Type-11 assault gun.
(2048 × 1367)
(2048 × 1367)
It's much easier and cheap to maintenance a wheeled vehicle than a tracked one. Also one advantage of wheeled is higher road speed. Both are good advantage for a QRF unit which need to maintain high alert all time and redeploy fast after activation.Fielding both the traditional tracked SPG and Truck mounted SPG, it can't come cheap.
One of the main advantages of truck mounted SPG is usually cost right? However, each gun looks loaded with "goodies", each has its own radar, automated laying system (assuming from the training pic doesn't look like there is much of a crew around), looks like there is a semi-automatic loading system.
So essentially fielding high (PLZ-XX), slightly less high (new truck mounted SPG), and low (towed) mix of guns.
I know that the maintenance and overall procurement cost for the truck system is usually cheaper. Truck based system was developed as basically a compromise of gaining SP's ability to go in (and out) of action quickly, while trading off crew protection and terrain mobility for minimal cost. However, I think that the way the gun is outfitted as shown probably negates a lot of the cost advantage. Radar alone cannot be cheap.It's much easier and cheap to maintenance a wheeled vehicle than a tracked one. Also one advantage of wheeled is higher road speed. Both are good advantage for a QRF unit which need to maintain high alert all time and redeploy fast after activation.
Just for infomation, note that APDS from M1A2 or Chieftain , or Leopard , or Type 99A currently, go at about Mach 4 muzzle velocity.I wonder if this can be retrofitted on all old tube arty.
And even onto tanks as well
Imagine a Chinese APDS at Mach 6++ from a Type 99A going into an M1A2 Abrams