Trumpeter 09592 1/35 Ukraine T-64BM Bulat Main Battle Tank

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The T-64BM Bulat is a Ukrainian upgrade of the ageing Soviet T-64B main battle tank. Ukraine operates over 2 200 of the old T-64 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs). The Bulat was revealed in 1999. Initially two upgrade variants were proposed - the T-64BM (also referred as the T-64U) and the T-64BM2. The T-64BM2 was fitted with new automatic loader, however it had inferior fire control system. Eventually the more advanced T-64BM upgrade was selected. First vehicles were upgraded and delivered to Ukrainian Army units in 2005. In 2014 this MBT saw action during ongoing military conflict in Ukraine. It was widely used during this conflict. However recently all surviving T-64BM tanks were repaired and put to storage. For some reason Ukrainian military command decided not to use these tanks in conflict and rely on the ageing T-64BV tanks.

   Protection was improved by installation of add-on passive and Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA). Composite armor is used at the front of the hull and turret. The T-64BM Bulat is fitted with Ukrainian Nozh modular ERA, which reportedly recommended itself well. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.