnes
Length 7.01 m
Width 3.60 m
Height 2.20 m
Crew 3 (driver, gunner, commander - has autoloader)
Primary armament 125 mm 2A46 smoothbore gun
Secondary armament 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun
12.7 mm NSVT anti-aircraft machine gun
Engine gas turbine 1,250 hp (930 kW)
Operational range 335 km,
600 km with extra tanks
Speed 70 km/h (road)
48 km/h (off-road)


Also a light reconnaissance tank for the Red Army during WW2. Some nice piccies here and the usual wiki entry here