T-64

a Soviet second-generation main battle tank and the first tank with an automatic loader and composite armor. 

T-64A

T-64B

Other variants:

T-64AK – commander version, the variant is produced without 12.7mm NSVT machine gun

T-64AM – 6TDF engine, armor upgrade

T-64AV – Kontakt-1 reactive armor (ERA bricks)

Modernizations:

T-64A (1971)

  • OPVT snorkels moved to the back of the turret
  • AT-1 boxes placed on the left side and a kit box placed on the right side of the turret
  • Improved range finder and night sight

T-64A (1972)

  • 12.7mm NSVT remote machine gun for the commander added

T-64A (1975)

  • A new tower with improved armor protection
  • 125mm (2A46-1) smoothbore gun with thermal protection
  • Additional observation devices for gunner and commander
  • Spare parts box placed at the back of the tower

T-64A (1980)

  • Two sets of six smoke grenades Tucha-1
  • Rubber skirts instead of aluminum shields

T-64A (1984)

  • Front hull reinforced by an additional 30mm sheet

Other variants:

T-64BK – commander version, the variant is produced without 12.7mm NSVT machine gun on the top

T-64BM – 6TDF engine

Modernizations:

T-64B (1981)

  • Two sets of six smoke grenades Tucha-2
  • 125mm (2A46M-1) smoothbore gun

T-64B (1984)

  • Front hull reinforced by an additional 30mm sheet

T-64B (2014)

  • The tank is fitted with Kontakt-1 ERA blocks but smoke grenades remain on the same places.

T-64B1

T-64BV

A cheaper version of T-64B without the ability to launch anti-tank guided missiles.

Other variants:

T-64B1K – commander version, the variant is produced without 12.7mm NSVT machine gun on the top

T-64B1V – Kontakt-1 reactive armor (ERA bricks), see T-64BV

T-64B1VK– Kontakt-1 reactive armor, armor upgrade

Modernizations:

The main tank of Ukrainian Forces.

Other variants:

T-64BVK – commander version, the variant is produced without 12.7mm NSVT machine gun on the top

Modernizations:

T-64BV (1987)

  • The number of ERA blocks reduced on each side

T-64BV (2016)

  • Modernized gunner periscope with thermal channels
  • Modernized 5TDF engine

T-64BV (2017)

  • Thermal imagery
  • GPS navigation
  • Digital radio systems

T-64B1M

Ukrainian modernization of T-64B1 originally intended for export but due to War in Donbas, the first batch ended in hands of Ukrainian Forces.

Data Sheet

           
Name T-64A T-64B T-64B1 T-64BV T-55-64BV T-64B1M
Type Main Battle Tank Main Battle Tank Main Battle Tank Main Battle Tank Main Battle Tank Main Battle Tank
In Service 1969 – today 1976 – today 1976 – today 1985 – today n/a 2014 – today
Origin USSR USSR USSR USSR  Ukraine Ukraine
Crew 3 3 3 3  4 3
Main Gun 125mm 2A26 125mm 2A46-2 125mm 2A46M-1 125mm 2A46M-1 100m D10T2S 125mm 2A46M-1
Rounds 37 36  36 36  50 37
AT Missiles no 9K112 Kobra no 9K112 Kobra  n/a no
AA Gun n/a 12.7mm NVST 12.7mm NVST 12.7mm NVST 12.7mm NVST 12.7mm NVST
Engine  5TDF  5TDF  5TDF  5TDF  5TDF  6TD
Range  600 km  600 km  600 km  600 km  600 km  600 km
Speed  60 km/h  60 km/h  60 km/h  60 km/h  60 km/h  65 km/h

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