Chinese Defence Company Norinco presents for the first time the SH1 artillery system at IDEX 2011

 

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IDEX 2011
International Defence Exhibition & Conference
Abu Dhabi
, United Arab Emirates
20 - 24 February 2011
 
Norinco SH1 at IDEX 2011
 

Friday, 25 February 2011, 10:26 AM

 
The Chinese Defence Company Norinco presents for the first time the SH1 artillery system at IDEX.
 
 
The Chinese Defence Company Norinco presents for the first time to the public in Middle East, its wheeled self-propelled howitzer SH1. Development of this artillery system was started in 2002. It was first revealed in 2007. Pakistan acquired approximately 90 SH-1 truck-mounted howitzers.
     
The Chinese Defence Company Norinco presents for the first time to the public in Middle East, its wheeled self-propelled howitzer SH1. Development of this artillery system was started in 2002. It was first revealed in 2007. Pakistan acquired approximately 90 SH-1 truck-mounted howitzers.
     

The SH-1 is a 155mm self-propelled howitzer developed by China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO) for the export market. The vehicle is highly mobile with a maximum road speed of 90km/h. The artillery was not intended for the domestic market, but it may be adopted by the PLA in the future if proven to be a successful design.

The main armament of the SH1 is a 155mm/52-calibre howitzer, which can fire a range of ammunitions developed by NORINCO, including: Extended-Range, Full-Bore, Rocket-Assisted, High-Explosive (ERFB-RA/HE) and Extended-Range Full-Bore, Base-Bleed, High-Explosive (ERFB-BB/HE). When using the ERFB-BB/HE round, the howitzer can reach a maximum range of 53km.

 

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