Ukraine Ground Forces Tree

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A Ukrainian T-64BV moving towards combat positions.

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Emblem of the Ukrainian Army, the Ukrainian Flag, and the Emblem of the Ukrainian National Guard.

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The Tech Tree as it would appear in-game.

Description:

  • The current form of the Ukrainian Armed Forces came about in 1991 with the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or the Soviet Union. During this time, Ukraine declared its independence and inherited several Guard’s Army’s and Tank Battalions which included several thousands of pieces of military equipment. Due to budget constraints, much of the equipment was sold, however Ukraine continued to develop its proven arms industry and exported its military hardware to country’s like Pakistan, Thailand, Georgia, Azerbaijan, or the Congo. Ukraine today continues to be a global producer of arms and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
  • This tree is to bring about the introduction of the Ukrainian Armed Forces into War Thunder. This is due to the many unique vehicles developed in Ukraine throughout its history, even through the Soviet Union. In recent history, organizations/entities such as Ukroboronprom and/or the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau have coordinated in developing vehicles like BTR-3, and BTR-4 series of vehicles and the BM-Oplot. Ukraine has also developed new vehicles altogether such as the Varlan, the Otaman-3, and Kevlar-E.

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The Ukrainian BM-Oplot, a heavily modified T-84 Oplot that features several enhancements in firepower, maneuverability, communications, and protection in the form of the Shtora-1 APS, and indigenous Duplet-2M ERA .

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An advanced 3BM44U1 APFSDS-T round developed for the autoloader of the T-84 Oplot/BM-Oplot with over 600mm of penetration. It’s status and development into the 3BM44U2 APFSDS-T round remain unknown. Rough translation: “A promising Ukrainian development, the 125mm armor-piercing sub-caliber 3BU44U1 projectile features elongated rod and new firing device. The total weight of the round is 22.1kg, the declared initial speed is 1700m/s. Some advertisements have claimed that this round provides armor penetration of at least 600mm. Developed by TASCO Corp., in Kyiv.”

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The Otaman-3 IFV, one of Ukraine’s newest 6x6 vehicles that was developed for the Ukrainian Naval Infantry Corps.

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  • Different ATGM’s and GL-ATGM’s produced by Ukraine. The ‘Konus’ is designed to be fired from 120mm barrels like that if the T-84-120 ‘Yatagan’ and the ‘Kombat’, the primary GL-ATGM of the Ukrainian Army, is designed to be fired from 125mm barrels like that of the T-64BV zr. 2017, T-84U Oplot, or BM-Oplot. The smaller RK-2’s are designed to be fired from portable launchers or from light vehicles such as the Otaman IFV and the larger ones from dedicated missile carriers like the Barrier-S.
  • Ukraine has expanded its technology footprint with the introduction advanced ERA such as the Nizh (or Nozh) family which consists of Nizh-LM for light vehicles, Nizh-1M and Duplet-2M for heavy vehicles and main battle tanks. The Nizh-1M and Duplet-2M are designed to offer more kinetic and chemical protection than 4S20U (Kontact-1) and 4S22U (Kontact-5), which Ukraine also can produce. They also introduced or continued to produce Active Protection Systema such as the Shtora-1 and Zaslin. The Zaslin has 3x different types, the standard Zaslin, the Zaslin-L, and a Turkish development of the Zaslin-L, the Akkor-Pulat. The Zaslin is in use with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Türkiye.

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ERA protection values which includes: Nizh-LM, 4S20U (Kontact-1), 4S22U (Kontact-5), Nizh-1M, and Duplet-2M. Image comes from an article ‘Ukrainian Defense Review #4’ which routinely provides updates on the Ukrainian Defense Industry, and is in regular contact with Ukrainian engineers.

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Zaslin Hard-kill Active Protection System that can be equipped to main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and other platforms.

* Other than ground vehicles Ukraine does have a unique development of helicopters, aircraft, and coastal craft that could be added like the MiG-29MU1 or MiG-29MU2 which fires locally developed ‘Gran’ air-to-air’ missiles, enhanced R-27ER1 and R-27ET1 missiles, and the Kh-29T Air-to-Surface missile, the Su-27UBM1, Su-25UBM1, Mi-24PU1, Mi-2MSB-V, Gyurza-M-class gunboat, etc. No generation V aircraft though.

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A Ukrainian modernized Su-27S1M multi-role jet.

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The Ukrainian MiG-29MU2, upgraded to allow it to combat modern aircraft.

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The indigenous ‘Gran’ air-to-air missile developed by the Ukrainian State Company Luch. It has been in service since 2007 and can be mounted on the MiG-29MU1 and MiG-29MU2.

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A Ukrainian MiG-29MU2 equipped with a Kh-29 Air-to-Surface missile during testing making it a true multi-role aircraft.

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A Ukrainian Navy Mi-2MSB-V assault helicopter, based off of the Soviet Mi-2, features armament capability, new engine, electronics, etc.

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The Gyurza-M-class gunboat.

Ukrainian Navy Frigate Hetman Sahaidachny, a Krivak III-class Frigate, which would be under a Coastal Tech Tree.

  • Incorporated into the tree are Georgian vehicles to assist in filling gaps and differentiating from the in-game USSR tree.
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In-game:

  • Ukraine has many unique vehicles that have a home in-game. Way to many vehicles in order to be placed as a sub-tree within any nation therefore here is an opportunity to add Ukraine as an independent tree in-game. In order to prevent excessive copy and paste (which is inevitable as Ukraine was a Soviet Socialist Republic/part of the Soviet Union), the tree would start similarly to Israel, beginning at Rank IV.
  • In order to start progressing in the Ukraine Tree, players must reach Rank IV in the USSR Tree.
  • Ukraine can support itself at high ranks with the use of the T-84, and BM-Oplot which has similar capabilities to other MBT’s at Rank VII.

Arguments/Disclaimers:

List of Vehicles

  • Light Vehicles:
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  • BRM-1K

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A BRM-1K on display.

  • Role: Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 73mm 2A28 Grom Semi-automatic Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BRM-1K is a reconnaissance vehicle that based off of the BMP-1 already found in-game under the USSR tree. The vehicle would perform exactly like the BMP-1 with the lack of an ATGM launcher.

BMP-1

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A BMP-1 at the Lviv Armored Plant.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 73mm 2A28 Grom Semi-automatic Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 9M113/9M113M Konkurs ATGM
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BMP-1 is an infantry fighting vehicle already found in-game under the USSR tree. A main take away is that it can be upgraded to the BMP-1P.

BMD-1

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A BMD-1 at a military checkpoint.

  • Role: Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 73mm 2A28 Grom Semi-automatic Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 9M113/9M113M Konkurs ATGM
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BMD-1 is very similar to the BMP-1 but has several key differences. It is smaller, faster, and can change its height thanks to its variable suspension. The BMD-1 can be upgraded to the BMD-1P.

BMP-2

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BMP-2’s that have been restored and prepared for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 30mm 2A42 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 9M113/9M113M Konkurs ATGM
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BMP-2 can be found in-game under the USSR section. The Ukrainian version is identical to the USSR version and can utilize both 9M113 or 9M113M Konkurs missiles.

