NORINCO unveils new CS/SM2 120mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled howitzer-mortar at IDEAS 2014

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IDEAS 2014
Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV
8th International Defence Exhibition & Seminar

1 to 4 December 2014
Karachi , Pakistan
China North Industries Corporation at IDEAS 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 09:24 PM
NORINCO unveils new CS/SM2 120mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled mortar at IDEAS 2014
During the 8th IDEAS exhibition, which is held until Thursday 4 December in Karachi, China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has chosen to showcase its new CS/SM2 8x8 120mm wheeled self-propelled mortar.
NORINCO new CS/SM2 120mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled mortar scale model at IDEAS 2014
The CS/SM2 120mm 8x8 wheeled self-propelled mortar is mainly used accompanying artillery to main battle tanks. It can give quick fire support to neutralize field fortifications and covered targets, e.g. command center, artillery troops, etc., and to suppress hostile effectives on reverse slope position, in valley or behind trees.

The CS/SM2 is characterized by its indirect fire capability, good armour protection, high cross-country and amphibious mobility, short deployment time, high reliability and maintainability.

Main armament consists in a 120mm gun-mortar, capable of firing HE projectile and HE bomb with a 360° traverse of fire. It can fire at a max. range of 9,500m with HE projectile, and up to 8,500m with HE bomb. The CS/SM2 has a rate of fire of 6 to 8 rounds/min. This new mortar system only needs a 4-persons crew and has a max. cruise range of 600km.


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