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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley Jul 24 2013, 12:15am says:

I prefer the ASU-57.

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AllenZakiv_Blackwell
AllenZakiv_Blackwell Jul 25 2013, 1:57am says:

well I like the ASU-85

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X Sep 14 2013, 3:37am says:

And those are Polish soldiers from the 6 PPD.

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The ASU-85 (Russian: Авиадесантная самоходная установка, АСУ-85, Aviadesantnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka, 'airborne self-propelled mount') is a soviet-designed airborne self-propelled gun of the Cold War Era. From 1959 it replaced the open-topped ASU-57 in service but was in its turn replaced by the BMD-1 from 1969.

Type Self-propelled gun
Place of origin Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Astrov Design Bureau
Designed 1951-1959
Manufacturer MMZ and PMZ
Produced 1958-1967
Specifications
Weight 15.5 tonnes (34,171 lbs)
Length 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Width 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)
Height 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in)
Crew 4
Armor 40-45 mm
Main
armament 85mm main gun D-70 (2A15)
Secondary
armament 7.62mm PKT or SGMT coaxial machine gun
Engine YaMZ-206V V-6 inline water-cooled diesel
210hp (154 kw)
Transmission mechanical
Suspension torsion bar
Fuel capacity 400 l
Operational
range 230 km (161 mi)
Speed 45 km/h (28 mph)

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