T-64

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T-64
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A T-64 tank on display in Aprile 2008
Type Main battle tank
Place o oreegin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1963-present
Uised bi Soviet Union, Belaroushie, Roushie, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Production history
Designer KMDB
Designed 1951–62
Manufacturer Malyshev Factory
Producit 1963-87
Number built ~13,000
Specifications (T-64A[1])
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)
Crew 3

Armour 20–450 mm (0.79–17.72 in) o Glass-reinforced plastic sandwiched atween layers o steel.

ERA plates optional

Main
airmament
D-81T (aka 2A46 derived frae the 2A45 towed antitank gun )125 mm smoothbore gun
Seicontary
airmament
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)
Suspension Torsion bar
Operational
range
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.

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,[2] 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.

T-64s belangin tae the 59t Guards Motor Rifle Diveesion in Moldovae deployed in combat in Mey 1992, this bein the first combat deployment o the tank.[3]

The USSR deployed it wi its heich-readiness units, independent tank regiments, an diveesions based in the GDR an Hungary, an an aa in mony lawer-readiness units.

Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Flag of Transnistria (state).svg 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.[4] 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.[5]



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