PCL-09 CS/SH1 122mm

Wheeled 6x6 self-propelled howitzer China

PCL 09 CS SH1 122mm wheeled 6x6 self propelled howitzer China Chinese army NORINCO defense industry 925 001

Description

The PCL-09 or CS/SH1 (Chinese export name) is a 122mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer designed and manufactured by the Chinese Company Norinco. A typical battery of PCL-09 consists of one 6 self-propelled howitzers and a battery command post. The vehicle was unveiled in the official military magazine of the Chinese army (PLA). The PCL-09 was used for the first the time in 2010 during a joint military exercise of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). The PCL-09 is similar to the French Caesar 155 wheeled howitzer, and uses a wheeled 6x6 truck chassis with a Chinese-made 122mm howitzer PL-96 mounted at the rear part. This vehicle is already in service with the Chinese armed forces. It can be ready to fire in less than 90 seconds from traveling mode. In December 2018, a picture was released by Rwanda President Paul Kagame Flickr account showing a CS/SH1 used by the Rwanda Defence Forces during a military exercise at the Gabiro Combat Training Centre in northeast Rwanda.

CS/SH1 PCL-09 variants:

No variants at this time.


Technical Data

Armament
One PL-96, a Chinese version of the Soviet-made 122mm D-30 howitzer is mounted at the rear of 6x6 truck chassis. For its self-protection, a 12.7 mm machine can be mounted to the roof of the crew cabin. Elevation and traverse is hydraulic with manual controls being provided as a back-up. For indirect usual firing elevation ranges from -3° to +70º with traverse being 30 º left and right. The PCL-09 or CS/SH1 can fire at a maximum range of 22  km with a rate of fire of 8 rds/min and 27 km with rocket assisted projectile. The 122mm howitzer of the CS/SH1 can fire High Explosive Fragmentation (HE-FRAG), cargo, incendiary, smoke, illumination, and all standard 122 mm ammunition used by the Russian D-30 howitzer. According to Chinese military sources, it can also fire 122 mm laser-guided projectiles. In firing position, one spade is lowered on each side of the truck chassis to provide a more stable firing platform. The PCL-09 is fitted with a semi-automatic loading system and it can carry a total of 40 rounds of ammunition. 
Design and protection
The CS/SH1 or PCL-09 is based on 6×6 Shaanxi truck chassis. A fully enclosed cab is mounted at the front of the vehicle and has individual seats for the crew of five. There is two doors on each side of the crew cabin and one hatch is available at the top right side.
Mobility
The PCL-09 or CS/SH1 uses a 6x6 chassis with one axle at the front and two axles at the rear. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 85 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 600 km. The truck is equipped with a central tire inflation system to provide control over the air pressure in each tire as a way to improve performance on different terrain conditions.
Accessories
Standard equipment of the PCL-09 or CS/SH1 includes a computerized fire control system, navigation, positioning and targeting systems. According to Chinese military sources, this howitzer can be fitted with  digital battlefield management system. A spare wheel is fitted at the rear of the crew cabin. Two large individual containers are mounted at the rear of the cabin crew to store ammunitions and accessories. 

Specifications

Armament Armor
One 122mm howiter and one 12.7mm machine gun No armor
Country users Weight
Chian, Rwanda 16,500 kg
Designer Country Speed truck
China  85 km/h maximum road speed
Accessories Range truck
Computerized fire control system, navigation, positioning and targeting systems. 600 km 
Crew Dimensions
5 Length: ? m; Width: ? m; Height: ? m

Details View

 
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