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BMPV-64

Prototype heavy armored personnel carrier

BMPV-64 heavy APC

The BMPV-64 heavy armored personnel carrier is a conversion of the T-64 main battle tank

 
 
Entered service ?
Crew 3 men
Personnel up to 12 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 34.5 t
Length 6.5 m
Width 3.3 m
Height 1.95 m
Armament
Main gun 30-mm
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Mobility
Engine 5TDF diesel
Engine power 700 hp
Maximum road speed 60 km/h
Range 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 2.7 m
Fording 1.4 m

 

   The BMPV-64 heavy armored personnel carrier was developed in Ukraine as a private venture. First prototype was completed in 2005. This vehicle is a conversion of the T-64 main battle tank. Ukrainian Army operates several thousands of these MBTs. The T-64 was a very advanced design at its time and had never been exported. The BMPV-64 heavy APC is designed to transport and support infantry, primarily in urban areas.

   The BMPV-64 has a composite armor, fitted with new Ukrainian add-on Nozh explosive reactive armor blocks. Bottom of the hull was strengthened for improved mine protection. Tracks of the BMPV-64 survive 4 kg anti-tank mine blast. Furthermore this heavy APC can be fitted with Zaslon active protection system. It is claimed that vehicle has protection equal to most MBTs.

   Prototype of this heavy armored personnel carrier is fitted with remotely controlled weapon station, armed with 30-mm cannon and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Vehicle is also proposed with a single remotely-controlled 12.7-mm machine gun.

   Engine of the BMPV-64 is located at the front. Designers swapped front end of the vehicle with the rear, so this heavy APC is actually driving backwards comparing with the T-64. The same solution was used on Jordanian Temsah. A front-mounted engine provides additional protection and made space in the rear for the troops. Occupants enter and exit the vehicle via the rear doors.

   The BMPV-64 is powered by the 5TDF multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 700 hp. It is original engine of the T-64 MBT, however it is very unreliable and has short service life. Vehicle is also proposed with Ukrainian 5TDFE diesel (850-900 hp) and 6TD diesel (1 000 hp).

   A number of variants are proposed, such as command vehicle, 120-mm mortar carrier, recovery vehicle, multiple launch rocket system and other.

   Some of these images were sent us by MOHAMMAD NOGHUY

   Thank you Mohammad!

 

Video of the BMPV-64 heavy armored personnel carrier

 

 
BMPV-64 heavy APC

BMPV-64 heavy APC

BMPV-64 heavy APC

BMPV-64 heavy APC

BMPV-64 heavy APC

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