PLZ-05

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PLZ-05 Self-Propelled Howitzer
PLZ 05 self propelled gun.jpg
The PLZ-05 on display for the first time in 2007 at an exhibition at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution.
TeepSelf-propelled artillery
Place o oreegin Cheenae
Production history
DesignerNORINCO
Designed1990s
ManufacturerNorinco
Produced2005-present
Specifications
Wecht35 tonnes [1]
Lenth11.60 m
Weenth3.38 m
Hicht3.55 m
Crew4

Calibre155 mm
Baurels52 caliber (PLZ05 & PLZ-52)
54 caliber (PLZ04)
Traverse360°
Rate o fire10 rounds/min (PLZ05) [2]
8 rounds/min (PLZ-52)
3 rounds in 15 seconds burst firing rate (PLZ-52)
Maximum firin rangeVaries by munition.
20km (laser-homing)
39km (ERFB-BB) [2]
53km (ERFB-BB-RA)
100km (WS-35) [3]

Main
airmament
155 mm howitzer
Seicontar
airmament
12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun/ 2 sets of 4-barrel grenade launchers
Ingine8V150-cooled turbocharged diesel
800 hp (PLZ05) [4]
1000 hp (PLZ-52)
Suspensiontorsion bar
Operational
range
550 km (PLZ05)
450 km (PLZ-52)
Speed56 km/h (PLZ05)
65 km/h (PLZ-52)
PLZ-05 Self-Propelled Artillery

The PLZ-05 or the Type 05 is a 155 mm self-propelled howitzer developed by the Fowk's Liberation Airmy of Cheenae tae replace the Type 59-1 130mm. The PLZ-05 wis offeecially unveiled at the Meelitary Museum of the Cheenese Fowk's Revolution tae mark the 80th anniversary of the PLA in July 2007, and first entered service with the PLA in 2008.

Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

 Cheenae
 Iran

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named strategy
  2. 2.0 2.1 "PLZ05 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer". SinoDefence.com. 20 February 2009. Archived frae the oreeginal on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "China's new 155mm artillery round hits 100km targets: Kanwa". WantChinaTimes.com. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  4. "PLA in volume equipment PLZ-05 self-propelled howitzer". comhaha.com. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2013.