Self-propelled guns and MLRS participate in a live-fire exercise in Tibet.
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.
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.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.
Part of them is. When talking about China(or Russia for the matter), older equipment must always be taken into account.Chinese artillery is one of the most, if not the most, advanced in the world. As is South African artillery.
As important as range is, it is nowhere near the only metric.Just compare the round range of Chinese artillery to other US or Russian artillery of same period
You meant M1299. M109A7 is a currently ongoing upgrade, and it still is a slow-firing shortie.The US is trying to mitigate this lack of range with the latest M109A7 with longer barrel.