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How to model a T-64
Jacques
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 03:33 AM UTC
As Zaloga states in his kit review, the T-64A carried the "flat" extra fuel tanks on the left side and zip storage on the right...there are extra fuel tanks on the -A. It just seems that the usual "drum" fuel tanks did not come into use until later...hence using them on the rear deck if they were indeed used that way. The common use of fuel tanks on brackets off the rear plate was not used, SFAIK, until the -B.
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2013 - 12:55 PM UTC
Hi folks, just thought I'd provide a few scans from Carey Schofield's book "Inside the Soviet Military". The book is rather broad in scope but has some "action" images of equipment on exercise, including these T-64 variants. All images were taken in 1989 IIRC.







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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2013 - 01:15 PM UTC
Here is a question I surprisingly cant find an answer to anywhere. How many links did each track on the T-64A have?
Jacques
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 06:07 AM UTC

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Here is a question I surprisingly cant find an answer to anywhere. How many links did each track on the T-64A have?



Just enough to run around set of running gear! (Ducks and runs away...)

T-64 operator and maintenance manuals state 78 links per side. Your kit "mileage" may vary.
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 09:04 PM UTC
Hi guys! In building a trumpeter t-64 1981 kit. May i ask what is the deaignation for that? Is that an A or B? And how accurate is the kit?

Thanks!
Iking
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:21 PM UTC
Unless I am wrong, I think it is a T-64A m1981. What is the kit #?
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 03:51 PM UTC

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Unless I am wrong, I think it is a T-64A m1981. What is the kit #?



Hi jacques, the kit number is 01579. Thanks a lot comrade!
Jacques
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 08:26 PM UTC
Yup, T-64A m1981.
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 09:52 PM UTC
To represent a T-64AV w/era blocks variant, is the T-64A MOD 1981 (#01579) of trumpeter suitable? Which era blocks of MINIARM should be used? The ERA Bricks "Contact-3" Type-A (#35046) or the Type-B (#35047)
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 02:16 AM UTC

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Yup, T-64A m1981.



Spassiba jacques!

Can i use the fuel drum or leave it off for this variant? I tried searching www for 'т-64' and cant any pics if the t64a with fuel drums:s

Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 04:22 PM UTC
For ERA...The T-64AV will use both Type A and B, but mostly A. Type B was only used in certain areas. Consult references, but also know that Trumpeter has announced both a T-64A with ERA and T-64B with ERA to come out in 2014.

For the fuel cells, if you are referring to the tanks on the rear, they were supposed to be jettisoned or removed before combat. ALL T-64's were meant to use the fuel tanks, so even if you do not see pics of them in use, they were meant to be used.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 09:29 PM UTC

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For ERA...The T-64AV will use both Type A and B, but mostly A. Type B was only used in certain areas. Consult references, but also know that Trumpeter has announced both a T-64A with ERA and T-64B with ERA to come out in 2014.

For the fuel cells, if you are referring to the tanks on the rear, they were supposed to be jettisoned or removed before combat. ALL T-64's were meant to use the fuel tanks, so even if you do not see pics of them in use, they were meant to be used.



Great to know:) thanks comrade! I will put and install the rear fuel drums on my kit:)
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 10:48 PM UTC

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For ERA...The T-64AV will use both Type A and B, but mostly A. Type B was only used in certain areas. Consult references, but also know that Trumpeter has announced both a T-64A with ERA and T-64B with ERA to come out in 2014.


Thanks for the reply! I hope they will release at least one of them but i did not see them in their new catalogue and i was disappointed and searching for alternative plans to build a T-64 WITH ERA!
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 02:42 AM UTC
iking, please remember that for the -A the fuel tanks would be ON the rear deck, NOT on brackets in the back like the T-72. See the photo near the top of this thread page for the idea...I just want to be clear on this, well, as clear as anything can be.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 02:55 AM UTC
Iking, here is a link to army recognition's T-64A page There are several pics showing the fuel tank brackets ON the rear deck and one that shows a tank using them:


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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 03:00 AM UTC

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iking, please remember that for the -A the fuel tanks would be ON the rear deck, NOT on brackets in the back like the T-72. See the photo near the top of this thread page for the idea...I just want to be clear on this, well, as clear as anything can be.



waah!

i built mine like below:


do i have to remove them?

thanks a lot!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 07:56 AM UTC
Perfect! No, I just wanted you to know to do it THAT way. I was afraid my earlier explanation might make you think to build it with the fuel tanks on brackets like the T-72. You did it correctly!
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 12:17 AM UTC

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Perfect! No, I just wanted you to know to do it THAT way. I was afraid my earlier explanation might make you think to build it with the fuel tanks on brackets like the T-72. You did it correctly!



Thanks for the help comrade!
here she is now:


painting to follow on its own thread soon.

thanks again!

Cheers!

Iking
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 12:24 AM UTC
all right ! the snorkels look great !

Sean
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013 - 03:05 AM UTC

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all right ! the snorkels look great !

Sean



thanks sean! your inputs were of great help!

cheers comrade!

iking
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 01:49 AM UTC
Been eyeing this thread for awhile. Some great info (and builds too!). I'm a brailler but a fellow builder suggested I ask here about the best T-? to start a T-64 project. We braille guys aren't fortunate enough to have a -64 in our scale. Thoughts/suggestions please.
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 02:11 AM UTC
Looks like OKB Grigorov have one http://obyekt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/t-64b-model-1981-part-1.html
Also keep an eye on the Ace models forum http://www.acemodel.com.ua/forum/viewforum.php?f=1
for the latest releases in 1/72. I'm typically a 1/35 scale builder myself but check back often here for good project ideas.

Sean
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 02:55 AM UTC
Thanks for the info, didn't know OKB had one though I prefer IM over resin for most models. Guess I can't be too choosey!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:05 AM UTC

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Also know that Trumpeter has announced both a T-64A with ERA and T-64B with ERA to come out in 2014.


You were absolutely correct, dreams sometimes become true: Trumpeter announced it 1/35 T-64BV MOD 1985 February release!
http://www.trumpeter-china.com/a/en/news/20131210/2558.html
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=251958071629460&set=a.251957998296134.1073741932.103526326472636&type=3&theater
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 07:20 PM UTC

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Also know that Trumpeter has announced both a T-64A with ERA and T-64B with ERA to come out in 2014.


You were absolutely correct, dreams sometimes become true: Trumpeter announced it 1/35 T-64BV MOD 1985 February release!


Ok... Nice Tank, but why??
The T-64BV didn't saw any real action... Served only in the USSR (and maybe in the DDR), painted green, and except from drills, it was always clean... or it was not??