T-80UE-1: Merging the 'BV' and the 'UD'

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T-80UE-1: Merging the ‘BV’ and the ‘UD’

FA1sT3PVcAEcUT3A T-80UE-1, a unqiue combination of the T-80BV and the T-80UD.

  • Basic Description:
    • The T-80UE-1 or Object 219AC-1, is a main battle tank that was developed and produced in Russia. It is an upgraded version of the T-80U tank, which was first introduced in the mid-1980’s. The T-80UE-1 incorporates a number of improvements over its predecessor, including enhanced armor protection, improved mobility, and a more powerful engine. The vehicle itself is a mating of retired T-80UD firing compartments/turrets and the hull of a T-80BV. One of the most noticeable improvements of the T-80UE-1 is its armor protection. The tank features composite armor inserts in the hull and turret that provides increased protection against a variety of threats, including armor-piercing rounds and anti-tank missiles. This armor system is made up of layers of ceramic and metal plates, as well as an external layer of Kontact-5 explosive reactive armor (ERA), which helps to counter the effects of shaped charge weapons. In addition to its improved armor, the T-80UE-1 also features a more powerful engine, which gives it greater mobility and speed on the battlefield. The tank is powered by a 1,250 horsepower gas turbine engine instead of the 6TD-1 1,000hp Diesel Engine found on the T-80UD, which allows it to reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour on flat terrain. This increased mobility makes the T-80UE-1 a highly maneuverable tank, capable of quickly responding to changing battlefield conditions however, it degrades the fuel economy found while using the 6TD-1. With the engine the vehicle is equipped with a 18kW auxiliary power unit (APU). The T-80UE-1 also features a number of advanced electronic systems, including a fire control system that allows the tank to accurately engage targets at long ranges. The tank is equipped with a modernized SLA 1A45-1 fire control system, laser rangefinder, a new “Plisa” thermal imager, and a UVP 1V216M ballistic computer, which work together to provide the tank crew with a clear picture of the battlefield and the ability to engage targets with high precision. Another key feature of the T-80UE-1 is its armament. The tank is equipped with a modernized 125mm smoothbore gun known as the 2A46M-4, which, alongside the 6EK-43-2C autoloader, is capable of firing a variety of ammunition types, including modern armor-piercing rounds like the 3BM60 APFSDS-T, programmable high-explosive shells, and gun-launched anti-tank guided missiles (GL-ATGM). The tank also features a coaxial machine gun and a remote-controlled anti-aircraft machine gun that comes with the T-80UD fighting compartment and differs from the T-80U, which provide additional firepower and versatility on the battlefield. Lastly the Commander utilizes the R-168 communications equipment for better battlefield situational awareness.
    • Overall, the T-80UE-1 represents a significant improvement over the original T-80 tank. Its enhanced armor protection, improved mobility, and advanced electronic systems make it a highly capable tank, capable of engaging a variety of targets on the modern battlefield. As such, it remains a key component of the Russian military’s armored forces, and is likely to remain in service for many years to come.
  • Specifications:
    • Role: Main Battle Tank
    • Origin:
      • Russia
    • Armament:
      • Primary: 125mm 2A46M-4 L/48 Smoothbore Gun
        • Ammunition:
          • APFSDS-T
          • HEAT-FS
          • HE-FRAG
          • GL-ATGM
            • 9M119-series
      • Stabilizer: 2E42M1
      • Feed System:
        • 6EK43-2C 28rd-Autoloader, 45rds total.
      • Coaxial: PKT 7.62mm Machine Gun
      • Roof-mounted: NVST 12.7mm Machine Gun
    • Dimensions:
      • Length: 7.085m
      • Width: 3.560m
      • Height: 2.193m
      • Weight: 46t
    • Mobility :
      • Engine: 1,250hp GTD-1250 Gas Turbine Engine
      • Max Speed: 60km/h
      • Transmission: Manual (7-forward, 1-reverse)
      • Suspension: Torsion Bar
  • Crew:
    • Commander
    • Gunner
    • Driver
  • Features:
    • Laser Rangefinder
    • 8x 81mm Smoke Grenade Launchers
    • ESS
    • Entrenching Blade
    • Armor:
      • Kontact-5 ERA
    • Optics:
      • Gunner: Plisa Imager (Thermal Imager)
      • Commander: PNK-4S (Night Vision Device)
      • Driver: TVNE-4O (Night Vision Device)
  • In-game :
    • This variant of T-80 will play nearly identical to the T-80UM we have in-game with the exception of coming standard with a Thermal Imaging device “Plisa” and cosmetic looks. This vehicle can be foldered with the T-80U, while giving it the 3BM60 APFSDS-T, programmable rounds, and other modern munitions to differentiate it since the modernized autoloader can accept the rounds.
    • Estimated Battle Rating: 11.0
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]Different views of the T-80UE-1.

The 2A46M-4 Smoothbore gun which can fire modernized rounds in conjunction with the 6EK43-2C autoloader.


Plisa SpecsThe Plisa Thermal Imaging Sight.



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Love stuff like this. +1

+1, would make a nice backup for the T-80BVM.

This or the T-80UA, which are pretty similar. As much people want the T-90M, the T-80s are much more meta ingame.


This would essentially play as a T-80U but capable of firing the 3BM60 APFSDS-T and other modern munitions thanks to its internal upgrades. I’m sure it will make it in-game at some point 🫡


+1 because it’s pretty much a T-80U with better ammunition, it’s a very nice backup (i love T-80’s)

It will probably be a 11.3br vehicle with better ammo. But I don’t think it will be added into the game since we already have 3 T-80Us in the Soviet tech tree.

Could be coming very soon!


Leaked for the next major update by a very reliable source!

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Seems like the 11.3 premium candidate


Bruh, bet that Mig-21 gonna trigger some tea enjoyer then 3 month later, they gonna enjoy it.


Is this what happens when a BV and a UD have unprotected s*x…

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Definitely a premium, doesn’t really fit in the tech tree anywhere, would just play like the T-80U.

It definitely fits in the tech tree, foldered in with the T-80U.

There’s nothing wrong with having 2 similar tech tree vehicles (the Type 90/90B, ZTZ-99II/III, Strv121/2A4, Merkava 3B/C, etc, etc.).

Its just with the new 11.3 premiums, they won’t miss an opportunity for one. Either the T-80UE-1 or T-80UA. And the “leaks” suggest the UE-1.

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If it does have 40° horizontal targetting speed it’s not 11.3 material to be a premium.

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would be closer to a bvm with T-80U protection. Before decompress to 12.0, I’d say it belongs to 11.7, unless you limit it with 3bm42.

T-80U is at 11.3 with 3BM46, it won’t be limited to 3BM42.

yeah, but this is the only way I know can make it in 11.3.

It’s capable of the 3BM60, its autoloader mod and new gun were designed to allow modern ammo. We’ll see where they place it, maybe 11.7.

It must be, and better with decompress, making bvm, 122, a7v to 12.0

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It would make sense, I mean 11.3 and 11.7 with an overall BR shift to 12.0 is fair.