1/700 Scale Modern Russian T-64A Mod.1976 Main Battle Tank.
Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
T-64A Mod.1976 Main Battle Tank
- 10x T-64A Mod.1976 Main Battle Tanks
is a Soviet
second-generation main battle tank
introduced in the early 1960s. It was a more advanced counterpart to the T-62
: the T-64 served tank divisions, while the T-62 supported infantry in motorized rifle divisions. It introduced a number of advanced features including composite armor, a compact engine and transmission, and a smoothbore
125-mm gun equipped with an autoloader to allow the crew to be reduced to three so the tank could be smaller and lighter. In spite of being armed and armored like a heavy tank
, the T-64 weighed only 38 tonnes (42 short tons
; 37 long tons
These features made the T-64 expensive to build, significantly higher than previous generations of Soviet tanks. This was especially true of the power pack. Several proposals were made to improve the T-64 with new engines, but chief designer Alexander Morozov
's political power in Moscow
kept the design in production in spite of any concerns about price. This led to the T-72
being designed as an emergency design, only to be produced in the case of a war, but its 40% lower price led to it entering production in spite of Morozov's objections.
Although the T-62 and the famous T-72
would see much wider use and generally more development, it was the T-64 that formed the basis of subsequent modern Soviet tank designs, such as the T-80
In 1976, the weapons system was improved by mounting a D-81TM (2A46-1), stabilised by a 2E28M2, supplied by an automatic 6ETs10M. The night sight was replaced by a TNPA-65 and the engine could accept different fuels, including diesel fuel, kerosene
or gasoline. The production, first carried on the B variant, stopped in 1980.
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