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Description

The PLL-05 or WMA029 (export name) is a 120 mm self-propelled mortar-howitzer system based on a WMZ 551 6x6 chassis with the turret-mounted mortar over the backward part of the hull. The vehicle was developed and designed by the Chinese defence Company Norinco, who is also in charge of manufacturing. The PLL-05 is characterized by having both indirect fire and direct fire capability; rapid deployment; transportation by air; protection from small arms fire, shell splinters and NBC attack; using a family of 120 ammunition. The PLL_05 Chinese-designed mortar-howitzer system was first revealed by the NORINCO for the export market in 2001. This vehicles in in service in the Chinese army (PLA). The PLL_05 can be found in the artillery regiment organic to a light (wheel-based) mechanised infantry division, with 18 vehicles organised into a mortar-howitzer battalion.

 
Variants
- No variants.
 
Technical Data
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Armament

The main armament of the PLL-05 or WMA029 is a vehicle-mounted, rifled breech-loading mortar, which is provided with a vertical sliding breech mechanism. Ammunition is loaded semi-automatically. The gun has an elevation range of -4°~+80°, and an azimuth range of 360° (in contrast to the +/-35° azimuth range of the 2S23). The maximum range is 9.5km when firing the howitzer projectile, 8.5km when firing the mortar projectile, and 1.2km when firing the HEAT projectile. The PLL-05 is also armed with a Type 85 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun, monted to the top of the roof of the turret. A line of three smoke-grenades discahrger are mounteed to each side of the turret.

Design and protection
The hull and the turret of the PLL-05 or WMA029 is made of high hardness armor steel, which provide a protection against small arms firing and shell splinters of the battle field.
Propulsion
The PLL-05 or WMA029 uses a 6X6 wheeled chassis derived from the ZSL92/WZ551 armoured personnel carrier (APC) with steeled hull. The PLL-05 is powered by a BF8L413F 4-stroke, 8-cylinder, turbo-charged, air-cooled diesel engine, which produces a standard power of 235kW (320hp) at 2,500rpm. The vehicle is capable of a maximum speed of 85km/h on paved road and 8km/h when afloat.
Accessories
The PLL-05 or WMA029 is equipped with a semi-automatic loader, which gives a rate of fire of 6~8 rounds/minute (howitzer projectile), 10 rounds/minute (mortar projectile), and 4~6 rounds/minute (HE-AT projectile). The turret is fitted with a cylinder-shape electro-optical device, which may allows the use of smart ammunitions like the Russian KBP Gran laser-guided mortar round. 36 rounds are carried inside the turret and hull. The PLL-05 is fully amphibious, two propellers are fitted at the rear of the vehicle for swimming.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 120 mm mortar, one Type 85 12.5 mm machine gun
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Country user
China
Company Designer
NORINCO China North Industries Corp.
Accessories
NB protection system, firing control system? night vision.
Crew
4 soldiers
Armor
Protection against 12.7 mm calibre weapons at the front, 7.62 mm API for the sides and shell splinters of the battlefield.
Weight
16,500 kg
Speed
85 km/hr on road, 8 km/hr on water
Range
800 km
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Dimensions
Lenght, 6,695 m; Width, 2.8 m; Height, 2.82 m
 
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PLL-05 PLL05 WMA029 120mm self-propelled mortar howitzer wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked combat military
PLL-05 PLL05 WMA029 120mm self-propelled mortar howitzer wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked combat military

PLL-05 PLL05 WMA029 120mm self-propelled mortar howitzer wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked combat military
PLL-05 PLL05 WMA029 120mm self-propelled mortar howitzer wheeled armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images China Chinese army identification tracked combat military
 
Pictures - Video
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