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PLZ-05 155mm self-propelled howitzer

Barrel 155 mm, x52 calibres
Machine gun W85 / QJC-88 12.7 mm
Ammunition 30 shells x 155 mm
Range 40 km / 50 km self-propelled shells
Rate of fire
Rate of rapid fire 4 shells in 15 seconds
Rate of sustained fire 8 shells per minute
Rate of continuous fire 3 to 5 shells per minute
Technical characteristics
Crew 5
Motorization 8V150 diesel, 800 hp
Speed 56-60 km / h
maximum travel 550 km
Weight 35 t
Length of the frame -
Length with the barrel 11.60 m
Width 3.38 m
Height 3.55 m
Elevation of the barrel -3 to + 65

Performance comparison with
self-propelled artillery in the world:
PLZ-05Russia 2S19United States M109A6Germany PZH2000
caliber155 mm152 mm155 mm155 mm
Maximum range53 km41 km41 km40 km
Maximum rate of fire8-10 rounds/min8 rounds / minute4 rounds / minute9 rounds / minute
Maximum mileage550 km500 km350 km420 km
Fighting weight35 tons42 tons28.8 tons55 tons

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