At the recent DPRK’s major teachings was once again demonstrated one of the most secret tanks of the world. It is a floating PT-85 or, as it was called by the Americans, М1985. That designation came after the first official demonstration in 1985 at a military Parade in Pyongyang.
Despite the fact that tank for more than 30 years, still his real tactical and technical characteristics covered by darkness. However, it can be assumed that this fighting machine weighs more than 20 tons She is in service with marine infantry and reconnaissance units of the Korean people’s army.
SU-85, as its name suggests, is armed with 85-mm gun, with which coaxial machine gun 7.62 mm anti-aircraft Has a 14.5 mm heavy machine gun and an installation for launching missiles “baby”.
Engine power is estimated at 500 HP Due to their high specific power it needs to develop about 70 km/h, 10 km/h on water. Cruising range is about 500 km.
It is assumed that М1985 were produced at least 500 units. On the basis of this tank was developed and produced new North Korean infantry fighting vehicle.