Vietnam Has Developed a 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer on a Ural-375D Chassis 20051531

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Vietnam Has Developed a 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer on a Ural-375D Chassis
On May 14, 2015, QPVN, the channel of the Ministry of National Defence of Vietnam, showed a report about the combat training of a new battery of 105mm self-propelled howitzers of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA).
     
     

This self-propelled system is produced by the General Department of Defence Industry of the Ministry of National Defence of Vietnam. The General Department of Defence Industry is in charge of manufacturing military weapons and equipment for the army and the Militia and Self-Defence Force.

The Vietnamese-made howitzer is desgined with a M101 105mm towed howitzer of the former South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) mounted on a " Ural-375D " chassis.

The M101 is 105mm towed howitzer designed and manufactured in United States. The M101 fires its own type of ammunitions and it has a maximum range of 11.5 km. The maximum rate of fire is 10 rounds which can be reduced to 3 during sustained fire.
     
Vietnam Has Developed a 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer on a Ural-375D ChassisThe video shows a entire battery of self-propelled howitzers during a live-fire exercice
     

Today, many armies in the world make the choice to use wheeled self-propelled howitzer to replace towed and tracked artillery weapon systems.

The greatest tactical advantage in the case of wheeled self-propelled artillery guns is clearly the greater degree of mobility they have compared to towed artillery. Not only is it important in offering military forces greater flexibility, but it is critical in avoiding attack from the enemy (counter-battery fire) by allowing the guns to change position immediately after firing one or more salvos and before their position can be located.

The new Vietnamese self-propelled howitzer uses old type of towed howitzer and truck to reduce costs and produce locally a weapon which response to the request of Vietnamese armed forces.
 
This self-propelled howitzer had been displayed and tested for the first time at the Military training center of the Vietnamese Army January 15, 2014.
 

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