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122-mm Type 85 self-propelled howitzer

Country of Origin: China

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The 122-mm Type 85 self-propelled howitzer was based on the Soviet 122-mm D-30 howitzer mated to a Type 85 armored personnel carrier (APC) chassis (see separate records for these other systems). It was also known as the Type 85/Type 54-II self-propelled howitzer.

The Type 85 APC chassis was lengthened and the Chinese copy of the D-30 gun mounted in a semi-open turret. The chassis was all-welded steel and contained the entire crew of six. The driver sat in the left front of the...

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