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Type 85 main battle tank

Country of Origin: China


The Type 85 main battle tank (MBT) represented a significant change in Chinese tank design, moving away from the Type 59 model (which was based on the Russian T-54).

The design features a streamlined hull with a welded turret. This was the first Chinese tank able to engage targets while it was in motion. It is designated the Type 88C in Chinese service.

The vehicle uses a conventional layout, but the introduction of an autoloader allows a reduction in crew size to three. The...

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