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PLZ-07 122mm self-propelled howitzer

The PLZ-07 is a 122 mm Chinese self-propelled artillery gun. It is developed in the 2000s by NORINCO. The PLZ-07 was first introduced at the Military Parade on October 1, 2009, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the PLA, the People's Liberation Army .

The PLZ-07 uses the chassis of the Infantry Armored Fighting Vehicle ZBD-04 (ZBD-97). The 600 hp engine is located on the right front and the cockpit on the front left of the chassis. Access to the vehicle is done through the door at the rear of the chassis and the two hatches on the roof of the turret. The PLZ-07 is equipped with amphibious capacity, propelled into the water with the movement of the tracks.

The PLZ-07 is armed with a 122 mm gun derived from the Soviet D-30 gun. The maximum firing distance is 18 km with a standard shell and 27 km with the ammunition powered.

Armament
Barrel 122 mm / PL-96 x32 calibres
Machine gun W85 / QJC-88 12.7 mm
Ammunition 40 shells x 152 mm
Range 18 km / 27 km self-propelled shell
Continuous fire rate 6 to 8 shells per minute
Technical characteristics
Crew 5
Engine 1V150 diesel, 544 hp
Speed 65 km / h
Weight 24.5 t
Dimensions
Frame length 6.65 m
Width 3.28 m
Height 2.50 m
Elevation of the barrel -3 to + 70
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