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M1981 North Korean 122mm Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)

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"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)"
"Land"
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notes"The M1981 is a North Korean 122 mm self-propelled gun. Its actual designation is unknown. The M1981 is provisional designation, allocated by a US Department of Defense. Number in the designation denotes the year when this system was first observed by US intelligence. This North Korean artillery system was adopted in the late 1970s or early 1980s and is used to this day. As far as it is known the M1981 was not exported outside the North Korea."
dateOfIntroduction1981
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 SP HOW M1981 TRKD 122MM"
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images
"M-1981_self-propelled_(C).jpg"
"M-1981_self-propelled_(B).jpg"
"M-1981_self-propelled_(A).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"M-1981"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"INA"
name"Chassis"
value"This self-propelled artillery gun is based on a lightly armored tracked chassis. The same chassis was used for the North Korean M1974 self-propelled gun-howitzer. Most likely that it is a heavily modified Soviet ATS-59G artillery tractor."
name"Crew"
value"8-9"
units"ea"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"under 3 minutes"
name"Displacement Time"
value"under 3 minutes"
name"Note"
value"The M1981 can be seen as a North Korean attempt to create a self-propelled artillery system, somewhat equivalent to the Soviet 2S1 Gvosdika and to improve mobility and protection of their D-74 towed guns."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Hull"
value"6.3 m"
name"Length, Gun Forward"
value"8 m"
name"Width"
value"2.6 m"
name"Height"
value"2.6 m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"25 tons"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"A-650"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"300"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"500"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"45"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.8"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"2.85"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth, without Preparation"
value"1.1"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth, with Preparation"
value"1.5"
units"m"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"This self-propelled artillery system is armed with an ordnance of the D-74 122 mm/L52 gun."
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Gun (SPG)"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"52 calibers"
name"Maximum FIring Range"
value"24 km"
name"Maximum Rate of Fire"
value"7 rpm"
name"Elevation"
value"0-45 deg"
name"Traverse"
value"INA"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
units"mm"
name"Types of Ammunition"
value"The North Korean artillery system fires High-Explosive Fragmentation (HE-FRAG), Armor-Piercing Tracer (AP-T) and concrete-busting rounds."
name"Projectile Weight"
value"27.3 kg"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"An AP-T round penetrates 185 mm of rolled homogenous steel armor at a range of 1 000 m"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Auzillary Weapon System"
properties
name"Note"
value"No information available as to the type of Auxiliary Equipment"
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 before firing."
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Armor of the M1981 provides some degree of protection for its crew against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. The gun retains its original splinter shield. Though top of the superstructure is opened and completely unprotected. In traveling order it can be covered with bows and canvas cover. This artillery system has no defensive armament, except firearms of its crew members."
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"INA"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"INA"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
type"WEG"
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