BTR-3E1

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A BTR-3E1 during Independence Day Celebrations.

  • Role: Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 30mm ZTM-1 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
      • Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BTR-3E1 is an 8x8 APC that is equipped with the BM-3M ‘Shturm’ Combat Module that can be used to target ground and air targets alike. It utilizes a thermal imager for the Gunner, an IR Passive Panoramic sight for the Commander and can quickly move to scout and capture points. It is also amphibious. The BTR-3E1 is used by the Ukrainian Army as well as the Royal Thai Army.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

BTR-3DA

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A BTR-3DA on display.

  • Role: Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 30mm ZTM-1 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
      • Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BTR-3DA is upgraded version of the BTR-3E APC that is equipped with the BM-3M ‘Shturm’ Combat Module that can be used to target ground and air targets alike. It is faster thanks to its new engine, and utilizes a thermal imager for the Gunner, an IR Passive Panoramic sight for the Commander and can quickly move to scout and capture points. It is also amphibious but can trade this capability for 360-degree Bar Armor.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

BMP-1U

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A BMP-1U during a ceremony.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 30mm ZTM-1 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
      • Pre-modification: 9M113/9M113M Konkurs ATGM (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
      • Post-modification: Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BMP-1U is a modified BMP-1 that utilizes the KBA-105 ‘Shkval’ Combat Module. The Combat Module is remote controlled from inside the hull of the vehicle, reducing exposure to the crew. It also features standard night vision, ATGM launchers, laser rangefinder, and a fully stabilized gun. In 2015 an upgrade program commenced upgrading the Shkval module to the KBA-105TB ‘Shkval-A’ which included a new, next-generation thermal imager from Poland and Laser Rangefinder. In-game this vehicle would start off with its standard Shkval Combat Module and can be upgraded to the Shkval-A Combat Module through a Tier IV upgrade. It is also amphibious.
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BMP-1UMD

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A BMP-1UMD on display.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 30mm ZTM-2 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
      • Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BMP-1UMD is the latest iteration of the BMP-1U family. Featuring a new ‘Stylet’ unmanned combat module with enhanced fire control system. The BMP-1UMD utilizes a ZTM-2 30mm autocannon, which is a Ukrainian produced version of the Soviet 2A42 autocannon, the Barrier-212 ATGM system, a KBA-117 30mm automatic grenade launcher, and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. It also received passive armor as well as a new 330hp Deutz TCD2013 L64V Diesel Engine to power critical systems and increase maneuverability.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

BMP-1UM

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A Ukrainian BMP-1UM on display.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • KBA-105TB ‘Shkval-A’ Combat Module
      • Primary: 30mm ZTM-1 Automatic Cannon
      • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
      • Tertiary:
        • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
        • Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
          • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
    • Stylet Combat Module
      • Primary: 30mm ZTM-2 Automatic Cannon
      • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
      • Tertiary:
        • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
        • Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
          • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • A further modification to the Ukrainian BMP-1U, the BMP-1UM features unique upgrades such as Nozh ERA along the sides of the hull, two different powerful turrets both of which utilize a 30mm autocannon as well as the Barrier-212 missile system, and more. The Gunner utilizes an advanced thermal imager, allowing the BMP-1UM to fight at night. The BMP-1UM also replaces its old engine with a new 400hp diesel engine allowing for quick acceleration and higher speeds.
  • Suggestion in the Forum:

BTR-4E (PARUS)

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A BTR-4E featuring the BM-7 Parus Combat Module.

  • Role: Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Armament:
    • BM-7 ‘Parus’ Combat Module
      • Primary: 30mm ZTM-1 Automatic Cannon
      • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
      • Tertiary:
        • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
        • Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
          • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BTR-4 is the ultimate form of the BTR family. Designed with crew safety in mind, the engine was relocated to the front of the vehicle similarly to many Western-style Armored Personnel Carriers. The BTR-4 utilizes the BM-7 ‘Parus’ combat module which utilizes a thermal imager for the Gunner, an IR Passive Panoramic sight for the Commander. It can equip 360-degree Bar Armor for the hull and combat module for additional protection. Using the Bar Armor removes its amphibious capability. The Bar Armor can be a Tier III modification in-game.
  • Special thanks to @YIN67LIV@psn and their BTR-4 suggestion:
  • Medium Vehicles:
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T-34-85

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A T-34-85 on display in Kharkiv.

  • Role: Medium Tank
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 85mm ZiS-S-53 Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The iconic T-34-85 in the Ukraine tree would perform exactly as the in-game T-34-85 found in the USSR tree and would be the reserve vehicle for starting the tree.

T-44

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One of the few working T-44’s on display.

  • Role: Medium Tank
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 85mm ZiS-S-53 Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The T-44 is the same found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same.

T-44-100

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One of two T-44-100 prototypes.

  • Role: Medium Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 100mm D-10T Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-44 -100 is the same found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same.

T-54 (1949)

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A T-54 (1949) on display.

  • Role: Medium Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 100mm D-10T Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-54 (1949) is the same found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same.

T-54 (1947)

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One of the few images of the T-54 (1947).

  • Role: Medium Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 100mm D-10T Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-54 (1947) is the same found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same.

T-55A

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A T-55A on display.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 100mm D-10T Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm SGMT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-55A is the same found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same.

T-55AM

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A T-55AM that’s available in the Ukrspecexport catalogue.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 100mm D-10T Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm SGMT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-55AM is an upgraded T-55A that is offered by Ukrspecexport. It is near identical to the T-55A found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same with the exception of addon Kontact-1 ERA.

T-72A

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A T-72A on display.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-72A is identical to the T-72A found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same.

T-72UA1

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A T-72UA1 in the factory.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-72UA1 is a heavily upgraded T-72B1 that features heavy armor in the form of ERA such as Kontact 1 on the hull and Nozh on the turret. The T-72UA1 lacks the capability to fire GL-ATGM’s but makes up for it in its armor and engine. The T-72UA1 lacks thermal imagers and relies on IR Passive Imagery and Spotlights. Ukraine and Ethiopia are the only customers of the T-72UA1.
  • Special thanks to @YIN67LIV@psn for their T-72UA1 suggestion:

T-72AMT

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A T-72AMT on display during Independence Day Celebrations.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-72AMT is a deep modernization of the T-72A that upgrades armor, mobility, and firepower. The T-72AMT utilizes Nozh ERA and SLAT armor, significantly increasing protection against both Kinetic and Chemical rounds. New tracks were introduced from the T-80, and a new sighting system was introduced, allowing the T-72AMT to fire GL-ATGM’s like the Kombat. The T-72AMT lacks thermal imagers and relies on IR Passive Imagery and Spotlights.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

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A BMT-72 on display.

  • Role: Hybrid Main Battle Tank/Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The BMT-72 is a hybrid main battle tank/heavy IFV prototype developed by Ukraine. The BMT-72 can carry 8 personnel including the 3 crew members and is equipped with Nozh ERA covering the hull and turret. The turret itself is an upgraded T-80UD that was fitted with a Shtora-1 Soft-kill Active Protection System. It was powered by a 6TD-2 turbocharged diesel engine allowing it to maintain mobility even with the extra equipment. In-game, the BMT-72 would be similar to the T-90A in terms of performance and capability, however featuring a longer hull.

