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Type 85 122-mm Self-Propelled Gun-Howitzer

The Type 85 Self-Propelled Howitzer mounts a Chinese derivative of the Soviet 122mm D-30 howitzer on the Type 85 APC chassis. This lengthened Type 531 chassis, developed for the Type 54-1 SPH, retains the entire APC body with the driver and five crew riding under armor protection. The howitzer and its shield is centrally mounted in the vehicle roof opening. The full-sized rear door has external armoured fuel cells on either side. The howitzer has a distinctive multi-baffle muzzle brake with a glacis-mounted travel lock.


Powerplanttype BF8L413F diesel - 320 hp
Speed35 mph
Weight17 tons
  • one 122mm main gun
  • one 12.7mm machine gun
  • Rate of Fire rounds/min

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