Tied has been trying to get me to post here for months, and he has finally convinced me to join up. So without further ado here is a post I made on the SA forums since I see there isn't a T-80 thread.
The T-80 MBT was another offshoot of the T-64 program. It entered service around the same time as the new generation of NATO tanks such as the Leopard 2, M1 Abrams and Challenger. While it was a capa
Propably the most interesting was T-80B armour in turret (hull -the same as T-72A)
Psyhical thickness in the thickest place before crew comparment: 715mm
psyhical thickenss at 30. degree from turret centre - 530mm
psyhical thicnes in thinest place whit kvarc "sepcial armour": 520mm
Wery simple armour, heavy weight, but...cheap and effective! Material thickens effectivens is well known (vs. APFSDS and HEAT)
cast steel circa 270-330HB - 0,85 vs APFSDS and HEAT