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The PT-85 is a Tier 1 progression Light Tank under Marat Shishkin's dealership.

History[ | ]

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.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Stealthy: This vehicle does not lose any camouflage when moving at any speed, which is handy primarily for scouting.
  • Designate Target: This vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within its line of sight. Designated targets are marked to other players and take increased damage.
  • Amphibious: This vehicle is more resistant to taking on water, allowing it to traverse wider rivers or lakes.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
1 85mm 53-UBR-372 AP AP Stock 230 390[note 1] mm 1150 m/s 4.70 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 85mm 53-UOF-372 HE HE Experience 280 345[note 2] 30 mm 850 m/s 4.70 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 1.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 75 mm
3 85mm 3UBK5 HEAT-FS HEAT Experience 275 290 420 mm 1020 m/s 4.70 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.98 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

PT-85 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock 150 mm (vs AP)
205 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 240 mm (vs AP)
320 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 85mm D-58 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 2.20 s 4.70 s


  • Depression/Elevation: -4.0° / 20.0°
85mm 53-UBR-372 AP
85mm 53-UOF-372 HE
85mm 3UBK5 HEAT-FS
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
BTM UTD-20 300 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 25 km/h 4.00 s (0 to 32 km/h)
18.08 s (0 to Max Speed)
45.63° 10 %
BTM UTD-23 350 hp Diesel Engine Experience 50 Credits 885 72 km/h 25 km/h 3.66 s (0 to 32 km/h)
17.45 s (0 to Max Speed)
45.63° 10 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
3D6 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Provides 2 charges
Recharge time: 80s
Duration: 10s
3D6M Smoke Grenades
Experience 120 Credits 2,125 Provides 5 charges
Recharge time: 80s
Duration: 10s
Improved Fire Control System
Experience 165 Credits 2,990 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Improved Stabilizer Drives
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 40%
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 91.2%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 77.8%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Player Title
Experience 90 Unlocks a new player title: Amphibian
85 Reputation
Experience 110 Provides an injection of 85 Reputation.
85 Reputation
Experience 110 Provides an injection of 85 Reputation.

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Duration Cooldown More
Designate Ability Designate
Designate Target
Stock N/A 2.5 s 10 s 15 s

A target designated by this ability will remain spotted for its duration and will receive increased damage.

No conditions bound to this ability.


  1. 390 mm at 150m;
    312 mm at 600m
  2. 97 for Partial Penetration;
    25 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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