T-72MP

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The T-72MP with and without Shtora-1 Soft-kill APS.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-72MP was a modernization program initiated in the 1990’s that improves the T-72A and T-72M, focusing on firepower, mobility, and protection. The T-72MP received the French SAVAN-15MP Fire Control System with integrated VS580 Commander’s Independent Thermal Viewer (CITV), new NOZH ERA covering the Hull and Turret in similar fashion to the T-80UD, optional Shtora-1 Soft-kill APS, and a 6TD Diesel Engine. With the new FCS, the T-72MP could operate in night conditions thanks to its thermal imagers, as well as engage targets at longer distances. The T-72MP would perform well as a close range brawler due to its armor, or snipe targets across the map with ease.

T-64A (1972)

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An early T-64A (1972) main battle tank.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm NSVT Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-64A is identical to the T-64A found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same with the exception of an anti-aircraft gun mount.

T-64B

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A Ukrainian T-64BV during military training.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-64B(V) is identical to the T-64B(V) found in the USSR tree and would perform exactly the same. It is worth noting it would have the BV modification similar to the in-game variant.

T-64BV (Zaslin)

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A Ukrainian T-64BV fitted with the Zaslin Hard-kill Active Protection System.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-64BV (Zaslin) features the Ukrainian Zaslin Hard-kill Protection System capable of shooting missiles down that are either linear, or in a dive-down flight pattern due to its RADAR-based detection modules. Each system carries two charges and must be manually reloaded. This component adds extra protection to the crew, and can function alongside ERA to add a level of dual protection. Other than the Zaslin APS, the T-64BV would perform the same as its in-game counterpart.

T-64BV zr. 2017

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A Ukrainian T-64BV during military training.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-64BV zr. 2017 is an upgraded T-64BV that is near identical to the T-64BV but includes some key upgrades. The T-64BV zr. 2017 incorporates a new Polish next-generation thermal imager as well as maintains Kombat GL-ATGM’s in its autoloader. The T-64BV zr. 2017 removed the IR searchlight and adds other equipment such as new radios, etc. The T-64BV zr. 2017 is one of the cornerstones within the Ukrainian Army.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

T-80BV zr. 2018

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Newly upgraded T-80BV zr. 2018 still in the factory.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-80BV zr. 2018 is an upgraded T-80BV that was developed between 2017 and 2018. The vehicle was developed from the same program of the T-64BV zr. 2017, focusing on improvements such as new Polish next generation thermal imager and electronic equipment for better command and control. In order to differentiate this variant from the standard T-80B(V), this variant, on top of having the newest/enhanced thermal imagers, also utilizes the high penetration Kombat Gun-Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (GL-ATGM).
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

T-64BM1M

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A Ukrainian National Guard T-64BM1M during military training.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-64BM1M is a T-64 variants utilized by the Ukrainian National Guard that is capable of firing a wide range of munitions except GL-ATGM’s. It is equipped with Duplet-2M ERA which is a variant of Nozh ERA for increased protection and features a 1,200hp 6TD-2 Turbocharged Diesel Engine for high mobility. The T-64BM1M is a capable tank and would do well at brawling.
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BMP-64

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An upgraded BMP-64 on display.

  • Role: Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 30mm ZTM-2 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • GSh-23 Twin-barrel Gun
      • Barrier-212 ATGM Launchers (4 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes :
    • The BMP-64 is a Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle or HIFV developed by Ukraine. Utilizing a T-64 hull with Nozh ERA plating, the BMP-64 is heavily armored. The BMP-64 is also equipped with a powerful autocannon, ATGM, and aircraft gun for meeting all types of threats and can engage them night or day thanks to its thermal imager. It also can equip the Zaslin Active Protection System. In-game the BMP-64 would perform well in limited brawling due to its armor and can use its main gun to knock out modules and crew members.
  • Special thanks to @YIN67LIV@psn for their suggestion :

BMPT Strazh

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The BMPT Strazh on display during the 2017 Arms and Security expo.

  • Role: Fire Support Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 2x 30mm ZTM-2 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: 2x KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • Barrier-212 ATGM Launchers (4 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes :
    • The BMPT Strazh is the epitome of close combat fire support. Equipped with 2x 30mm guns, 2x 7.62 machine guns, and 4 powerful ATGMS, the BMPT Strazh can engage ground and air targets alike, shredding them with ease. The Gunner and Commander share a fire control system which includes an integrated thermal imager and electro-optical tracking, allowing the crew to engage targets night or day and lock onto aircraft. The hull is a modified T-64 chassis that can be equipped with Kontact-1/5 or Nozh ERA. The BMPT Strazh’s major flaw is the lack of armor on its combat module. The module itself is limited in protection and can withstand light-to-medium machine gun fire. The BMPT Strazh fares well in CQB environments such as citys or narrow access ways, allowing the vehicle to quickly punish vehicles with overwhelming firepower.
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T-64BM ‘Bulat’

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A T-64BM ‘Bulat’ during a military parade.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-64BM ‘Bulat’ is a major modernization of the T-64B that focuses on improving mobility, protection, and firepower. This is done by replacing the previous engine with a new 5TDFM Diesel Engine, new Nozh/Duplet ERA capable of matching if not surpassing Kontact-5 ERA, and equipping new fire control equipment such as optics and tracking sensors. The T-64BM ‘Bulat’ retains the powerful 125mm main gun and the capability of firing GL-ATGM’s like the 9M119/9M119M Svir/Refleks missiles or the new Kombat missile. The T-64BM ‘Bulat’ is a brawler and would serve well in the front.
  • Special thanks to @YIN67LIV@psn for their suggestion:

T-64BM2 ‘Bulat’

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An newly manufactured T-64BM2 ‘Bulat’ during a military parade.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-64BM2 ‘Bulat’ is a further development of the T-64BM ‘Bulat’ that retains the same features as its predecessor while including new thermal imagers for the Gunner, a raised engine deck and ladder for easier accessibility, SLAT armor for the turret and rear engine compartment to protect against HEAT-shaped charges, and other features for overall crew comfort. The T-64BM2 ‘Bulat’ would perform similarly to its predecessor and would excel at brawling.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

T-84U Oplot

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A T-84U Oplot during t he Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-84U Oplot is a MBT that resulted from the continued development of the T-80UD platform. The T-84U Oplot contains several advantages over the T-80UD, equipping new Nozh ERA blocks, a powerful 1,200hp 6TD-2 Diesel engine, and new electronics such as a thermal imager, Shtora-1 APS, and fire control system. The T-84U Oplot excels at brawling thanks to its powerful armor and main gun, capable of matching many modern main battle tanks.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

Suggestion on the Forum : The T-64BM2 ‘Bulat’ is a further development of the T-64BM ‘Bulat’ that retains the same features as its predecessor while including new thermal imagers for the Gunner, a raised engine deck and ladder for easier accessibility, SLAT armor for the turret and rear engine compartment to protect against HEAT-shaped charges, and other features for overall crew comfort. The T-64BM2 ‘Bulat’ would perform similarly to its predecessor and would excel at brawling.

