War Thunder T80

General info for T-80

The Mercedes-Benz T80 land speed record car, designed by aircraft engineer Josef Mickl with assistance from Ferdinand Porsche and top German Grand Prix racing driver Hans Stuck, incorporated the third prototype DB 603. It was set up for the land speed record run attempt to operate on an exotic fuel mix based on a 63% methanol, 16% benzene.

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  • The T-80UD main battle tank is a variant of the T-80U main battle tank, fitted with a diesel engine in place of the gas turbine. Production of the T-80UD commenced in the late 1980s in Ukraine and around 500 of these MBTs were built.
  • T-80U has much worse turret traverse T-80U has no commander thermal T-80U has one less crew member, meaning less survivability T-80U has no ammo protection plate, the whole turret is loaded with ammo, which means less survivability.
  • The T-80U has good armor (although can be breach repairing simulator 2020 half the time), and high mobility; however Gaijin still insists on using maps designed for Pre-war and World War II era tanks / arcade sized maps in all gamemodes, so imo it isn’t game breaking to have a 840 HP engine or less, since everybody can get to the battlefield in 20 seconds anyways.
  • CountryUSSR
  • Vehicle roleLight Tank
  • Rank2
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2
    • realistic battles 2.3
    • simulator battles 2.3

Extended parameters

War Thunder T80Arcade Battles
  • Mass 11.6 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 60%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 73 %
  • Reload time 3.3 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 263 hp at 3400 rpm
  • Max speed 47 km/h
  • Max inclination 36°
  • Full repair cost 410€
  • Weapon
  • Turn turret speed 5.7°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 62 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 59 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 45 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 31m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 45 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 35 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 35 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 65°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -8°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 35 mm
Realistic Battles
  • Mass 11.6 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 80%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 73 %
  • Reload time 3.3 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 150 hp at 3400 rpm
  • Max speed 42 km/h
  • Max inclination 40°
  • Full repair cost 500€
  • Weapon
  • Turn turret speed 3.6°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 62 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 59 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 45 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 1h 01m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 45 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 35 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 35 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 65°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -8°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 35 mm
Simulator Battles
  • Mass 11.6 ton
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 80%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Visibility 73 %
  • Reload time 3.3 s
  • Free repairs 10
  • Horse powers 150 hp at 3400 rpm
  • Max speed 42 km/h
  • Max inclination 40°
  • Full repair cost 590€
  • Weapon
  • Turn turret speed 3.6°/s
  • armor_piercing_100 62 mm
  • armor_piercing_500 59 mm
  • armor_piercing_1000 45 mm
  • Weapon presets tank 1
  • Full repair time crew 1h 02m
  • Armor thickness hull (back) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (rear) 25 mm
  • Armor thickness hull (front) 45 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (back) 35 mm
  • Armor thickness turret (rear) 35 mm
  • Angle vertical guidance (max) 65°
  • Angle vertical guidance (min) -8°
  • Armor thickness turret (front) 35 mm

T-80 / statistics for the last 1 month

These may be very different from the real, because we are monitoring only those players who use our site.

Arcade Battles
  • Battles 927
  • Win rate 66.66%
  • Air frags per battle 0.02
  • Air frags per death 0.05
  • Ground frags per battle 3.34
  • Ground frags per death 4.14
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 183
  • Win rate 62.73%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 3.2
  • Ground frags per death 1.74
Simulator Battles
  • Battles N/A
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A

Wiki info about T-80

This tank was created based on the T-70M, with the aim of eliminating its main flaws.An analysis of the use of this tank in battle showed that a tank equipped with a cannon needs more than two crew members: the tank commander had to fulfill the role of both a driver and a loader, which negatively affected the tank's manoeuvrability and firing rate in battle. In addition, the constantly developing array of anti-tank weapons meant that stronger armour was required. So in 1943, the GAZ design bureau developed the new T-80 light tank with stronger armour and a three-man crew. One of the tank's key elements was its 45 mm cannon's high angle of fire. To allow for high-angle firing, e.g. during battles in urban conditions, the tank was equipped with a K-8T collimator sight. This sight provided the ability to fire at both air and ground targets.By September 1943, factory No. 40 in the town of Mytishchi had produced 81 vehicles of this type in total. The T-80 tank had an assembly typical of Soviet-produced light tanks. The transmission compartment was located at the front, and the engine at the back. This caused increased vulnerability, since it was the front of the tank that was most often subjected to fire from the enemy. The T-80's fuel tanks were located outside of the fighting compartment in an armoured partition, which reduced the risk of a hit starting a fire. This arrangement increased the survivability of the tank's crew.The tank's effectivity in combat was reduced by the unreliability of its high-powered engines and its low mobility due to its increased weight.The new vehicles entered service in self-propelled artillery regiments as command tanks and were used until 1945.

T-80U Armor Estimate

Preliminary notes:

The maximum thickness of the T-80U front turret armor is reported to be 815mm thick reaching ~920mm near the gun in the 'weakened zone'. The insert is probably similar in size to the T-90 with~380mm LOS insert thickness suggested.

