T 72 War Thunder

The Soviets basically had two lines of main battle tanks - one for cheap mass production, and another sort of 'premier' tank line. The mass production main battle tanks include the T-54/55, then the newly designed T-72 and its variants such as the T-72B, and the most modern tank in that line would likely be the T-90 which is in fact little more than a modernized T-72B. The T-72 tank was accepted into service in 1973 and subsequently had multiple updates of armor and firepower. The premium T-72AV TURMS-T - is the 2003 export version, equipped with an Italian TURMS-T fire control system and high-resolution thermal vision for both gunner and commander. This is a subreddit for War Thunder, a cross platform vehicular combat MMO developed by Gaijin Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is based around combined arms battles on air, land, and sea with vehicles from the Spanish Civil War to today. Interested in purchasing something from the War Thunder Store? You can use this link and get a 3% discount on your next purchase: As we.

This page is about the Russian medium tank T-72AV (TURMS-T). For other versions, see T-72 (Family).
  • 2General info
  • 3Armaments
    • 3.1Main armament
  • 4Usage in battles
  • 5History


The T-72AV (TURMS-T) is a premium gift rank VI Soviet medium tank with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 'New Power'.

General info

Survivability and armour

Effective action against the cumulative ammunition
Composite armour
Balanced protection against all types of ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Creation of a smoke screen in the direction of movement of the vehicle
Hull110 / 80 / 40

The T-72AV is a modernized version of the Soviet-made main battle tank T-72A. The Kontakt-1 ERA on the front of the turret is no longer directly mounted on it and is instead mounted on structural steel supports that form a slight arrow shape, it is also fitted with the Turms-T fire control system.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Turret, Engine exhaust)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull Front glacis(Composite) (69°)
  • 16 mm (Rolled homogeneous)
  • 60 mm (Rolled homogeneous)
  • 105 mm (Textolite)
  • 50 mm (Rolled homogeneous)

80 mm (60°) Lower glacis

70-80 mm (0°) Top
20 mm (32°) Bottom
40 mm (0-60°) Top
40 mm (30°) Middle
20 mm (29-55°) Bottom
30 mm (89°) Front
20 mm (88-90°) Engine deck
5 mm Engine grille
Turret Front(Composite) (1-76°)
  • 75-140 mm (Cast homogenous)
  • 115 mm (Quartz core)
  • 200-280 mm (Cast homogenous)

150 - 400 mm (5-70°) Gun mantlet

180 - 240 mm (0-69°) 65 mm (1-89°) 45 mm (66-86°)
30 mm (66-77°) Gunner and Ejection hatch
100 mm (90°) Commander's hatch
Cupola 40 mm (2°) 40 mm (6°) 40 mm (3°) 40 mm (90°)
45 mm TURMS-T module


  • Kontakt-1 ERA mounted on turret front, hull front and hull sides present 5 mm effective protection against kinetic energy munitions, while presenting 370 mm effective protection against chemical energy munitions.
  • Belly armour of the T-72AV (TURMS-T) is 20 mm thick.
  • Track armour is 30 mm thick, while suspension wheels are 20 mm thick.


AB67 / 5 km/h
T 72 av war thunder
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AB1 488 hp
AB35.9 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock UpgradedStockUpgraded
Arcade 67 541.5 1209 1488 29.13 35.86
Realistic 60 5 690 780 16.63 18.8

Modifications and economy

AB3 450
SB2 370
Experts1 120 000
Research Aces2 020 000
2 × 100 / 140 / 160 %
Brake System
Crew Replenishment
Smoke grenade
Horizontal Drive
Adjustment of Fire
Elevation Mechanism
Laser rangefinder
Artillery Support


Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Automatically feeds projectiles into the breech. The speed does not depend on the skills of the loader
Main article: 2A46M (125 mm)
125 mm 2A46M Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 44 -6°/+13° ±180° Two-plane 19.026.432.035.437.6 7.10 7.10 7.10 7.10


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
3BK12M HEATFS 440 440 440 440 440 440
3OF26 HE 42 42 42 42 42 42
3BM22 APFSDS 425 420 415 405 393 380
3BM42 APFSDS 479 477 470 462 453 445
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
3BK12M HEATFS 905 19 0.05 0.1 2,530 65° 72° 77°
3OF26 HE 850 23 0 0.1 5,240 79° 80° 81°
3BM22 APFSDS 1,760 4.83 N/A N/A N/A 76° 77° 80°
3BM42 APFSDS 1,700 4.85 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks




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Machine guns

Main articles: NSVT (12.7 mm), PKT (7.62 mm)
12.7 mm NSVT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 300 (150) 700 -4°/+75° ±180°
7.62 mm PKT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 700 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Second generation thermal sights for both gunner and commander
  • Capable of firing every 7.1 seconds and because of autoloader mechanism even after losing a crew member or being on fire gun, the reload speed will not change
  • Low profile, easy to hide
  • Can use ESS and shoot through it with thermal sights
  • Extremely armoured turret can eat modern APFSDS even when uptiered
  • ERA offers excellent protection against ATGMS and powerful HEAT shells
  • Gun offers a lot of ammunition variants, including HEATFS used to hull break lighter vehicles and big HE round that when placed properly could destroy even Leopard 2A6 from the front - also access to 3BM42, Russia's second most powerful APFSDS shell
  • Commander's thermals - a feature highly uncommon amongst Soviet/Russian vehicles (only other vehicles in the Soviet tech tree with CITV is the BMP-3 and Khrizantema-S)
  • 3BM42 has high muzzle velocity - long range targets are much easier to hit


  • 'CONTACT-1' explosive reactive armour, offers no protection against kinetic rounds
  • Explosive reactive armour can be rapidly shot off with 12.7 and 20 mm gunfire
  • Only 3 crew members that are compactly located inside the tank, resulting in a well-placed shot knocking out the entire tank
  • Very slow reverse speed of only -4 km/h
  • The mechanized ammo rack is located in the middle of the tank right underneath the commander and gunner, resulting in quick ammo detonation when shot from the sides
  • Sides offer low protection making the task to angle tank properly a lot harder
  • Turret has weak spots that can disable the gun and exposing the LFP is a one-shot death wish
  • Hull armour is the same as on the 9.3 T-72A: it can easily be penetrated by most of the guns you face
  • Not as mobile as the competition it faces
  • Slower reload compared to the opposition



The T-72AV (TURMS-T) is a Soviet T-72AV tank modernized for the Syrian army. The TURMS fire control system, developed by the Italian company Officine Galileo, was previously used on C1 Ariete tanks. In the early 2000's, this fire control system was adopted for the T-72.

The system significantly improves the tank's vision capabilities, thanks to the commander's panoramic sight. It also features a high-quality thermal imaging gunner's sight, which allows the tank to effectively perform combat missions at night and in poor visibility conditions. By 2006, 122 TURMS kits were produced for the Syrian army.


T-72AV in Late Green Camouflage obtainable ingame for 830 enemies defeated or 200GE
  • T-72AV (TURMS-T) Devblog Images

See also

T 72 Av War Thunder

  • T-72A - Base variant of the T-72AV (TURMS-T).
Other T-72 vehicles:

External links

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