|Faction||Russian Armed Forces|
|Type||Main Battle Tank|
|Seats|| 3 seats:
|Item capacity|| Max:
|Top speed||65 km/h|
|Fuel capacity||1000 L|
|Primary armament|| Main:
|Secondary armament|| Secondary:
- Direct fire and maneuver
|«|| The GPO Uralvagonzavod T-90 is a Russian main battle tank derived from the T-72 and is the most modern tank in the Russian Ground Forces.|
The T-90's main armament is the 2A46M 125 mm smoothbore anti-tank gun. It also carries the PKT - 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and the Kord - 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun.
The T-90 is a further development of the T-72 Main Battle Tank. It is the latest generation model in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility and protection.
It is armed with a smoothbore 125 mm cannon that can fire a mixture of armour-piercing and high-explosive shells. The T-90 has a coaxial 7.62 mm medium machine gun that can be used against soft targets in lieu of the main gun, as well as an externally-fitted 12.7 mm heavy machine gun on the top of the turret that can be used by the tank's commander to engage low-flying aircraft.
The standard loadout of the T-90 gives it 23 rounds of armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) and 22 rounds of high-explosive (HE) shells for the main gun. The coaxial PKT comes loaded with one belt box of 250 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, and has a further seven spare boxes. Lastly, the externally mounted KORD comes pre-loaded with a 150 round belt box of 12.7 mm ammunition, with another three boxes left in reserve.
Unlike the more ubiquitous T-72, the T-90 is solely used by the Russian Armed Forces. It is one of the most powerful ground vehicles in-game, and unique among the other tanks in its class for its ability to fire anti-tank missiles from its main cannon.
Its sole direct competitor is the American M1A1 tank. While not as well-armoured as the Abrams, the T-90's ability to fire gun-launched SACLOS ATGMs gives it superior range and the ability to simultaneously fire two weapons at the same time (one missile and cannon round).
The T-90 has a seating capacity of three personnel for a crew consisting of the driver, gunner and commander.
- Contrary to how it was depicted in ArmA 2, the T-90 in real-life was never produced in large numbers and did not actually replace the more common Soviet-era "T-80" MBT in Russian military service. Orders for the T-90 have been halted ever since 2011, and it is highly unlikely that it will ever be restarted.
- Unlike the M1A1 and M1A2, the T-90's gunner and commander positions were not "upgraded" with the ability to use thermal optics even after the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.
See also Edit
Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit
- T-72 (CDF/ChDKZ/Takistani Army/Alternate Russian Armed Forces counterpart)
- M1A1 Abrams (USMC/U.S. Army counterpart)
- T-80 (Soviet predecessor, ArmA: CWA only)
- T-100 Varsuk (CSAT successor, ArmA 3 only)
|Russian Armed Forces - Vehicles (ArmA 2)|
|Wheeled||BTR-90 • BM-21 Grad • Kamaz • Vodnik • UAZ-469|
|Tracked||2S6M Tunguska • BMP-3 • T-72 • T-90|
|Rotor-wing||Ka-52 • Mi-8MTV-3 (Mi-17) • Mi-24P|
|Fixed-wing||Pchela-1T • Su-39 • Su-34|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|