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PL-66 (Type 66) Chinese 152mm Towed Gun-Howitzer

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"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_Albania"
"PRO_Angola"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Sri Lanka"
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notes"The PL-66 (Type 66) Chinese 152mm Towed Gun-Howitzer, is a Chinese 152 mm field howitzer. It is a license-produced version of the Soviet D-20 howitzer, that was created during the early 1950s and is one of the most prolific artillery systems ever. It is unknown if this howitzer is still in production. Though this artillery system is still widely used in China and was exported to some countries, including Iraq and Sri Lanka."
dateOfIntroduction1953
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"Albania, Angola, China, Iraq, Sri Lanka"
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images
"PL-66_152mm_Towed_Gun-Howitzer(a).jpg"
"PL-66_152mm_Towed_Gun-Howitzer(b).jpg"
"PL-66_152mm_Towed_Gun-Howitzer(c).jpg"
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name"System"
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name"Alternate Designation"
value"PL-66; Type 66"
name"Type"
value"152mm Towed Gun-Howitzer"
name"In Service"
value"1966 to present"
name"Barrel Length"
value"26 calibers"
name"Maximum Rate of Fire"
value"5 - 6 rpm"
name"Maximum Range of Fire"
value"17.4 - 22 km"
name"Gun Bore"
value"152 mm"
name"Elevation Range"
value"- 5 to + 45 degrees"
name"Traverse Range"
value"58 degrees"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length (in traveling order)"
value"8.69 m"
name"Length (in combat order)"
value"INA"
name"Weight"
value"5.56 tons"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"26 mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"43.56 kg"
name"Note #1:"
value"This artillery piece is towed by a 6x6 military truck, which carries the whole gun crew, as well as ammunition. A Chinese Shaanxi SX2150 6x6 army truck is typically used for this role."
name"Note #2:"
value"The PL-66 artillery systems are deployed in batteries of 6 artillery pieces."
variants
name"Type 83"
notes"Type 83 self-propelled howitzer with a modified ordnance of the PL-66 with an added semi-automatic loader and fume extractor. It was modeled after a Soviet 2S3 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer, which utilized a modified ordnance of D-20. This Chinese artillery system uses an armored tracked chassis."
name"APU-66-152"
notes"APU-66-152 is a recent version of the PL-66, fitted with auxiliary power unit. This allows to self-deploy over short distances. Also auxiliary power unit aids in emplacement and displacement. This artillery system was first publicly revealed in 2018."
name"PL-66 Truck Mounted"
notes"It uses the same light armored chassis with 6x6 configuration as the SH-2 and SH-5 artillery systems. This truck-mounted howitzer was first publicly revealed in 2018, alongside the APU-66-152."
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