Self Propelled Gun/Rocket Launcher


Orthan

Junior Member
Honestly, the overhang looks like its just some machinery or electronics (it only seems to cover the turret sides on the rear), as seen below (though that could be with the magazine removed).
I wonder why they couldnt fit them into the tower like all others do.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
I wonder why they couldnt fit them into the tower like all others do.

The overhang looks like it contains a storage basket on top and two side flaps (with slits) for perhaps aesthetic reasons to make everything look flush. I think the actual turret (armored volume) doesn't go past the chassis, or at least not by much compared to the PzH 2000. The Paladin also has an overhang that contains additional equipment. When you run out of precious space inside the turret, this is the normal solution.

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by78

Lieutenant General
Firing into darkness...

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Mt1701d

Junior Member
Registered Member
A video just upload to the Chinese military YouTube channel... mainly focused on the PLZ05A... it seems to have gotten some form of an autoloader not sure what else appreciate anyone that understand mandarin to shred more light...

 

Mt1701d

Junior Member
Registered Member
Truck-mounted 82 mm rapid-fire mortar:
It’s a really cool piece kit but I wonder if more attention would have been worthwhile to improve the stability at lower angles of fire so it can have a wider utility when supporting the mechanised infantry...
 

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