T-84 Oplot-T

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A T-84 Oplot-T of the Thailand Armed Forcers.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-84 Oplot-T is a modernized T-84 Oplot designed to meet the needs of the Royal Thai Army. It features several improvements shared between this and the Oplot-M, especially in proteftion. Using the latest generation of Duplet ERA and the Shtora-1 active protection system, the Oplot-T can meet and exceed standards used by Western militaries . The T-84 Oplot-T also uses advanced thermal imagers for both the Commander and Gunner, capable of effective night operations. The T-84 Oplot-T is a brawler tank, and can effectively engage other MBT at close range.

T-84 Oplot-M

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  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-84 Oplot-M or BM-Oplot, is the latest variant of the T-84 family. featuring heavy armor made up of Duplet ERA that covers the length of the vehicle and turret. The T-84 Oplot-M features several enhancements in electronics, utilizing the Shtora-1 APS, an advanced thermal imager for the Gunner and a Panoramic Thermal Imager for the Commander. The Oplot-M utilizes the KBA3 smoothbore gun, capable of firing the advanced 3BM44U1/2 APFSDS-T rounds designed to fit within the T-84’s unique autoloader as well as the Kombat GL-ATGM. The T-84 Oplot-M can meet most threats with its many unique capabilities, especially in-game.
  • Special thanks to @Alan_Tovarishch for their suggestion:
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IS-2

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An IS-2 on display at the Kubinka Tank Museum.

  • Role: Heavy Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 122mm D-25T Gun
    • Secondary: 3x 7.62mm DT Machine Guns
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The IS-2 is the same variant used in the USSR tree and would perform the same.

IS-3

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A working IS-3 during a tank event.

  • Role: Heavy Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 122mm D-25T Gun
    • Secondary: 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm DShK Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The IS-3 is the same variant used in the USSR tree and would perform the same.

T-10M

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A T-10M on display in Ukraine.

  • Role: Heavy Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 122mm D-25TA Gun
    • Secondary: 2x 12.7mm DShKM Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 14.5mm KPVT Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes :
    • The T-10M is the same variant used in the USSR tree and would perform the same.
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SU-100

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An SU-100 on display in Ukraine.

  • Role: Tank Destroyer
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 100mm D-10S Gun
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The SU-100 is the same variant used in the USSR tree and would perform the same.

2S1 Gvozdika

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An older image of a Ukrainian 2S1 Gvozdika during a military parade.

  • Role: Self-propelled Gun
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 122mm 2A18 Howitzer
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The 2S1 Gvozdika is a self-propelled howitzer in use by the Ukrainian military. Featuring a powerful 122mm main gun, it can utilize its HE or HEAT-FS rounds to eliminate soft targets and light vehicles. Would perform well as a ‘glass cannon’ in-game until a proper artillery mechanic is created.

2S3M1

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A Ukrainian 2S3M1 Akatsiya alongside other Ukrainian military pieces.

  • Role: Self-propelled Gun
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 152mm D-22 Howitzer
    • Secondary: 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The 2S3M1 is a similar variant to the 2S3 Akatsiya used in the USSR tree and would perform the same with the exception of better sights and the capability to fire guided munitions. This feature should come when artillery is implemented correctly.

2S9 Nona-S

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A Ukrainian 2S9 Nona-S during a military exercise in 2018.

  • Role: Airborne Self-propelled Mortar
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 120mm 2A60 Mortar
    • Secondary: 7.62mm PKM Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The 2S9 Nona-S is a unique Self-Propelled Mortar based upon the BTR-D Armored Personnel Carrier. Capable of adjusting its suspension to position itself over or behind obstacles, and light enough to be air-dropped, the 2S9 Nona-S is capable of rapid response. The 2S9 Nona-S is armed with a 120mm 2A60 Mortar capable of firing a wide variety of explosive projectiles, a direct fire HEAT-FS round dubbed the 3BK19, and smoke rounds. The 2S9 Nona-S would fair well in in-direct fire, capturing points, and ambushing vehicles. The Ukrainian 2S9 Nona-S, unlike modern Russian variants, cannot fire the latest guided munitions.

MT-LB-12

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Two unique versions of the MT-LB that is equipped with an unstabilized MT-12 cannon.

  • Role: Tank Destroyer
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 100mm T-12 Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes
    • The MT-LB-12 is a unique modification to the MT-LB chassis, featuring an unstabilized MT-12 100mm gun that is capable of firing APFSDS-T, HEAT-FS, and other types of modern rounds. The MT-LB-12 has seen a few different iterations. Some include side paneling for the crew to protect them against small arms fire, others still retain the 7.62mm machine gun turret from the original MT-LB. Either way, care must be taken as the crew is exposed and can be taken out utilizing machine gun fire. The MT-LB-12 should be used in a sniper role to maximize its effectiveness.

BTR-RD

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A Ukrainian BTR-RD.

  • Role: Airborne Tank Destroyer
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 9M113/9M113M Konkurs ATGM
    • Secondary: 2x 7.62mm PKB Machine Guns
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The BTR-RD is a modification to the BTR-D that features an ATGM mount that can fire the 9M113 or 9M113M Konkurs/Konkurs-M missiles and is equipped with 2 pintle mounted machine guns. The ATGM mount can support the inclusion of a thermal imager for night operations. The BTR-RD also comes standard with a unique adjustable suspension, allowing crew members to raise or lower the tank to meet mission requirements. This can aid the operator in hiding behind obstacles and hills without exposing the vehicle to harm.

Shturm-S

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A Ukrainian Shturm-S during a firing event.

  • Role: Tank Destroyer/Missile Carrier
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 9M114 Launcher
      • Can fire different variations of the 9M114 missiles.
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The Shturm-S is the same variant used in the USSR tree and would perform the same. It is worth noting that the Ukrainian Shturm-S does not feature an upgrade to a thermal imager or the use of 9M120 Ataka missiles.

Barrier-S

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Barrier-S during trials.

  • Role: Tank Destroyer/Missile Carrier
  • Armament :
    • Primary: RK-2 Missile Launcher
      • Can fire the RK-2P or RK-2POF missiles.
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The Barrier-S is a development of the Shturm-S featuring several upgrades over its predecessor. One of the main upgrades is the new OPSN-I Thermal Imager that includes enhanced tracking features. The optics combined with the new RK-2P missiles greatly enhances the capabilities of the Shturm platform. For situational awareness and concealment, the Barrier-S is equipped with a laser warning receiver and 8x 81mm smoke grenade launchers to protect the crew from laser-guided missiles. The Barrier-S would perform similarly to the Shturm-SM in-game.
  • Suggestion in the forums:

BTR-3E Fire Support Vehicle

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A BTR-3E FSV on display in 2013 at the IDEX Arms Exhibition.

