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Type 85 Armored Personnel Carrier
YW 307
YW 531H (M-1967)
VTT-323 (M-1973)

The Type 85 Armored Personnel Carrier, also known as YW 531H and the M-1967 APC, is the successor to the YW 531 with 5 roadwheels rather than the 4 roadwheels of its predecessor. With a hull of all-welded steel construction, the Type 85 is fully amphibious, propelled in the water by its tracks. A large number of variants have been developed on the Type 85 chassis, including the YW 309 Infantry Combat Vehicle, Type 85 armoured command post, WZ 751 armoured ambulance, and the Type 85 120mm self-propelled Mortar.

VARIANTS

Specifications

Combat Weight 13,600 kg
Max Road Speed 65 km/h
Power to Weight Ratio 23.5 hp/ton
Length 5.4 m
Height 2.59 m
Armament Twin 14.5mm hvy MG,
AT-3 ATGM
May also carry SA-7/16 SAM
Crew 2
Troops 13
Hull Thickness 24mm
Road Range 450 km
Max Speed Water: 10 km/hr
Paved Road: 80 km/hr
Fording Amphibious
Vertical Obstacle .6 m
Trench 2.2 m
Climb Slope 34 degrees

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