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M1977 North Korean 122mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Self-Propelled Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North"
"PRO_North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
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notes"M1977 North Korean 122mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH). Its actual designation is unknown. The M1977 designation was allocated by a US Department of Defense. The number in the designation denotes the year when this system was observed by US intelligence. This North Korean artillery system was adopted in the mid-1970s and is widely used to this day. As far as it is known the M1974 was not exported outside North Korea."
dateOfIntroduction1977
countryOfOrigin"Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North"
proliferation"North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
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"North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
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name"HOW M1977 TRKD 122MM"
string"01.01.119.004.032.000.000"
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sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"M1977"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"INA"
name"Chassis"
value"The M1977 self-propelled howitzer is based on an M1973 armored personnel carrier chassis, which is sometimes referred as VT-323."
name"Crew"
value"8-9"
units"ea"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"Under 3 minutes"
name"Dsiplacement Time"
value"Under 3 minutes"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"5.5 m"
name"Width"
value"2.9 m"
name"Height"
value"2.7 m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"16 tons"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Deutz BF8L413F"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"320"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"400"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"60"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"5"
units"km/h"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.6 m"
name"Trench"
value"2 m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"Amphibious"
name"Note"
value"The M1977 self-propelled howitzer is fully amphibious. Even though rear-mounted waterjets of the M1973 armored personnel carrier were removed, this vehicle is propelled on water by its tracks. It can ford inland waterways such as lakes and rivers."
name"Main Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"The Soviet D-30 122 mm/L38 Howitzer"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"38 calibers"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"21,9 km"
name"Maximum Rate of Fire"
value"6-8 rpm"
name"Elevation"
value"0-70 deg"
name"Traverse"
value"INA"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
units"mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"14.08 - 21.76 kg"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"A High-Explosive (HE) projectile penetrates a 180 mm steel armor plate."
name"Note #1"
value"This North Korean artillery system uses an ordnance of the Soviet D-30 towed howitzer."
name"Note #2"
value"The Soviet D-30 122 mm/L38 towed howitzer was created in the late 1950s and eventually proved to be a successful weapon. It was exported to numerous countries, including the North Korea. Maximum range of fire is 15.3 km with a standard High-Explosive Fragmentation (HE-FRAG ) projectile and 21.9 km with rocket-assisted projectile."
name"Auxiliary Weapon System"
properties
name"Note"
value"There is no information available about the type of auxiliary Weapon Systems are mounted on the M1977."
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"INA"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Yes, two large stabilizing spades are lowered to the ground at the rear."
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"The tracked chassis is lightly armored and has enclosed sides, but open top. It provides some degree of protection from small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. In traveling order the open top can be covered with bows and canvas cover."
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"INA"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No, This artillery system has no defensive armament, except firearms of its crew members."
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"INA"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
type"WEG"
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