An important date in the history of tanks. February 17, 1961 all works on heavy tanks in the
were cancelled. This day was an officiall start of works on
the object “ USSR 432”
(T-64 tank) , missile tanks and BMP-1.
On February 17, 1961, the Central Committee of the CPSU and the USSR Council of Ministers issued a decree according to which work on heavy tanks with artillery weapons (“Object
from LKZ, “Object 770”
from ChTZ) was cancelled.
Heavy tank design bureaus – the ChTZ and LKZ now were focused on developing medium tanks with guided missile weapon.
This resulted in number of interesting, but not viable projects - “Object
287”, “Object 288”, “Object 772”, “Object 775” (crew of 2 people in the
tower, innovative protection solutions, including the first universal design of
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