SH5 Wheeled self-propelled howitzer 105mm
 
 
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SH5 wheeled self-propelled howitzer 105mm technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images PLA China Chinese army identification defense industry military technology
 
Description
The SH5 is a further development of the SH2 which is armed with a 105 mm howitzer. In July 2011, The Chinese Defence Company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation) organized a promotion demonstration of the Chinese SH5 105mm self-propelled Artillery System in Alashan Range, which located in Inner-Mongolia. This activity's aim is to sell this new 105mm Howitzer to some developing countries. SH-5 105mm self-propelled Artillery System is installed on a 6X6 truck chassis and similar to French GIAT CAESAR self-propelled howitzer. The SH5 has a maximum range of 18 km.
 
Variants
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Technical Data
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Armament
The SH5 is armed with 105 mm/37-calibre ordnance. The 105 mm gun is mounted on a turntable fitted to a flatbed just behind the crew compartment. This has elevation from zero degrees to plus 70 degrees with traverse being 30 degrees left and right. The maximum range depends on the projectile/charge combination but NORINCO has released the following range figures for this 105 mm system: A total of 40 × 105 mm projectiles at carried in the ammunition containers located at the rear of the chassis. During firing, two stabilizers are lowered at the rear of the vehicle.
Design and protection
The armor crew compartment is mounted just behind the engine. The crew cabin is protected against the firing of small arms and artillery shell splinters. The front of the crew compartment is fitted with two large bulletproof windows to the front with two forward-opening doors down either side. Each of these doors has a large bulletproof window in the upper part. All the windows of the vehicle provide the same level of protection as the crew armor cabin.
Propulsion
The SH5 is based on a 6 × 6 cross-country chassis that is a new design that is also used for the SH2 122 mm (6 × 6) self-propelled artillery system. The vehicle's high-road speed reaches 100km/h and the range can reach over 800 km. The engine is mounted at the front of the vehicle.
Accessories
The SH5 is also with a computerized fire-control system, including GPS navigation and positioning, targeting, and communications systems, all of which adopt the modular design for easy maintenance and upgrade. The artillery is used within a C4ISR network at the company or battalion level. The SH5 is fitted with a central-inflating system. A spare wheel is mounted at the rear of the vehicle. The SH-5 is also is equipped with two hydraulically operated stabilizers mounted at the rear of the vehicle which is lowered in preparation for the firing. A spare wheel is mounted at the rear of the chassis.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 105mm howitzer
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Country users
Prototype and trial version.
Designer Country
China
Accessories
Computer fire control system, navigation system with GPS, communication systems, central-inflating system.
Crew
4 soldiers
Armor
Protection against small arms firing and shell splinters.
Weight
11,500 kg
Speed
90 km/h maximum road speed
Range
600 km
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Dimensions
Length, 8.0 m; Width, 2.5 m; Height, 2.7 m
 
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SH5 wheeled self-propelled howitzer 105mm technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images PLA China Chinese army identification defense industry military technology
SH5 wheeled self-propelled howitzer 105mm technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images PLA China Chinese army identification defense industry military technology
   
SH5 wheeled self-propelled howitzer 105mm technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images PLA China Chinese army identification defense industry military technology SH5 wheeled self-propelled howitzer 105mm technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images PLA China Chinese army identification defense industry military technology
 
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