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Varsuk
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Faction CSAT
Type Main Battle Tank
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 12× Weapons
  • 128× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed 71 km/h
Fuel capacity 75 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon 125 mm
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 1× Remote NSVT-M 12.7 mm HMG

Coaxial:

  • 1× Coaxial MG 7.62 mm

Defensive:

  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants 2S9 Sochor
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The T-100 Varsuk is the primary Main Battle Tank used by both Mediterranean and Pacific CSAT forces in ArmA 3.

Overview Edit

  • Role:
    • Direct fire and maneuver
« A modernized version of the Russian T-95 MBT. The ongoing development of the new generation battle tank was restarted in 2016 thanks to revenues from the oil crisis. The new concept of battle tank is lower, lighter with increased maneuverability. The crew was moved from the turret to a more armored body of the tank resulting in increased survivability. The T-100 Varsuk comes with a standard 125 mm cannon.
Field Manual
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Design Edit

Inspired by previous generations in the T-series of Russian-made tanks, the T-100 is one of the most advanced MBTs in the world. Unlike older models however, the turret uses a very large, box-shaped turret bustle instead of the iconic traditional dome shape of Soviet-era tanks like the T-80.

The T-100 is armed with a smoothbore 125 mm cannon that can fire a mixture of armour-piercing and high-explosive shells. In addition, it has a coaxial 7.62 mm medium machine gun that can be used against enemy infantry in lieu of the main gun.

An externally mounted RWS armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun is also fitted to the turret, and can be used by the tank's commander to engage both soft targets and low-flying aircraft.

The standard loadout of the T-100 gives it 16 rounds of armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS-T), 12 high-explosive (HE-T), and 12 high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT-T) shells for the main gun.

The coaxial machine gun comes pre-loaded with a single 200-rounds belt and has a further 9 belts in reserve. Lastly, the externally mounted HMG comes pre-loaded with a 150-round belt box, and has only one spare belt box to reload from.

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High speed, low drag. The T-100's mobility is unmatched by other MBTs.

The T-100 is the fastest MBT currently available to CSAT (and compared to the other two non-CSAT MBTs as well). It can perform pinpoint turns with ease and accelerates rapidly on both paved roads and while off-road. Having the smallest and flattest profile also gives it the ability to maintain a hull-down position easily.

Combined with its high mobility, this makes the T-100 a difficult target to hit while it remains on the move; particularly in built-up areas where a skilled crew can easily dash from cover to cover and fire off multiple shots on the enemy without being hit even once.

The T-100 does sacrifice protection for manoeuvrability however, and has the least base armour out of the four MBT designs, especially when compared to its newer counterpart.

The engine is also more vulnerable to being taken out from a first strike since it isn't protected by being placed in the front armour like its NATO counterpart. The T-100 also has a weak spot located directly in-between the turret and chassis that can instantly render the tank immobilised if it is hit from the side.

The T-100 has a seating capacity of three personnel for a crew consisting of the driver, gunner and commander.

Camouflage Edit

  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Useful for forested, grass plains, and desert environments. Changes any applied camo nets to use a two-tone desert camouflage pattern.
  • Green Hex: Tropical Hexacam pattern camouflage. This is used in heavily forested and tropic environments. Attached camo netting will use a two-tone woodland camouflage pattern.

Components Edit

  • Camo Net (Hull): Drapes the entire hull with camouflage netting (the turret is not covered). Partially conceals covered sections from thermal sensors.
  • Camo Net (Turret): Identical to Hull camo netting but for the turret only instead. Note that some components like the RWS or the commander's optics are not concealed.

Trivia Edit

  • As stated in the Field Manual, the Varsuk is inspired by the real-world "T-95" main battle tank designed by Uralvagonzavod.
    • However, both the Varsuk's turret and chassis bear a stronger resemblance to the "Black Eagle" tank, another cancelled concept MBT that was then-designed by Omsktransmash.
  • Screenshots released during the pre-Alpha phase of ArmA 3's development showed that the Varsuk was originally meant to have been fitted with a semi hexagon-shaped coilgun cannon instead. This was replaced with a simple smoothbore cannon in the final version of the game.
  • In Russian, Barsuk/Varsuk (барсук) translates into "Badger".

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