A T-64 tank on display in Aprile 2008
|Type||Main battle tank|
|Place o oreegin||Soviet Union|
|Uised bi||Soviet Union, Belaroushie, Roushie, Ukraine, Uzbekistan|
|Weicht||38 tonnes (42 short tons; 37 long tons)|
|Length||9.225 m (30 ft 3.2 in) (gun forward)|
|Width||3.415 m (11 ft 2.4 in)|
|Hicht||2.172 m (7 ft 1.5 in)|
|Armour||20–450 mm (0.79–17.72 in) o Glass-reinforced plastic sandwiched atween layers o steel.
ERA plates optional
|D-81T (aka 2A46 derived frae the 2A45 towed antitank gun )125 mm smoothbore gun|
|7.62 mm PKMT coax machine gun, 12.7 mm NSVT antiaircraft machine gun|
|Ingin||5DTF 5-cyl. diesel
700 hp (522 kW)
|Pouer/weicht||18.4 hp/tonne (13.7 kW/ton)|
|500 km (310 mi), 700 km (430 mi) wi freemit tanks|
|Speed||45–60 km/h (28–37 mph) (dependin on the version)|
The T-64 is a Soviet main battle tank, introduced in the early 1960s. It wis a mair advanced coonterpairt tae the T-62: the T-64 served tank diveesions, while the T-62 supportit infantry in motor rifle diveesions. Altho the T-62 an the famed T-72 would see much wider uise an generally mair development, it wis the T-64 that furmed the basis o mair modren Soviet tank designs lik the T-80.
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Service history[eedit | eedit soorce]
The tank remained secret for a lang time, the Wast often confused with the less-evolved T-72 tank. The T-64 was never exported as the technology was , an haes seen anly leemitit combat experience—in the campaigns against Chechen separatists.
The T-64 first entered service in 1967 with the 41st Guards Tank Diveesion in the Kiev Militar Destrict, the suggestion bein that this wis prudent due tae the proximity o the diveesion tae the factory, an signeeficant teethin problems durin induction intae service that required constant presence o factory support personnel wi the diveesion durin acceptance an initial crew an service personnel trainin on the new type.
Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Transnistrie - T-64BVs are in service in nummers 10 tae 15.
- Ukraine – 2,345 wur in service as o 1995, 2,277 as o 2000 an 2,215 as o 2005. Currently around 600 are in service, 900+ in storage and over 90 from those that are in active service are modernized to T64 BM Bulat.
- Uzbekistan – 100 in service as o 2013.
Potential operators[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Peru - T-64s offered bi Ukraine will be pairt o comparative tests done bi the Peruvian Airmy tae find a replacement for their agin T-55s. Atween 120 an 170 tanks mey be acquired. The T-64 is competin against the T-90S, M1A1 Abrams, Leopard 2A4 an A6, an the T-84.
Umwhile operators[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Soviet Union – Passed on tae successor states.
- Roushie Approx. 4000 in 1995. Bi 2013 aw hae been scrapped.[citation needit],
- Belaroushie Unkent nummer in ninetees. Aw hae been scrapped syne.
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