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AH-4 Chinese 155mm Towed Howitzer

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"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
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"China, People's Republic of"
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"PRO_United Arab Emirates"
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notes"The AH-4 is a Chinese clone of the US, M777, lightweight towed howitzer. It is intended mainly for export. The AH-4 was revealed in 2014. Soon after its introduction this howitzer reportedly received its first export order from Middle East. Can fire all of the western-made 155mm/39 caliber rounds. The towed AH4 howitzer is a Chinese artillery system manufactured by Norinco. Its main characteristic is that it has been designed to be lightweight, which allows greater tactical mobility. The weight of 4,500 kg, compared to a traditional system that can weigh 18,000 kg, allows the system to be airlifted via heavy-lift helicopters like the CH-47 or Mi-26, or transport aircraft like a C-130 or Y-8. Also, as a modern howitzer system, it possesses a range of engagement of up to 40 km using rocket-assisted projectiles. Because of its weight, the AH4 can be used in mountain warfare, which traditionally had to use pack howitzers like the OTO Melara Mod 56."
dateOfIntroduction2014
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"China, United Arab Emirates"
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"AH-4_Chinese_155mm_(A).jpg"
"AH-4_Chinese_155mm_(B).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"AH-4"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Norico"
name"Carriage"
value"split trail"
name"Crew"
value"7"
units"ea"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"3"
units"min"
name"Displacement Time"
value"2"
units"min"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"25,000"
units"m"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Travelling"
value"9.5"
units"m"
name"Length, Ready to Fire"
value"10.2"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"4,500"
units"kg"
name"Automotive Requirement"
properties
name"Towing Vehicle"
value"6x6 or 4x4"
name"Speed limit, Road"
value"70"
units"km/h"
name"Speed limit, Cross Country"
value"25"
units"km/h"
name"Primary Air Lift Aircraft"
value"Z-18A"
name"Main Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"AH-4"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Breech Type"
value"INA"
name"Caliber / Length"
value"155mm / 39 caliber"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Max Range, Standard Round"
value"25,000"
units"m"
name"Max Range, RAP"
value"40,000"
units"m"
name"Barrel Length"
value"INA"
name"Max Elevation"
value"72"
units"degrees"
name"Min Elevation"
value"-3"
units"degrees"
name"Traverse Range"
value"44"
units"degrees"
name"Traverse Left"
value"22"
units"degrees"
name"Traverse Right"
value"22"
units"degrees"
name"Rate of Fire, Burst"
value"4"
units"rpm"
name"Rate of Fire, Sustain"
value"2"
units"rpm"
name"Carriage"
value"2 sub assemblies, the body and the saddle. The body includes 2 forward stabilizers and 2 split trails fitted with self digging spades and dampers."
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Weight of Round"
value"46..7"
units"kg"
name"ERFB-HB/HE"
value"25,000"
units"m"
name"ERFB-BB/HE"
value"INA"
name"ERFB-BB-RA/HE"
value"40,000"
units"m"
name"Range"
value"25,000"
units"m"
name"Probability of hit"
value"90"
units"%"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Note"
value"This artillery piece has no organic protection."
variants
name"SH-11"
notes"Self-propelled artillery piece based upon an 8x8 armored personnel carrier and uses a modified 155mm/L39 round. First seen in public in 2018."
name"AHS-4"
notes"3 ton version designed to use in mountain warfare."
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