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PCL-09 Chinese 122mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

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"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Self-Propelled Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_China"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The Chinese Army has followed the global shift and embraced the concept of a lighter, more mobile ground force. This is showcased by the adoption of such battlefield elements as the PCL-09, a 6x6 wheeled, self-propelled, artillery-carrying vehicle capable of delivering various warhead types at range. The system is believed to have appeared in or around 2009 and was publicly showcased in 2010 military exercises. The Chinese Army fields about six PCL-09 trucks per battery with these being assigned several accompanying support vehicles (radar director, Command Post, etc.). Like other weapons of this kind, the PCL-09 is used as a ranged solution capable of supplying ground forces with fire support. The mobile nature of the vehicle allows the weapon to be relocated, fired, and relocated once again in short order. Prior to firing, support legs at the center of the chassis are lowered into the earth to help absorb the inherently violent recoil of such a weapon."
dateOfIntroduction2010
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"China"
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name"HOW SH 1 PCL09 WHL 122MM"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"PCL-09 Chinese 122mm Self-Propelled Howitzer"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
units"mm"
name"Chassis"
value"Shaanxi 6x6 Military Truck"
name"Crew"
value"5"
units"ea"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"1.5 - 2.5 minutes"
name"Displacement Time"
value"1.5 - 2.5 minutes"
name"Note #1"
value"A complete PCL-09 battery comprises around 6 truck-mounted howitzers and a battery command post vehicle. The regiment of the PCL-09 consists of a couple of batteries and also includes one battalion command post vehicle, one meteorological radar, one artillery locating radar, and some reconnaissance vehicles."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"8.0"
units"m"
name"Barrel Length"
value"38 calibers"
name"Width"
value"3.0"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.1 m without turret"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"16.5 tons"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Wei Chai WD615.77"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"280"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"86"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"85"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"67"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.5"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth, without Preparation"
value"1.2"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth, with Preparation"
value"1.2"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"0.5"
units"m"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"A version Soviet D-30 field howitzer"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"INA"
name"Weight"
value"INA"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Rate of Fire"
value"6-8"
units"rds/min"
name"Maximum Elevation"
value"70"
units"deg"
name"Minimum Elevation"
value"3"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"60"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"30"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"30"
units"deg"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"18-27"
units"km"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"INA"
name"Sights"
value"INA"
name"Ammunition (Option #1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"HE-FRAG"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
units"mm"
name"Shell"
value"INA"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Maximum firing range"
value"18 km"
name"Basic Load"
value"40 rounds"
name"Note #1"
value"This system is separate-loaded ammunition with projectiles and their charges."
name"Ammunition (Option #2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Extended-range projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Shell"
value"INA"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Basic Load"
value"40 rounds"
name"Maximum firing range"
value"22 Km"
name"Ammunition (Option #3)"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Rocket assisted projectile"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Shell"
value"INA"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Maximum firing range"
value"27 km"
name"Basic Load"
value"40 rounds"
name"Note #1"
value"The PCL-09 is also capable of firing 122 mm laser-guided projectiles. These are based on Russian Kitolov projectile technology."
name"Fire Control System"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes, the PCL-09 is fitted with a computerized fire control system, navigation, positioning and targeting systems. It receives target information from artillery command post vehicle."
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Large spades and stabilizing jacks are lowered to the ground prior to firing. These provide a more stable firing platform."
name"Direct Fire"
value"INA"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Digital Battlefield Management System"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"It seems that this artillery system carries no defensive armament."
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"INA"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"INA"
name"Active Protection System"
value"INA"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"INA"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"INA"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
variants
name"CS/SH1"
notes"Export version of the PCL-09."
name"PLL-09"
notes"Self-propelled howitzer, based on ZBL-09 8x8 armored personnel carrier chassis. It was adopted alongside the PCL-09. The PLL-09 is more mobile due to its chassis. It is capable of keeping pace with main battle tanks. Also, this artillery system is fully amphibious and can ford water obstacles to afloat."
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