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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Type Main Battle Tank
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 100× Magazines
Top speed 65 km/h
Fuel capacity 1000 fuel units
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× 2A46M 125 mm
  • 5× 9M119M Refleks ATGM
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 1× KORD 12.7 mm HMG


  • 1× PKT 7.62 mm


  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants None
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The T-90 is a Main Battle Tank used exclusively by the Russian Armed Forces in ArmA 2.


  • Role:
    • Direct fire and manoeuvre
« The GPO Uralvagonzavod T-90 is a Russian main battle tank derived from the T-72 and is the most modern tank in the Russian Ground Forces.
The T-90's main armament is the 2A46M 125 mm smoothbore anti-tank gun. It also carries the PKT - 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and the Kord - 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun.
Armoury Description


The T-90 is a further development of the T-72 Main Battle Tank. It is the latest generation model in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility and protection.

It is armed with a smoothbore 125 mm cannon that can fire a mixture of armour-piercing and high-explosive shells.

The T-90 has a coaxial 7.62 mm medium machine gun that can be used against soft targets in lieu of the main gun, as well as an externally-fitted 12.7 mm heavy machine gun on the top of the turret that can be used by the tank's commander to engage low-flying aircraft.

The standard loadout of the T-90 gives it 23 rounds of armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot (APFSDS) and 22 rounds of high-explosive (HE) shells for the main gun. A total of five SACLOS-guided anti-tank missiles are always available on standby and launch independently of the main cannon (though it is launched from the same barrel).

Meanwhile, the coaxial PKT comes pre-loaded with a 250-round belt box. It has access to a further seven boxes for a combined total of 2,000 rounds. Lastly, the externally mounted KORD comes pre-loaded with a 150 round belt box of 12.7 mm ammunition, with another three boxes left in reserve.

T-90 in motion.

Unlike the more ubiquitous T-72, the T-90 is solely used by the Russian Armed Forces. It is one of the most powerful ground vehicles in ArmA 2, and is unique amongst the other Main Battle Tanks for its ability to load and fire anti-tank missiles from its main cannon.

Notable Traits
Its sole direct competitor is the American M1A1 tank. While not as well-armoured as the Abrams, the T-90's ability to fire gun-launched ATGMs gives it superior range and the ability to simultaneously fire two weapons at the same time by rapidly switching between them (one missile and cannon round).

Crew Capacity
The T-90 has a seating capacity of three personnel for a crew consisting of the driver, gunner and commander.


The T-90 has a base armour value of 800.

Successful strikes to any of the following highlighted sections will inflict full damage to the component:

Green = Hull
Orange = Engine
Light blue = Treads
Maroon = Turret


The hull can take 680 points of damage.


The engine can resist 280 points of damage before failing. A damaged engine will prevent the T-90 from attaining its top speed.


Both tracks can only survive 120 points of damage. Only 30% of damage is transferred onto the T-90's "health" pool.


The turret can incur up to 800 points of damage.


NOTE: For specifics on the 2A46M's munitions, see its related section listed here.

The gunner position controls all weapons except for the KORD heavy machine gun, which is handled by the commander instead.

For optics, both the gunner and commander have access to two fields of view with fixed magnification and can toggle either a day, night or green-hot/black-hot thermal vision mode (the commander utilises black-hot/white-hot instead):



125 mm smoothbore cannon. Can load either HE or AP-type munitions.

It can achieve a fire rate of 12 RPM and has an effective firing range of 2,500 metres. It only requires 1.5 seconds to switch between munition types.

The 2A46M can be manually zeroed beginning at 600 m, rising in 200 m increments all the way up to a maximum of 3000 m.

9M119M Refleks


NOTE: Although fired from the 2A46M's barrel, 9M119M Refleks missiles are treated as a separate "weapon" that has to be switched into (it does not need to be manually loaded).

Damage type Base damage value Maximum speed (m/s)
High-Explosive Anti-Tank 760 500

Gun-launched anti-tank guided missile. Utilises SACLOS for guidance.