The turret is cast with almost half insert which is probably AD-90 mounted on STEF. The KE valueof this combo is probably (0.9+0.41)/2 = 0.65 and HEAT value of (1.5+0.55)/2=1.025. Thus theeffectiveness is 0.78 KE and 1.02 HEAT around the front turret and 0.66 KE and 0.775 HEAT around the rest of the turret. In other words the 815mm front turret LOS thickness translates into 0.78 x815 or 64cm KE resistance while the mantle reaches ~83cm and the sloping walls reach 56cm KEresistance. However the 'free edge effect' should reduce the KE values below these figures, thearea near the gun would go down 0.6 to 50cm KE, while the 815mm section should be ~0.9 x 64cm or 57cm, and the main walls would be ~ 0.95 times 56cm or 53cm. So the weakened area is around 50-51cm while the main walls are 53-57cm KE. The HEAT values should be 720-815 x 1.02 or ~73-83cmalong the main walls.

Kontakt-5 coverage seems to be about 60%.

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Upper front turret is 5cm cast plus 5cm STEF at ~77-78°.

Glacis is 235mm thick with three steel plates of varing hardness and one layer of STEF. If we assume all plates are 5cm with one of the steel plates semi-hardened steel and the STEF is 5.5cm thick, - The steel would equal 10 + 5 x 1.34 or 16.7cm plus the STEF, which has a KE resistance of 0.41 and HEAT value of 0.55, thus the total resistance is 18.9cm KE and 19.7cm HEAT @ 67° or 49.7cm KE and 52cm HEAT .But a 3cm hard steel plate was added in the 80s boosting the KE resistance by 1.34 x 3 ÷ 0.38; or 60cm KE & 63cm HEAT. With K-5 thats 78±2cm KE & 108± 5cm HEAT.

Lower hull is 8-10cm at 64° = LOS thickness of 0.438 or 17-23cm KE armor, plus a rubber flapthat hangs from the hull nose and provides a basic spaced armor for HEAT warheads. Since the rubberflap is likely to slide against the penetrating HEAT Jet it probably offers about 7-9cm plus theeffect of standoff [6cm HEAT] for a total of about 30-38cm HEAT armor. The additional KE resistanceis maybe +1cm due to projectile deflection or yaw.

War Thunder T80

Now to the figures.

~80-90cm LOS cast mantle x 0.6-0.71 = 54-56cm KE & 80-90cm HEAT
81.5cm LOS x 0.78 [Cast/STEF/AD-90] = 64cm x ~0.91 = 57cm plus K-5 = 72±2cm KE
81.5cm LOS x 1.02 [Cast/STEF/AD-90] = 83cm plus K-5 = 128±4cm HEAT
70-72cm LOS x 0.78 [Cast/STEF/AD-90] = 56cm x 0.951 = 53 plus K-5 = 71±2cm KE2
70-72cm LOS x 1.02 [Cast/STEF/AD-90] = 72cm plus K-5 = 118±4cm HEAT2
44-48cm LOS x 0.66 [Steel/STB] = 29-32cm KE plus K-5 where present = 48±6cm KE
44-48cm LOS x 0.77 [Steel/STB] = 34-37cm HEAT plus K-5 where present = 70±16cm HEAT
[10 + 8 x 1.34 + 5.5 x 0.41] / 0.383 = ~60cm KE plus K-5 = 78±2cm KE
[10 + 8 x 1.3 + 5.5 x 0.55] / 0.383 = ~63cm HEAT plus K-5 = 108±4cm HEAT
18-24cm KE and 30-38cm HEAT
Side turret ranges from 40-60cm thick near front thinning to ~ 15-20cm around back. This isprobably half and half cast/STEF thus the KE armor is 0.66 while the HEAT armor is 0.77. Theeffective KE armor ranges from 40cm narrowing quickly to 26cm and 10-13cm around back. The HEATarmor ranges from 46-31cm near the front down to 15-12cm Around back. In the side and rear turretare mounted external storage boxes ~50cm thick that will offer a modicum of spaced armor, this mayamount to an additonal ~13-15cm HEAT armor. Additionally K-5 is mounted around the front side ofthe turret.
The side hull is 6cm thick rolled steel but the lower side hull around the wheels is probablyonly 2cm thick; side skirts add 25 mm thick reinforced rubber [with steel?] plate plus 60cm airgap increasing the HEAT armor by about 15-17cm against 2nd gen and 26-28cm against 1st gen warheads. This rubber skirting is unlikely to add more than 1cm to the KE side armor, due to deflection. The fuel tanks along the sponsons should add 65cm x 0.1 KE and 0.3 HEAT or an additional 6-7cm KE and ~ 20cm HEAT armor. Over the front half of the side hull NERA is mounted which probably adds ~30cm HEAT and a couple of cm KE resistance.
The rear armor is unlikely to be more than 4cm but fuel tanks mounted there could offer 0.1 to 0.15 Te resistance to APFSDS and 0.34 resistance to HEAT. The HEAT armor would range from 3-4cm to as much as 18cm additional HEAT armor.
War Thunder T80

War Thunder T80u

1 -adjustment for free-edge effect
2 -a substantial portion of this projection on the right side of T-80U is not covered byERA due to mounting of L-4 IR searchlight; an area both on the left and right is not covered onT-80UK because of Shtora emitters. In these areas, instead of K-5 assume additional <1cm KEand ~5cm HEAT protection. T-80U(M) is free from this disadvantage.
3 -adjustment for LOS due to angle

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