Self Propelled Gun/Rocket Launcher


ACuriousPLAFan

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Should China introduce and mass-adopt ultra-long range artillery shells like the LRMP? If the technicalities and costs involved can be managed to acceptable levels, then such ultra-long range artillery shells would be very useful in war that involves longer distances.

Besides, most of the west coast of Taiwan is a mere 200-250 kilometers from the Fujian coastline.
 
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Aniah

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Should China introduce and mass-adopt ultra-long range artillery shells like the LRMP? If the technicalities and costs involved can be managed to acceptable levels, then such ultra-long range artillery shells would be very useful in war that involves longer distances.

Besides, most of the west coast of Taiwan is a mere 200-250 kilometers from the Fujian coastline.
Wasn't there news and rumors on new long-range artillery for the PLA a couple of pages back? If true then I think they got this covered. It was also bigger than the one you've shown.
 

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Should China introduce and mass-adopt ultra-long range artillery shells like the LRMP? If the technicalities and costs involved can be managed to acceptable levels, then such ultra-long range artillery shells would be very useful in war that involves longer distances.

Besides, most of the west coast of Taiwan is a mere 200-250 kilometers from the Fujian coastline.
It is made by.. General Atomics-Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS).
 

ACuriousPLAFan

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Wasn't there news and rumors on new long-range artillery for the PLA a couple of pages back? If true then I think they got this covered. It was also bigger than the one you've shown.
The one from a PLA R&D center that momentarily appeared on the news, but then went completely silent? That one?

Does anyone have the link to the article? I'd like to refer to it again, if possible.
 

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Should China introduce and mass-adopt ultra-long range artillery shells like the LRMP? If the technicalities and costs involved can be managed to acceptable levels, then such ultra-long range artillery shells would be very useful in war that involves longer distances.

Besides, most of the west coast of Taiwan is a mere 200-250 kilometers from the Fujian coastline.
China has the King dragon 300 (610mm rocket 300km range) and the Fire Dragon 480 (750mm rocket 480 km range) that can be fired from a modular PHL-16 vehicle. Those rockets puts the whole of Taiwan in range.
 

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Should China introduce and mass-adopt ultra-long range artillery shells like the LRMP? If the technicalities and costs involved can be managed to acceptable levels, then such ultra-long range artillery shells would be very useful in war that involves longer distances.

Besides, most of the west coast of Taiwan is a mere 200-250 kilometers from the Fujian coastline.
I see no advantages to that system except compactness. In the US military, 155 mm gun artillery is already over tasked and rocket artillery is under tasked. 155 mm guys are tasked with everything. Attacking point targets, suppressive fire, mine laying, illumination, smoke laying, anti-tank, counter-battery etc... Even for area fires they just mass 155 mm guns. The rocket artillery on the other hand has a singular purpose. Engaging at point targets that 155 mm guns can't reach.

This round would enable 155 mm guns to match incoming GMLRS-ER in range. I wonder its payload and cost. We are probably talking about hideous figures for both. I don't know if it is just me but I see ultra-long range guns as vanity pieces. Guns are not very efficient if you are trying to achieve velocities above 900 m/s with full bore projectiles. American LRLAP round was an abject failure. It was more expensive than Tomahawk but flew at a more vulnerable trajectory, had a much lower range, was less precise and its payload was just 40 kg. It required a massive and ultra-expensive specialized gun to fire it.

For long range shelling, China has this:
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