PT-85

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PT-85
PT-85
Details
Tier / Class:
1 LT
Nation:
Soviet Union
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Cost:
0
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
180
DPM:
3,202
Penetration:
290 mm
Hit Points:
1,000
Hull F/S/R:
30/30/20
Turret F/S/R:
15/8/8
Max Speed:
69.98 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.06 (4.16) s
Hull Traverse:
43.46 deg/s
Camouflage:
27%
Vision:
415 m
Max Cannon Depression:
-4 / -4°
Turret Traverse Speed:
49.34 deg/s

The PT-85 is a tier 1 light tank originating from Soviet Union. It is sold by Marat Shishkin and leads to the T-55, T92 LT, T-62 and BMD-1.

This vehicle is one of the five starting vehicles in Armored Warfare, along with the M41,Scimitar, M50 and Type 62. It is by default unlocked and owned by new players, and can be purchased for free from Marat Shishkin if sold.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • Designated target: vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targets are called out and takes increased damage
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water

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Armor[edit | edit source]

PT-85 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 30/30/20 Aluminum 15/8/8/ Steel none -
PT-85 hull made of aluminum and turret made of steel. The frontal arc can withsand 14.5mm bullets.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

85mm D-58 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
85mm 53-UBR-367 AP AP Stock 180 0m 290mm 0.14° 1,150 m/s 3.45s
85mm 53-OU-367 HE HE 280 185 0.5m 38mm 0.16° 850 m/s 3.45s
85mm 53-UBK-367 HEAT-FS HEAT 275 190 0m 330mm 0.15° 1,020 m/s 3.45s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
BTM UTD-20 300 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 69.98km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.06s {{{0-max}}} 42.28deg/s {{{firechance}}}


BTM UTD-23 350 hp Diesel Engine 50 885 72km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.16s {{{0-max}}} 45.97deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

PT-85 Modules
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
3D6M Smoke Grenades 120 2,125 Provides 5 volleys.

Takes 80 s to reload. Duration: 10 s


Improved Fire Control System 165 2,990 Aim time reduced by 10%


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Light Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 1960-1963
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 6
Operators: N/A

The Object 906 Light Tank was developed in the early 1960s in Volgograd. The goal of the program was to update the aging PT-76 Light Tank with more firepower – the 76mm gun never really packed much of a punch and 15 years after the end of the Second World War, it truly was quite obsolete. It’s not that the tank was supposed to fight enemy MBTs – it wasn’t, but the 76mm shells did not offer much in the way of high-explosive firepower either and that was a problem.

As a result, a number of light tanks were proposed to replace the aging vehicle. One of them was a proposal by the Volgograd Tractor Plant under the leadership of I.V.Gavalov. The development started in 1960 and six prototypes were built from 1961 to 1962. As its name suggests (PT stands for “Swimming Tank” in Russian), the tank was fully amphibious, a trait that had much influence on the vehicle’s overall shape and design. This was a typical Russian requirement and the PT series was literally designed around it with the Soviet doctrine putting a lot of emphasis on opposed river crossings.

The biggest improvement was its firepower. Instead of the old 76mm D-56T gun, the vehicle carried an 85mm rifled gun called D-58. Overall, it was a solid vehicle and two of the six prototypes underwent official tests from January to August 1963. It was, however, never accepted in service. There was no single major flaw in its design. It was more the entire set of its characteristics that doomed the tank. By the time it was ready, the Soviets were already hard at work developing another promising vehicle that would three years later become the BMP-1, which was more than capable of fulfilling practically all the roles the light tank was designed for, making it effectively obsolete.

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