Ukrainian T-64 Keeps On Tickin’

This video is unusual for Funker530, in that it starts with the main character (in this case, a Ukrainian T-64BM “Bulat”) getting shot in the face. However, that doesn’t spell the end for the tank or the crew, who simply get on with it.


The BM variant/upgrade of the venerable T-64 MBT first entered Ukrainian service in 2005. Initially mothballed after the conflict in 2014, they were brought back into service during the current war. The Bulat features a 125-millimeter smoothbore main gun (36 rounds standard, with automatic loader) and a range of 2500 meters in the daytime. While the T-64 fleet has been augmented by more modern, Western tanks, as seen in the video, the Ukrainian military can ill afford to lose a Bulat. Luckily, this particular T-64 seems to be the Toyota pickup of tanks- it just keeps on tickin’, despite the abuse.


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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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Published 4 months ago

This video is unusual for Funker530, in that it starts with the main character (in this case, a Ukrainian T-64BM “Bulat”) getting shot in the face. However, that doesn’t spell the end for the tank or the crew, who simply get on with it.


The BM variant/upgrade of the venerable T-64 MBT first entered Ukrainian service in 2005. Initially mothballed after the conflict in 2014, they were brought back into service during the current war. The Bulat features a 125-millimeter smoothbore main gun (36 rounds standard, with automatic loader) and a range of 2500 meters in the daytime. While the T-64 fleet has been augmented by more modern, Western tanks, as seen in the video, the Ukrainian military can ill afford to lose a Bulat. Luckily, this particular T-64 seems to be the Toyota pickup of tanks- it just keeps on tickin’, despite the abuse.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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