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T-64BV

T-64BV moving into position in Ukraine, 2017

T-64 is a tank of Soviet origin. First introduced in the early 1960s, it became the basis for more modern Russian tanks like the T-80. It brought many revolutionary designs to the world of tanking, namely autoloader, 125mm gun and the ability to fire ATGM's trough the barrel. T-64B is an upgrade from the older T-64A. It is less known than T-62 or T-72 tank designs. It is used by the Ukrainian armed forces. It appears in the game Combat Mission: Black Sea.

Technical informationEdit

  • 125mm smoothbore gun
  • Coaxial 7.62mm MG
  • Pintle mounted, remote controlled 12.7mm NSV
  • Fire control system
  • Automatic loader
  • Weighs 40.3 tons (T-64BV) / 45.0 tons (BM Bulat)
  • Crew: 3 (commander, gunner, driver)
    BM Bulat

    BM Bulat defending a town in Ukraine, 2017

Variants in the gameEdit

Base game (CMBS):

  • T-64BV: Most numerous MBT in Ukraine's inventory. It has improved protection trough the attachment of Kontakt-1 ERA blocks. It also has smoke launchers and a new 125mm cannon. It also has an improved fire control system, stabilizer and autoloader. It is bottom of the stock in tank hierarchy in Black Sea, but it can still be lethal if handled properly.
  • T-64BM Bulat: Extensive upgrade package to prepare T-64 for the modern battlefield. It has Nozh ERA blocks, composite armor in the front of hull and turret and an automatic fire extinguishing system. It can also fire Kombat ATGM trough the barrel. It also has some of the upgrades that the BM Oplot has, namely commander's sight and night vision system.

SourcesEdit

  • Combat Mission: Black Sea game manual