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.
Powerplant type BF8L413F diesel - 320 hp Speed 35 mph Weight 17 tons Armament one 122mm main gun one 12.7mm machine gun Rate of Fire rounds/min Range