- Appears in: Army Wars: Red Tide,
- Used by: Soviet Army
- Weapons: 1 x 125mm 2A46-2 smoothbore gun, 1 x 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun, 12.7mm NSVT or PKT anti-aircraft machine gun
The T-80 entered Soviet Army service in 1976. It was the first tank in the world to have a gas-turbine engine. The T-80 was designed and built to counter American and NATO tanks. It has taken the T-72 main battle tank's place as the backbone of the Soviet Union's ground forces. It is equipped with a 125mm 2A46-2 smoothbore gun, that can kill lightly-armored targets up to 2 miles away. The Soviets are unsure that the tank can take on the new generation of U.S. and NATO main battle tanks. The T-80's variants, such as the T-80U, are upgraded with more armor for better protection.
Army Wars: Red Tide Edit
The T-80 will appear in Army Wars: Red Tide, ready to spearhead the Soviet invasion into West Germany, though not much is currently known.