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Gun Data for the Day – Day 37

Let’s take a look at the Chinese PLZ-05 155mm self- propelled howitzer:

Specifications
Weight 35 tonnes [1]
Length 11.60 m
Width 3.38 m
Height 3.55 m
Crew 4

Caliber 155 mm
Barrels 52 caliber (PLZ05 & PLZ-52) / 54 caliber (PLZ04)
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 10 rounds/min [2]
Maximum firing range >50 km. Varies by munition. Laser-homing 20km, ERFB-BB 39km,[2] WS-35 100km [3]

Main
armament
155 mm howitzer
Secondary
armament
12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun/ 2 sets of 4-barrel grenade launchers
Engine 8V150-cooled turbocharged diesel
800 hp [4]
Suspension torsion bar
Operational
range
550 km
Speed 56 km/h
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