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PLZ-07 122mm Self-propelled tracked howitzer armoured vehicle
 
 
 
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Description

The PLZ-07 is a Chinese tracked self-propelled howitzer armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO). The PLZ-07 self-propelled howitzer was presented for the first time to the public during the military parade in Beijing for the 60th anniversary of the Chinese army (PLA), the 01 October 2009. The PLZ-07 has been in service with PLA (People's Liberation Army), Chinese Army. The PLZ-07 has been developed to replace the older 122 mm self-propelled howitzers in service with the People's Liberation Army, which include the Type 89, Type 85 and Type 70/70-1 systems.

 
Variants
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Technical Data
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Armament

The main armament of the PLZ-07 is composed by a 122 mm gun. A 12.7 mm machine gun is mouted to the roof of the turret as anti-aircraft protection. Two lines of four smoke grenade launchers are mounted to each side of the turret.

Design and protection
The hull and the turret of the PLZ-07 is made of high hardness armor steel, which provide a protection against small arms firing and shell splinters of the battle field.
Mobility
The PLZ-07 is motorized with a 440 Kw Diesel engine powerpack mounted at the right of the drivers position with the air inlet and out louvers in the roof. The torsion bar suspension is composed to each side with six rubber-tyred road wheels and three track support rollers on each side, drive sprocket at the front and idler at the rear.
Accessories
The PLZ-07 is equipped with an NBC protection and automatic fire suppression system.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 122 mm gun and one 12.7 mm machine gun.
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Country user
China
Company Designer
Norinco.
Accessories
NBC protection system, Nigh/Day driving vision, firing control system
Crew
5 soldiers
Armor
Protection against firing of small arms and shell splinters.
Weight
24,500 kg
Speed
65 km/hr on raod
Range
500 km
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Dimensions
Lenght, 6.66 m; Width, 3.28 m; Height, 2.5 m
 
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PLZ-07 PLZ07 122mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked armoured vehicle combat military
 
PLZ-07 PLZ07 122mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked armoured vehicle combat military
PLZ-07 PLZ07 122mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked armoured vehicle combat military

 

PLZ-07 PLZ07 122mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked armoured vehicle combat military

PLZ-07 PLZ07 122mm self-propelled howitzer technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked armoured vehicle combat military
 
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