  • Role: Tank Destroyer/Fire Support Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: Cockerill 90LP Rifled Gun
    • Secondary: 7.62mm MAG Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BTR-3E FSV is a unique modification to the BTR-3E platform that includes a Cockerill CSE 90LP Turret that houses a 90mm gun capable of firing a wide variety of ammunition. The BTR-3E FSV can fire APFSDS-T rounds, HEAT-FS rounds, Smoke rounds, the Falarick-90 GL-ATGM, and more. In-game, this vehicle would perform similarly to the Centauro’s found in the Italian Tech Tree, acting as a scout as well as providing flanking fire support due to its high mobility…
  • Special thanks to @WayOfTheWolk for their suggestion:

9P148 Konkurs

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A 9P148 Konkurs ATGM carrier.

  • Role: Tank Destroyer/Missile Carrier
  • Armament :
    • Primary: ATGM Quad-Launcher (4x missiles ready-to-fire)
      • Can fire the 9M113 or 9M113M Konkurs/Konkurs-M missiles.
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The 9P148 Konkurs is a 4x4 missile carrier based of the BRDM-2 platform that is in use with the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Featuring a bank of 9M113 Konkurs missiles, the 9P148 can rapidly position itself to fire at potential targets due to its high mobility. The 9P148 does not have a thermal imager but can be upgraded to receive one with the 1PN66 Imager upgrade.

BTR-70DI (Zaslin APS)

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The BTR-70DI without the Zaslin installed. Note the rubber skirt on the side of the vehicle where the Zaslin is easily installed into.

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A BTR-7DI on display with the Zaslin equipped.

  • Role: Tank Destroyer/Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 14.5mm KPVT Heavy Machine Gun
    • Secondary: 7.62mm PKT Coaxial Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • KBA-117 30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
      • Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • Developed by the Ukrainian Defense Industry, the BTR-70DI or also known as the BTR-7 is a modified BTR-70 that features several upgrades over its predecessor. The BTR-70DI is equipped with a combat module known as the ‘Bug’, it features a dual stabilized 14.5mm KPVT HMG, 7.62mm coaxial, 30mm grenade launcher, and the Barrier-212 missile system with 2x ready-to-fire missiles. It also uses 2x FPT IVECO Tector R4 engines, each producing 150hp to maneuver the vehicle. Lastly, the vehicle uses the Zaslin hard-kill active protection system, capable of protecting the crew from incoming anti-tank guided missiles. Additional day/night sights and laser rangefinder are installed for the Gunner and a Panoramic Sight with IR capability for the Commander is installed. The BTR-70DI can also equip other combat modules such as the ‘Ingul’ or the ‘Calm’ combat modules which house 30mm automatic cannons (ZTM-1/ZTM-2 which are based off of the 2A72 and 2A42 30mm automatic cannons respectively).

BTR-3RK

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A BTR-3RK utilized by the Royal Thai Army.

  • Role: Tank Destroyer/Missile Carrier

  • Armament :

    • Primary: Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (4 missiles ready-to-fire)
      • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:

    • Developed by the Ukrainian Defense Industry, the BTR-3RK was designed for export purposes with the Royal Thai Army accepting the BTR-3RK into service along its fleet of BTR-3E1’s. The BTR-3RK is a dedicated missile carrier designed on the BTR-3 chassis that features the Barrier-212 ATGM system. This system has 4x ready-to-fire RK-2 missiles that can be used to target different types of threats. Best used as an ambush platform due to its high speed, utilizing cover along the way.
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  • MT-LB-T-23-2

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A Ukrainian MT-LB-T-23-2 on display.

  • Role: Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun
  • Armament :
    • Primary: ZSU-23-2 Anti-aircraft Gun
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The MT-LB-T-23-2 is a modification to the MT-LB tracked armored personnel carrier and features a twin ZSU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun similar to the BTR-ZD found in-game.

BTR-94

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A BTR-94 deployed on checkpoint duties.

  • Role: Fire Support Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 2x 23mm 2A7M Automatic Cannons
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BTR-94 is a Ukrainian modified BTR-80 that houses the BAU-23x2 combat module, featuring 2x 2A7M automatic cannons that excel at fire support and targeting of low flying aircraft and helicopters. The BTR-94 was exported to Iraq and Jordan.

ZSU-57-2

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An older ZSU-57-2 on display.

  • Role: Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 2x 57mm S-68A Automatic Cannons
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The ZSU-57-2 is the same variant that is found in the USSR tree. There is no difference between this vehicle and the USSR variant.

ZSU-23-4M3

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A Ukrainian ZSU-23-4M3 being transported via flatbed.

  • Role : Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 4x 23mm 2A7M Automatic Cannons/AZP-23M Gun System
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The ZSU-23-4M3 is very similar to the base ZSU-23-4 that is found in the USSR tree. There is no major in-game difference between this vehicle and the USSR variant other than cosmetic changes.

9K31 Strela-1

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A Strela-1 on display at a military museum.

  • Role : Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 9M31/9M31M Strela-1 Missiles (4x ready-to-fire)
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • Based on the BRDM-2 platform, the 9K31 Strela-1 is an early short-range air defense system designed to be mobile and able to fire the 9M31 and 9M31M missiles. These missiles are limited however, and should be used against early jet aircraft and propeller driven aircraft.

9K35 Strela-10M3

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A 9K35M Strela-10M3 on display.

  • Role : Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 9M37M Strela-10 Missiles (4x ready-to-fire)
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • Based on the MT-LB platform, the 9K35 Strela-10M3 is a modern short-range air defense system designed to be mobile and able to fire the 9M37M missile. These missiles are much more capable than the Strela-1 missile system, able to engage modern aircraft, helicopters, and drones. Like many SAM vehicles, the Strela-10 does not have the capability to engage ground targets and would recommend on hiding in hard-to-reach locations.

ZSU-23-4M-A1 ‘Rokach’

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A new ZSU-23-4M-A1 ‘Rokach’ on display during an arms exhibition.

  • Role : Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 4x 23mm 2A7M Automatic Cannons/AZP-23M Gun System
    • Secondary: 4x Igla Surface-to-Air Missiles
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The ZSU-23-4M-A1 ‘Rokach’ is a significant upgrade to the ZSU-23-4, featuring a brand new RADAR capable of 360-degree search and tracking as well as a surface-to-air missile rack capable of holding 4x Iglas missiles. Another important upgrade is the use of a new laser rangefinder and advanced thermal imager, granting the vehicle ranging and night operation capabilities. The Rokach retains the powerful 23mm autocannons as the base ZSU-23-4. Other changes are merely cosmetic and won’t change in-game performance.

ZSU-23-4M ‘Donets’

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The ZSU-23-4M ‘Donets’.

  • Role : Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 4x 23mm 2A7M Automatic Cannons
    • Secondary: 4x 9M37M Surface-to-Air Missiles
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The ZSU-23-4M ‘Donets’ is a heavily modified T-80UD main battle tank that replaces the turret with a superstructure and a modified ZSU-23-4M3 turret. This turret utilizes 4x 2A7M 23mm autocannons/AZP-23M Gun System as well as 2x twin banks of 9M37M surface-to-air missiles which have been integrated into the vehicles fire control system. With the armor and turret capabilities, the ZSU-23-4M ‘Donets’ is capable of targeting most air contacts and eliminating them relatively easily. It is worth noting however, despite a new digital fire control system, the RADAR used on the ‘Donets’ is still the same as the ZSU-23-4M3 and is limited in its search due to being unable to rotate 360-degrees.
    • Special thanks to @BowmanFoxOwO for their suggestion.

