I like a lot the T-72 series. I think it is a tendency of mine, as I usually like those designs that are not the best, but are nontheless classic designs that defy the test of time offering a good balance between ease of production, good overall quality, and good price. It is the case of the Bf 109 or the TIE Fighter (yes, I'm a Star Wars fan too!) Maybe it is not the best tank you can command on the battlefield, but be sure that if you are good enough, you can become an MBT hero commanding it.
So, taking the two T-72 data cards as a base, here are some suggestions for expanding your T-72 inventory:
T-72A: as T-72AV without ERA. T-72B: as T-72BA without ERA. T-72B-1: as T-72BA without Sniper (Svir) firing capability. T-72BM: as T-72BA but with H-ERA. T-72B-3: as T-72BA with the following changes: -ST: LO[T] -Sniper (Refleks) capability with ST:L[T] -H-ERA
Post by coldwargamer on May 12, 2019 13:52:41 GMT 1
Raising the dead, but here is a first draft of export and Warsaw Pact T-72 for MBT era of 1987.
In game terms, export T-72, T-72M and T-72M1 use T-72AV card. The USSR only released older tank guns rounds. T-72 was produced for export by USSR in 1975. Czechoslovakia and Poland produced it from 1981. T-72M was produced in Czechoslovakia and Poland from 1985. T-72M1 was produced for export by USSR in 1982. Czechoslovakia and Poland produced it from 1986.
None have L-ERA
Warsaw Pact APFSDS penetration is 96, 85, 76, 65, 56. Other world export APFSDS penetration is 71, 62, 56, 51, 46. This includes Syria in 1982 and Iraq in 1991.
HEAT penetration is 100
T-72 not fitted with smoke grenades. ST: SO[IR] APFSDS ranges/penetration are 6/96, 10/85, 16/80, 22/76, 26/65 (Warsaw Pact). Rest of World is the same ranges, penetration is 71, 61, 56, 51
T-72 and T-72M have TF: 76, HF: 76. Do not have CE armor.