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In order to enhance the combat efficiency of in-service T-64 main battle tanks, the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau has developed a comprehensive upgrade package for these tanks.

The package envisages improvements in three key areas of MBT design: mobility, protection and fire control efficiency.

It is possible to upgrade the tanks in any combination of the above-mentioned areas according to the Customer's requirements. 

As an option, various additional systems can be installed, including auxiliary power unit, power pack compartment heat insulation, rapid-action fire suppression system, air conditioning system, KBA3 gun etc.


Parameter description Parameter value
Before modernisation After modernisation
T-64A T-64B Version 1 Version 2
Combat weight (t)  38 42.5 45 45.5
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/t) 18.4 16.5 19 22
Average speed on natural soil (km/h) 35-45 33-24 33-42 40-45
Max speed on road (km/h)  60.5 60.5 60.5 65
Engine capacity (hp) 700 700 850 1000
Max admissible ambient air temperature (degrees Centigrade) 40 40 40 55
Air cleaner maintenance rate (km)  350-400 350-400 up to 1,000 up to 1,000
- against chemical energy attack (high-explosive anti-tank projectiles) 1 1 2 2
- against kinetic energy projectiles (armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot projectiles) 1 1 1.45 1.45

For gunner:

Effective fire range:

- by day

up to 1,700 up to 2,000 up to 2,500 up to 2,500

- at night

up to 600 up to 600 up to 1,500 up to 1,500

Probability of hit when firing a guided missile at a distance of up to 5,000 m 

- - 0.8 0.8

For commander:

Effective fire range:

- by day

no no up to 2000 up to 2000

-  at night

no no up to 800 up to 800

Ability to fire the anti-aircraft machine gun at ground targets

no no yes yes

T-64 Main Battle Tank Upgrade

T-64 Main Battle Tank


T-64 Main Battle Tank


T-64 T-64


Additional historical data: 

BM BULAT - the T-64 Main Battle Tank Upgrade.



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