T-80 Main Battle Tank with 2A46 125mm cannon

2A46 125mm cannon

The 2A46 aka (D-81T) is a 125mm cannon designed for the T-80 and T-90 MBTs. The 2A46 was designed to replase the 115mm cannon of the T-62 and the 125mm cannon on the T-64. It is a powerful cannon and can launch missile and regular cannon rounds. Although the Barrel life is extremely short at only 210rds of Sabot or 840rds with HEAT.

A more modernised one was built for the T-90 and later T-80 Main Battle Tanks. Designated the 2A46M 125mm cannon with a much longer barrel life.