2S6 Tunguska

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A Ukrainian Armed Forces 2S6 Tunguska during a military parade. Note: The Ukrainian military only used the standard 2S6 and not the modernized variant.

  • Role : Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun
    * Armament:
    * Primary: 2x 30mm 2A38M Automatic Cannons
    * Secondary: 8x 9M311, 9M311K, or 9M311-1 Surface-to-Air Missiles
    * Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The 2S6 Tunguska is the same as the in-game variant found in the USSR tree. The Ukrainian variant however does not have the thermal imager upgrade.

9K33M3 Osa-AKM

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An Osa-AKM that makes up a sizable portion of Ukrainian air defenses.

  • Role: Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Vehicle
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 4x 9M33M3 Surface-to-Air Missiles
    • Secondary: N/A
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The 9K33M3 Osa-AKM is a Soviet era air-defense vehicle capable of engaging targets out to 15km with an altitude of 12km. This is due to the introduction of the 9M33M3 missile as well as enhanced RADAR capability. The Osa-AKM is used widely used by ex-Soviet/Warsaw Pact nations and continues to be a cornerstone in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The Osa-AKM would be the peak of air defense vehicles, being able to target aircraft throughout the map. The Osa-AKM however, lacks the capability to engage ground targets. Caution must be taken because of this, as well as the vehicles size.
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T-34-85 no. 33

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T-34-85 no. 33 on display in Kharkiv.

  • Role: Medium Tank
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 85mm ZiS-S-53 Cannon
    • Secondary: 7.62mm DT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • This T-34-85 is located in Kharkiv and is a remnant of World War II. Featuring a parade color scheme, the T-34-85 no. 33 is a solid premium to help reinforce the starting ranks.

(GE) BRDM-2 (2A14)

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A Georgian BRDM-2 (2A14) on display.

  • Role: Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • DRWS-2 Remote Weapon Station
      • Primary: 23x152mmB 2A14 Autocannon
      • Secondary: 7.62x54mmR ПКТ Coaxial Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BRDM-2 (2A14) is a modified BRDM-2 of the Georgian Army that equips a DRWS-2 Remote Weapon Station which includes a stabilized 23mm main gun, thermal imager, and coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. This vehicle excels at scouting and would fair well in capturing points and offering teammates concealment due to its 8x 81mm smoke grenade launchers.
  • Suggestion in the Forum:

(GE) LAZIKA

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A Georgian LAZIKA Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • DRWS-2 Remote Weapon Station
      • Primary: 23x152mmB 2A14 Autocannon
      • Secondary: 7.62x54mmR ПКТ Coaxial Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes:
    • The LAZIKA is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle developed by STC for the Georgian Army and export customers. Based off of the BMP-2 chassis, it equips a DRWS-2 Remote Weapon Station which includes a stabilized 23mm main gun, thermal imager, and coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. Future variants will include ATGM launcher, Self-propelled Mortar, or other variants. The LAZIKA features heavy army and firepower, able to hold its own with its powerful 23mm gun and night vision technology.
  • Suggestion in the Forum:

BMD-2

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A Ukrainian BMD-2 during a military parade.

  • Role: Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 30mm 2A42 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 9M113/9M113M Konkurs ATGM
  • Additional Notes:
    • Developed by the Soviet Union, the BMD-2 shares a lot of similarities to the BMP-2 in-terms of firepower. Other than that, the platform is completely different, utilizing a light hull for rapid maneuverability as well as adjustable suspension. This can be used to position itself behind lower cover.

BMP-1TS

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A BMP-1TS firing an RK-2 missile.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament:
    • 30mm ZTM-1 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
      • Pre-modification: 9M113/9M113M Konkurs ATGM (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
      • Post-modification: Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BMP-1TS is another upgraded version of the BMP-1. Featuring a new fire control system that allows for enhanced tracking capability as well as new thermal imaging system for the Gunner, the BMP-1TS performs well at scouting, flanking, and targeting low-flying aircraft. It is also amphibious.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

Object 432

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The Object 432 main battle tank.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 115mm D-68 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: N/A
  • Additional Notes :
    • The Object 432, also known as the T-64 (1964), is the first iteration of the modern T-64 main battle tank developed in the Soviet Union. Developed at the Malyshev Plant in the Ukrainian SSR, the Object 432 features a D-68 (also known as the 2A21) 115mm smoothbore gun that was capable of firing several different types of rounds such as early APFSDS-T, HEAT-FS, HE-FRAG, and Armor Piercing rounds. The Object 432 itself wouldn’t be mass produced until the T-64A variant was developed. The 115mm gun was dropped in favor of the 2A46 125mm gun found on most Soviet and post-Soviet main battle tanks. The Object 432 would make an interesting premium, offering some armor at the 8.7 battle rating to help players build a source of SL and RP.

(GE) T-72 SIM-1

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The T-72 SIM-1 of the Georgian Army.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: 12.7mm NVST Anti-Aircraft Machine
  • Additional Notes:
    • An upgraded T-72B of the Georgian Army, the T-72 SIM-1 features several enhancements including the Polish SKO-1T DRAWA-T Fire Control System with advanced Laser Rangefinder, as well as several enhancements from Israel’s Elbit Systems. The T-72 SIM-1 is also equipped with the capability to fire Ukrainian ‘Kombat’ GL-ATGM’s, which it purchased from Ukraine in the early 2010’s.
  • Suggestion on the Forum:

T-64E

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A T-64E during testing.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBA3 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • KT-12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun
      • GSh-23 Twin-barrel Gun
  • Additional Notes:
    • Developed by the Ukrainian Defense Industry, the T-64E was an ambitious upgrade program to enhance the T-64 chassis. Equipped with Thermal Imagers for the Commander and Gunner, the T-64E can track potential targets in day or night conditions. Not to mention the T-64E is equipped with newer generation Nozh ERA paneling designed to protect the crew from more modern tank rounds. The T-64E is equipped with multiple types of weapons such as its original 125mm main gun, a twin barrel GSh-23, and more. The T-64E is a great brawler tank and would fair well as a premium counterpart to other 10.0 tanks.
  • Special thanks to @YIN67LIV@psn for their suggestion:
  • Squadron:
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BTR-4A (GROM)

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A Ukrainian Army BTR-4A featuring the GROM Combat Module.

