Algeria has bought Chinese-made 155mm self-propelled howitzer PLZ45 or PLZ52 2001146

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Defence & Security News - Algeria

 
 
Monday, January 20, 2014 01:10 PM
 
Algeria has bought Chinese-made 155mm self-propelled howitzer PLZ45 or PLZ52.
According to some Chinese and Algerian internet sources, Algeria has bought Chinese-made PLZ45 or PLZ52 155mm self-propelled howitzer. Some pictures were released Tuesday, January 14, 2014, on the military blog forcesdz.com showing artillery howitzer carry by truck on a highway in Algeria, which could be the Chinese-made PLZ45 or PLZ52.
     
According to some Chinese and Algerian internet sources, Algeria has bought Chinese-made PLZ45 or PLZ52 155mm self-propelled howitzer. Some pictures were released Tuesday, January 14, 2014, on the military blog forcesdz.com showing artillery howitzer carry by truck on a highway in Algeria, which could be the Chinese-made PLZ45 or PLZ52.
The picture releases by the forcesdz blog shows a Chinese-made self-propelled howitzer which could be the PLZ45 or the PLZ52.
     

According to our analysis of the pictures released by the forcesdz.com blog, this vehicle could be the PLZ52, the latest generation of 155 mm self-propelled howitzer designed and manufactured by China North Industries Corporation NORINCO.

The PLZ45 and the PLZ52 uses the same chassis, but thePLZ45 is armed with a 155mm 45 caliber barrel
while the PLZ52 is armed with a 155mm 52 caliber barrel which increases the range of fire.

The PLZ52 was unveiled by NORINCO in 2012 during the defense exhibition in South Africa, AAD.

The PLZ52 is developed based on the state-of-the-art artillery technologies of Chinese Army, along with the extensive experience and technical achievements accumulated in the well-proven PLZ45 155mm gun howitzer system, a famous flagship product of NORINCO that has been exported in large quantities.

The PLZ52 155mm SPGH adopts 52 Cal. barrel length and achieves a maximum firing range of 53km with ERFB-BB-RA projectiles. Its arbitrary angle automatic projectile loading system and modular propellant charge realize a maximum firing rate of 8 rounds per minute, a burst firing rate of 3 rounds per 15 seconds and multiple-round simultaneous-impact capability of 4 rounds, giving it fierce firepower to neutralize enemy targets.

     
     
PLZ45 155mm 45 Caliber sel-propelled howitzer
PLZ45 155mm 45 Caliber self-propelled howitzer
 

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