T-72B1 (m.1985)

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T-72B1 m.1985: Medium Tank

Render of the in-game "T-72BV" model


Main gun: 125mm 2A46M
Ammunition Stowage: 22 ready/22 stowed
Default Ammunition "A": 10/10 BM-42 APFSDS, 0/0 BK-18M HEAT, 12/12 OF-26 HEF-T

Coaxial machine gun: 7.62mm PK-T
Ammunition Stowage: 250 ready/1500 stowed
Default Ammunition: 250/1500 7.62mm RU

AAMG: 12.7mm NSVT
Ammunition Stowage: 60 ready/180 stowed
Default Ammunition: 60/180 12.7mm B-32 AP

Grenade Dischargers: System 902A 81mm smoke dischargers
Ammunition Stowage: 8 ready (individual grenades, 4 in each salvo)/0 stowed
Default Ammunition: 8/0 3D6 Smoke

Armor protection:
Frontal Turret Armor: ~520mm vs KE, ~600mm vs HEAT + ERA
Frontal Hull Armor: 190mm-400mm vs KE, 190mm-480mm vs HEAT + ERA
(SB documentation)


Combat Weight: 44.5 tonnes
Length: 6.86m (Hull)
Width: 3.46m
Height 2.2m to turret roof
Engine: 840hp V84-1 V12 diesel
Top Speed: 60kph


Also known a the T-72B1V, the T-72B1 m.1985 is the non-missile firing counterpart to the standard T-72BA. Equipped with the standard Kontact-1 reactive armor suite the modeled version features survivability improvements such as no stowed ammunition, slightly more protection for the ready ammunition in the carousel, and hull sponson fuel tanks filled with sand. Beginning with Steel Beasts Professional version 4.010 the T-72B1 m.1985 may be fully "bombed up" with stowed ammunition, thereby replicating a "combat ready" T-72B1V or T-72S, but with the commensurate greater risk of an ammunition explosion. Note that unlike the T-72B1 m.1984 additional stowed ammunition will not be visible in the interior view.

Beginning with revision 4.156 the T-72B1 m.1985 may be equipped with the Diehl Active Vehicle Protection System (AVePS) to enhance protection against RPG and ATGM threats.

Thermal Signature

T-72B1 m.2012, front-left T-72B1 m.2012, rear-right

Crew Positions

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See the T-72B1 m.1984 page for details as these tanks are functionally identical.


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