Self Propelled Gun/Rocket Launcher


by78

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Self-propelled guns and MLRS participate in a live-fire exercise in Tibet.





 

by78

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Huh, though the pics of the next generation SPH (on page 50 of this thread) had a seven roadwheel chassis and a flat turret roof.

Competing design?

Or a successor design. The SPH on page 50 is likely an evolution of the existing PLZ05, whereas the illustration probably shows a concept for a clean sheet design to be adopted somewhere down the road. When or if it will materialize, that I do not know.
 

Orthan

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Or a successor design. The SPH on page 50 is likely an evolution of the existing PLZ05, whereas the illustration probably shows a concept for a clean sheet design to be adopted somewhere down the road. When or if it will materialize, that I do not know.
Why would they go back again to a six-wheeled chassis? the reason the new SPH has a 7-wheeled must have been for added stability.
 

Bltizo

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Why would they go back again to a six-wheeled chassis? the reason the new SPH has a 7-wheeled must have been for added stability.

The seven wheeled chassis ultimately should still have lineage from the PLZ05 in it.


It is conceivable that the SPH depicted with six wheels is clean sheet everything.
It's not like "more wheels = better" is some kind of universal trait that spans all generations of vehicle design.
 

Gloire_bb

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Chinese artillery is one of the most, if not the most, advanced in the world. As is South African artillery.
Part of them is. When talking about China(or Russia for the matter), older equipment must always be taken into account.

China's rapidly updating, though.
Just compare the round range of Chinese artillery to other US or Russian artillery of same period
As important as range is, it is nowhere near the only metric.
And even whole sum of hard specs of the guns and their platforms is only the beginning.
The US is trying to mitigate this lack of range with the latest M109A7 with longer barrel.
You meant M1299. M109A7 is a currently ongoing upgrade, and it still is a slow-firing shortie.
Doesn't make it harmless, however.
 

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