ASU-57

Notes: This vehicle was designed specifically for use by Russian airborne troops in the mid-1950s. They were some of the first Russian vehicles making extensive use of aluminum armor instead of steel. They were not meant to be tank destroyers; it was recognized that its low-caliber gun could not destroy the tanks of even that period in most cases. Instead, the ASU-57 was meant to provide fire support and anti-fortification firepower to airborne infantry. The only country believed to still be using the ASU-57 is Yugoslavia, in small numbers.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$355,841

G, A

300 kg

3.35 tons

3

4

Headlights

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

107/75

25/18

140

32

Stnd

T2

HF4 HS2 HR2

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+1

Basic

57mm Ch-51 or Ch-51M Gun, SGM (C)

30x57mm, 1000x7.62mm

ASU-85

Notes: This assault gun is one of the older vehicles that were still in active Russian service in 2000, being introduced in 1960. It was being quickly replaced by the 2S9, but there will still a large number of them in service with Category 2, 3, and Mobilization Only units at the turn of the century. The ASU-85 was never exported, even to other Pact members, and is very rare outside of Russian service. The vehicle consists of a large, boxy chassis with an 85mm gun mounted in the glacis plate and a coaxial machinegun. The gun can be traversed 12 degrees to the left and right, but most laying of the gun is done by pivoting the vehicle on its tracks. About half of those encountered also have a weapon by the commanderís hatch.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Early Model

$188,514

D, A

600 kg

15.5 tons

4

6

Active IR, WL/IR Searchlight

Enclosed

Late Model

$188,614

D, A

600 kg

15.65 tons

4

6

Active IR, WL/IR Searchlight

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Early Model

104/73

24/17

250+285

71

Stnd

T4

HF10 HS4 HR4

Late Model

118/83

28/19

250+285

83

Stnd

T4

HF10 HS4 HR4

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

(Both)

+1

Basic

85mm Gun, PKT, DShK (C)

40x85mm, 2000x7.62mm, 500x12.7mm

SU-100

Notes: This is a Russian assault gun built on the T-55 chassis. Like other Russian assault guns, it has no turret and an enlarged fighting compartment. Hatches for the commander and driver are located on the roof. All other crewmembers use the commanderís hatch. The SU-100 is also considered obsolete, but can still be found in Category III and Third-World units.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Early Model

$213,076

D, A

700 kg

31.6 tons

4

10

Active IR

Shielded

Late Model

$213,149

D, A

700 kg

31.7 tons

4

10

Active IR

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Early Model

104/73

24/17

812+380

148

Stnd

T6

HF18 HS6 HR6

Late Model

109/76

25/18

812+380

157

Stnd

T6

HF18 HS6 HR6

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

(Both)

+1

None

100mm gun, PK (C)

44x100mm, 2000x7.62mm