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ASU-85 tank destroyer

Country of Origin: Russia


Based on the chassis and suspension of the PT-76 amphibious, light tank, the ASU-85 was used by Russian airborne divisions as a tank destroyer and self-propelled field gun. Each airborne division had an assault gun battalion of 31 vehicles. It replaced the ASU-57 in active service. Although based on the PT-76, the ASU-85 was not amphibious.

The hull was all-welded steel plate and provided limited protection by modern standards. The side and rear armor was vulnerable to .50-cal...

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