  • Role: Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Armament:
    • GROM Combat Module
      • Primary: 30mm ZTM-2 Automatic Cannon
      • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
      • Tertiary:
        • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
        • 9M113M Konkurs-M ATGM Launcher (4 missiles ready-to-fire)
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BTR-4 is the ultimate form of the BTR family. Designed with crew safety in mind, the engine was relocated to the front of the vehicle similarly to many Western-style Armored Personnel Carriers. The BTR-4A utilizes the GROM combat module which utilizes a thermal imager for the Gunner. The GROM combat module features 4x ready-to-fire Konkurs-M missiles with over 800mm of RHA behind ERA penetration, a powerful ZTM-2 30mm cannon (which is a Ukrainian produced version of the 2A42), a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, and a 30mm KBA-117 automatic grenade launcher to combat any threat. The vehicle has a very high profile, however since it uses a remote weapon station, can use its height to peer over obstacles and eliminate threats without exposing the hull.
  • Special thanks to @YIN67LIV@psn and their suggestion:

T-84-120 ‘Yatagan’

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A T-84-120 ‘Yatagan’ during a military parade.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 120mm KBM-2 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes:
    • One of the most radical Ukrainian main battle tank designs, the T-84-120 ‘Yatagan’ was developed to meet the needs to the Turkish Army. Featuring a KBM-2 120mm main gun with a custom autoloader capable of loading and firing standard NATO ammunitions, the Yatagan is a significant change from its other counterparts. Other than the main gun, the Yatagan retains similar capabilities to the T-84U Oplot, utilizing heavy Nozh ERA capable of withstanding modern tank rounds and shaped charges. Additional protection comes in the form of the Shtora-1 APS that is mounted on the turret and offers LWS protection. The Yatagan fulfills a similar role to the T-84U Oplot.
  • Suggestion in the Forum:
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BMP-3

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A rare image of Ukrainian BMP-3’s.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 100mm 2A70 Gun/Launcher
      • Fires the 9M117 ‘Bastion’ and 9M117M ‘Kan’ GL-ATGM’s.
    • Secondary: 30mm 2A72 Automatic Cannon
    • Tertiary: 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes:
    • The BMP-3 is actively used by the Ukrainian Army and is the same variant found in the USSR tree. Its performance would be exactly the same as found in-game.

Kevlar-E

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The Kevlar-E on display.

  • Role: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 30mm ZTM-1 Automatic Cannon
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary:
      • 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher
      • Barrier-212 ATGM Launcher (2 missiles ready-to-fire)
        • Can fire the Tandem-HEAT RK-2S missile or RK-2OF HE-FRAG missile.
  • Additional Notes:
    • The Kevlar-E is a unique new BMP designed off of the 2S1 Gvodika chassis. Utilizing the spacious hull, front engine location, as well as spaced armor, the Kevlar-E was designed to fit the needs of the crew and attached personnel. The Kevlar-E utilizes the BM-3M Shturm combat module which is equipped with 2 ready-to-fire RK-2 anti-tank guided missiles, a 30mm KBA-117 Automatic Grenade Launcher, a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun, as well as a 30mm ZTM-1 automatic cannon. The Kevlar-E is a unique vehicle, but should be used with caution like other IFV’s due to its limited armor. Best used in a scouting role.
  • Suggestion in the Forum:

T-55AGM

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A T-55AGM during testing.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm KBM-1 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes:
    • The T-55AGM is a heavily modified T-55A main battle tank that has several improvements over the base version. The vehicle includes a new 125mm (or 120mm) smoothbore gun, a 850hp 5TDFM diesel engine, new transmission, a rear mounted autoloader capable of 8rds/min, as well as Nozh ERA blocks covering the vehicles main weak points. The T-55AGM is also equipped with a Laser Warning Receiver to alert the crew of laser-guided weaponry or targeting. The T-55AGM can also utilize Gun-Launched Anti-tank Guided Missiles or GL-ATGM. The T-55AGM package can be applied to any T-55 or Type 59 variant.
  • Special thanks to @YIN67LIV@psn for their suggestion:

T-80UD ‘Bereza’

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A T-80UD on display at a military museum in Russia.

  • Role: Main Battle Tank
  • Armament :
    • Primary: 125mm 2A46M-1 Smoothbore Gun
    • Secondary: KT-7.62mm Machine Gun
    • Tertiary: KT-12.7mm Machine Gun
  • Additional Notes:
    • The T-80UD is a modification of the T-80U that retains all of the same features with the exception of a powerful 1,000hp 6TD-1 Diesel Engine instead of the gas turbine, focusing on fuel efficiency. The T-80UD was the predecessor to all T-84 variants. The T-80UD would perform similarly to the T-80U minus the mobility and thermal imager
  • Suggestion in the Forum:
  • Drones:
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A1-SM Fury

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The A1-SM Furry on display.

  • Role: Scout Drone
  • Armament: N/A
  • Additional Notes:
    • The A1-SM Fury is a small reconnaissance drone in service with the Ukrainian military. The drone can be deployed from light vehicles in-game.

Bayraktar TB2

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A Ukrainian Navy TB2 on a runway.

  • Role: Scout/Strike Drone
  • Armament:
    • UMTAS Anti-tank Missiles
    • 70mm Roketsan Cirit Rockets
    • TUBITAK-SAGE BOZOK Laser-guided Missiles
    • Various Bombs and other munitions.
  • Additional Notes:
    • Developed by Baykar in Türkiye, the TB2 is a reconnaissance/strike drone capable of long distance recon and is equipped with 4x wing-mounted pylons that can be armed with various bombs and munitions. The TB2 is primarily used by the Turkish Army, with other users being the Ukrainian Navy and Armed Forces of Azerbaijan.

Honorable Mentions/Future Additions:

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  • Object 477A1 ‘Nota’
  • Object 477A ‘Molot’
  • Object 477 ’Bokser’
  • PT-91 Twardy
  • T-84 Oplot-P
  • BTMP-84
  • Object 488
  • T-80UD (Drozd APS)
  • Object 478B
  • Object 478DU
  • Object 478DU2
  • Object 478DU4
  • Object 478DU5
  • T-72E
  • T-72AMG
  • T-72UMG
  • T-72AG
  • T-72AB
  • T-72B1
  • T-72M1R
  • T-72M1
  • T-64BV zr. 2022
  • T-64B1M
  • T-64B1
  • T-62AGM
  • T-62M
  • T-62
  • T-55-64
  • M-55S
  • BMP-55
  • BMP-1M
  • BM-AB-13
  • OT-62 ‘Topas’
  • Azovets Armored Fighting Vehicle
  • Scorpion KASTET
  • BMP Duplet
  • M-80A
  • BTR-4MV1
  • BTR-80 ‘Joker’
  • BTR-70-KBA-2 zr. 2004
  • MT-LBR7
  • MT-LBMSh (Myanmar)
  • Otaman-3
  • Varan IFV
  • SBA Novator ‘Amulet’
  • BRDM-2 ‘Amulet’
  • BRDM-2T-23-2
  • Gepard 1A2
  • Stormer HVM
  • 9K330 Tor-M
  • Various Self-Propelled Artillery Pieces (not going to list as there’s not many practical reasons to add a lot of artillery yet).

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I am in favor, although I would not like having to use a few tanks that are already in other nations. In any case, another option would be to take away the East German tanks from Germany, and add the Ukrainian tanks in their place, putting some T64BV bulat, the T84 oplot, some wheeled vehicle and some other vehicle updated by Ukraine.

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+1 I would love so see a Ukrainian tree be added in at some point

Also one thing I came across online that honestly I think might be of interest of the suggestion is a interesting model of the T-80UD, not too long ago I came across images of a T-80UD with Kontakt 1 ERA which the images described as an early version, I think that would honestly be interesting to see as apart of such a tree but I don’t think it would be easy for me to find any information on those vehicles and I only found images of two vehicles however most which I found were of models however I though it might still be worth mentioning.