It takes 30 seconds before another missile can be launched, but it only takes 5 seconds to rearm all missiles (assuming the T-90's supply has been depleted and is rearming at a logistics vehicle). 9M119M missiles are fired with an initial velocity of 500 m/s but 1.5 seconds after launch, will begin to slow down to only 430 m/s after 6 more seconds of flight time. The warheads have a blast radius of 1.8 metres.

Has the same zeroing ranges as the 2A46M, though it does not actually affect the missile's flight profile.


Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
12 -0.00096 900

Coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun. Effective against infantry and unarmoured ground vehicles at ranges of up to 800 metres away.

It can attain a fire rate of up to 800 RPM and has a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. Accuracy-wise, it always has a fixed dispersion of 0.00125 rad regardless of distance. It takes 5 seconds to reload a fresh linked belt (assuming the T-90 has run out and is rearming at a logistical vehicle).

Optics and zeroing ranges for the PKT are identical to those used by the 2A46M.


Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
28 -0.0006 850

12.7 mm heavy machine gun. It is mounted above the turret and is remotely operated by the commander. Useful against infantry, unarmoured/lightly-armoured ground vehicles and low-flying helicopters.

It can attain a fire rate of up to ~ 697 RPM with a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. It takes 6 seconds to reload a fresh belt box. Accuracy-wise, it has a dispersion of 0.00085 rad at distances of up to 1,200 metres.


  • Contrary to how it was depicted in ArmA 2, the T-90 in real-life was never produced in large numbers and did not actually replace the more common Soviet-era "T-80" MBT in Russian military service. Orders for the T-90 have been halted ever since 2011, and it is highly unlikely that it will ever be restarted.
  • Unlike the M1A1 and M1A2, the T-90's gunner and commander positions were not "upgraded" with the ability to use thermal optics even after the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.
    • This was eventually addressed following the latest Steam version patches (as part of the Community Configuration Project updates). Both the T-90's gunner and commander were finally granted access to thermal vision as part of the patch.


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See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration

Vehicles of ArmA 2
Wheeled 9P117 SCUD-BATVBRDM-2* • BTR-40BTR-60BTR-90BM-21 Grad* • BusCarDingo 2 CZHatchbackHMMWV* • GAZJackal 2 MWMIKKamazLada* • LAV-25Military OffroadMotorcycle* (Old moto) • Mountain bike (Old bike) • MTVR* • Offroad* • Pandur II 8x8 CZPickup* • RM-70S1203SedanStryker (MGS) • SUV (Armored SUV) • T810TractorTouring CarTowing TractorUAZ-469* • Ural* • V3S* • Vodnik
Tracked 2S6M TunguskaAAVP-7A1BMP-2BMP-3BVP-1FV510 WarriorM1 Abrams* (M1A2 TUSK*) • M113M2 BradleyM270 MLRS* • T-34* • T-55T-72* (T-72M4 CZ) • T-90ZSU-23-4*
Rotor-wing AH-1ZAH-6J Little Bird (AH-6X) • AH-11 WildcatAH-64D* (AH-1) • CH-47F Chinook (Chinook HC4) • Ka-52Ka-60Ka-137Merlin HC3MH-6J Little BirdMi-8MTV-3* (Mi-17*) • Mi-24P (Mi-24D*, Mi-24V*) • UH-1Y (UH-1H) • UH-60 Black Hawk (MH-60S)
Fixed-wing A-10 Thunderbolt II* • An-2AV-8B HarrierC-130J Hercules* • F-35 Lightning IIL-159 ALCAL-39ZA (L-39C) • MQ-9 Reaper* • MV-22 OspreyPchela-1TSu-39 (Su-25*) • Su-34
Aquatic CRRCFishing BoatPBXRHIBSmall Boat
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-russianarmedforces.png Russian Armed Forces - Vehicles (ArmA 2)
Wheeled BTR-90BM-21 GradKamazVodnikUAZ-469
Tracked 2S6M TunguskaBMP-3T-72T-90
Rotor-wing Ka-52Mi-8MTV-3 (Mi-8MT) • Mi-24P
Fixed-wing Pchela-1TSu-39Su-34
Aquatic PBX
(Parenthesis) denote variants.