T-64B

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The T-64B in Steel Beasts Professional

T-64B: Main Battle Tank


Statistics

Main Gun: 125mm 2A46M
Ammunition Stowage: 28 ready/9 stowed
Default Ammunition 'A': 9/3 3BM22 APFSDS-T, 3/1 3BK18M HEAT-T, 12/5 OF-19 HEF-T, 4/0 AT-8 'Songster/Kobra' ATGM


Coaxial machine gun: 7.62mm PK-T
Ammunition Stowage: 250 ready/1000 stowed
Default Ammunition: 250/1000 7.62mm RU


AAMG: 12.7mm NSVT
Ammunition Stowage: 150 ready/150 stowed
Default Ammunition: 150/150 B-32 12.7mm AP


Grenade Dischargers: Grenades
Ammunition Stowage: 2 ready/4 stowed
Default Ammunition: 2/4 Smoke


Armour Protection:
Frontal Turret Armour: 280mm-450mm vs KE, 330mm-510mm vs HEAT
Frontal Hull Armour: 200mm-340mm vs KE, 200mm-420mm vs HEAT
(no information in SB documentation)


Combat Weight: 38 tonnes
Length: 6.45m
Width: 3.37m
Height: 2.17m
Engine Power: 700hp 5TDF diesel
Top Speed: 45kph

General

The T-64B is a further 1976 development of the T-64A. Improvements include:

  • An improved D-81Tm (2A46-2) gun.
  • New stabilization and an improved autoloader.
  • Modernized 1A33 fire control system with ballistic computer, wind sensor, and LRF.
  • The ability to fire the 9M112 "Kobra" (NATO AT-8 “Songster") radio-guided missile.
  • Full length rubber side-skirts replacing the “gill” armour.


The modeled T-64B variant reflects a later 1981 modernization with replacement of the gun by a 2A46M1, yet another stabilizer upgrade and mounting 902A "Tucha-1" smoke grenade launchers on either side of the gun. Originally manufactured in two versions, the base T-64B and the T-64B1, which lacks the ability to fire the AT-8, the base model only represents 1/3 of total production.

Note that the fielding of two different models of T-64B results from Soviet doctrine involving the role of gun-launched ATGMs. As missiles such as the AT-8 are intended for use against enemy attack helicopters and ATGM platforms rather than enemy tanks, their use is restricted to command elements only. For scenario designers this means that a typical Soviet tank company (ten tanks) only has four tanks capable of firing the AT-8: the company commander (T-64BK) and each platoon leader (T-64B x 3) while the rest of the company used the T-64B1. To replicate this, scenario designers should divide existing T-64B platoons in the Mission Editor, remove all AT-8 ammunition on the wing tanks, and recombine the platoons.

Thermal Signature

T-64B TIS image, front-right T-64B TIS image, rear-left

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