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Definetly need to see Ukraine and other post-USSR nations better represented in the game. I think many would enjoy and prefer having options besides the soviets, especially as we enter a more current chronological era

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I would main this tree the instant it would become available.

Also not to mention they would be able to get Leo’s with ERA, how cool is that?

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“Bohdan” tank: This tank was also developed by the Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch”. It is a lighter and more maneuverable alternative to heavy tanks, has modern fire control and protection systems.

Dozor-B tank: This is an armored car developed by the Ukrainian company Ukroboronprom. It is designed to perform various tasks, including reconnaissance and border protection.

Tank “Varta”: This tank is also developed by the company “Ukroboronprom”. It has a modular design that allows you to quickly change its armament and functionality depending on the task.

There are also not enough Western
Tanks:
Leopard 2
Challenger 2
LT
M2A2 ODS Bradley
AMX-10 RC
Marder
FV103 Spartan

Gepard (AntiAir)

Tank KV (Kliment Voroshilov): This heavy tank was developed at the Kharkiv Tractor Plant in the late 1930s. It had powerful armor and guns, and was designed to overcome fortified defensive lines.

Tank “OT-26”: This flamethrower tank was developed in Ukraine during the Second World War. It was based on the chassis of the T-26 tank and had an installed flamethrower for attacking the enemy with the help of fire.

Do not forget that the design bureau KB-2_Tank KV (Kliment Voroshilov): This heavy tank was developed at the Kharkiv Tractor Plant in the late 1930s. It had powerful armor and guns, and was designed to overcome fortified defensive lines.

Tank “OT-26”: This flamethrower tank was developed in Ukraine during the Second World War. It was based on the chassis of the T-26 tank and had an installed flamethrower for attacking the enemy with the help of fire.

Do not forget that the design bureau (KB-2), also known as the Kharkiv Machine Building Plant named after Malysheva, in Kharkov, Ukraine, is known for its tank designs. Here are some of them:

T-34: Kharkiv machine-building plant named after Malysheva was one of the main centers of development and production of the T-34 tank, one of the most famous and influential tanks in history. The T-34 was developed by Mikhail Koshkin and Alexei Morozov based on the KB-2 project and was equipped with advanced technical solutions, such as inclined armor and a powerful gun. (clarification Although the T-34 was “invented” in Moscow precisely in (KB-2) They brought the drawings to mind, for which the corresponding awards were received.
It is worth noting that at the beginning of World War II (Summer 1941), 60% of the capacity of the tank plant (KB-2) in Kharkov was evacuated to Nizhny Tagil to Uralvagonzavod

T-44: KB-2 also developed and produced the T-44 tank, which was developed at the end of World War II and became the successor to the T-34. And the T-44 had a lower profile, improved armor and a more powerful gun.

T-54/55: Kharkiv Machine-Building Plant was also involved in the development and production of T-54 and T-55 tanks, which became one of the most mass-produced and widely exported tanks in history. These tanks had improved firepower, protection and mobility., also known as

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agreed. You cannot make a Ukraine tree without the Lend-Lease vehicles. This is on par with making a China tree without foreign vehicles.

Since OP did not mention it, for any future posters, please keep politics OUT of the thread. this is strictly for the feasibility of such a tree, and whether you would want to see it, not because of political sensitivity.

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yea, it will be great

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greaaaaat i like it

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I agree, and I’m from Ukraine.
It is forbidden to discuss politics on the forum.
But by the way, this did not prevent Russian players from voting against.

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Despite the IRL issue, it’s too identical to the current tech tree so I don’t think this would be a good idea unless most of the vehicles are unique.

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I had no doubt that there would be a similar answer.
The problem is that when something was invented in the Soviet Union, the Russians attributed it to themselves.
And the fact that they copied the tank or worked on the equipment is also “their” merit.
Simply, if you take away from them the equipment that was invented in other countries or republics even in the Soviet Union, then the number of aircraft, equipment and fleet will be reduced by 50%
And I do not want to minimize the role of Soviet designers, but I would like to remind you that the Soviet Union is a union of countries and not “one big country”
With such logic as they have, it is possible to use a technique that is not included in the Warsaw Pact
connect into one tree of development

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Remove all tanks made by Ukraine or produced by Ukraine in USSR tree and suddenly Ukrainian tech tree is both unique and almost superior besides modern stuff, and non-unique but superior if you use the same rules of added vehicles and give them all tanks that they’re also using.

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It is difficult but possible, but then the branch of the USSR will be left with many tanks
Because the Ukrainian factory (KB-2) was renovated in 1895.
tanks and tractors have been built since 1927
BT-2 BT-5 BT-7 BT-7A this is John Christy (USA) original name M1931
T26 Vickers Mk E (UK)

The rest of the tanks and projects were copies or modifications of copies

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Well I was a big supporter of this on the old forums and I’ll definitely be a big supporter here on the new forums as well so big +100

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I will be updating this suggestion eventually but first I have to move all my other suggestions from the old forum. Stay tuned 🤙

Edit: By the way, thanks to everyone for their willingness to participate in the vote and provide solid feedback. Over 600 people took part! Here is the poll from the old forum:


I look forward to the new feedback we’ll get once the suggestion is updated.

Old forum suggestion link:

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Fully agreed

China gets Tawainese vehicles, and has the F16 and the M1A2T SepV2 has been passed for dev…

Absolutely would make sense. The Ukrainian Tree in my mind is essentially the USSRs version of the Israeli tree to the US.

And its funny how much this is being Polled as “No”. This is clearly only coming from politics, or people who are zealous in wanting all of these cool upgraded Ukrainian gadgets in the USSR tree. The USSR Tree is the largest powerhouse in the game in all its respects right now.

I think once the USSR tree broke post 1991, and now they turned into a modern Russian tree, the proverbial foot has been shot. There’s no way Gaijin in their right minds should ever put Ukrainian, Polish, Finnish, and Czech vehicles in that tree. The addition of the Prada shoudl be reverted, its all not needed, and a grey area

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I think it will change, my previous post I posted the poll from the old forum. Over 600 people voted with a solid 2/3rds+ voting in favor.

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But this is all moot once we broke 1991. Its not a USSR tree anymore, its a Russian Fed tree, which starts from the Red Army era. Thats akin to saying russia should also get Polish and Czech and Eastern german vehicles.

Just like China claims Tawain, a “Soviet claim” is no different. But the Soviet union and the warsaw pact are both dissolved. Gaijin made things wierd when they went post '91. But saying modern and independent Ukr vehicles should go into the Rus tree which is already a powerhouse or be put in a combined no longer existing warsaw tree is sort of laughable.

Another comparison is saying add Korea, Phillipines and Japan to an ASEAN tree. Terrible idea. Or N and S Korean Combined tree.

Frankly N Korea should be in the Chinese tree, and Tawain should be in a Tawainese Phillipean tree or just not in the game at all. Somethings just dont need to be added. Adding the ROC line was silly and just purely detracted from the US tree.

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Tbf there is already a NK premium plane in china

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