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PLL-01 (WAC-021) Chinese 155mm Towed Howitzer

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"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_China"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The PLL-01 (WAC-021) Chinese 155mm Towed Howitzer is fitted with an auxiliary power unit which is a small air-cooled 77 hp diesel engine. It is installed in a fairing carried atop the front of the carriage. The power unit is used for self-movement once the howitzer is in position. It also assists emplacement and displacement of the howitzer. This feature significantly reduced the stress on the crew. A single crew member can jack the gun in 90 seconds. Also, it takes slightly less time to emplace and displace, compared to conventional towed artillery pieces. The PLL-01 uses Extended Range, Full Bore (ERFB) ammunition, which has a much longer range than typical howitzer ammunition thanks to improved aerodynamics. The PLL-01 can also fire all standard NATO 155 mm ammunition."
dateOfIntroduction1991
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"China"
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name"155MM TOWED HOWITZER WAC21"
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"PLL-01_WAC-021_How_(AA).png"
"PLL-01_WAC-021_How_(BB).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"PLL-01; WAC-021"
name"Type"
value"Towed Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Norinco"
name"Crew"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Displacement Time"
value"1.5"
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name"Emplacement Time"
value"1.5"
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name"Range with standard ammunition"
value"24"
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name"Range with ERFB"
value"30"
units"km"
name"Range with ERFB-BB"
value"39"
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name"Minimum Range"
value"5,400"
units"m"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length (in Travelling Order)"
value"7"
units"m"
name"Length (in Combat Order)"
value"11.4"
units"m"
name"Width (in Travelling Order)"
value"2.5"
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name"Width (in Combat Order)"
value"9.3"
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name"Height"
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name"Weight, Combat"
value"9.5"
units"tons"
name"Automotive Requirement"
sections
name"Auxiliary Power Unit"
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name"Engine"
value"493Q diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"77"
units"hp"
name"Auto-propulsion Speed"
value"18"
units"km/h"
name"Auto-propulsion Range (on roads)"
value"80-100"
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name"Prime Mover"
value"6 x 6 Truck"
name"Towing Speed, Maximum On"
value"90"
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name"Cross-Country Towing Speed"
value"50"
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value"155"
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name"Caliber / Length"
value"45"
name"Breech Type"
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name"Muzzle Velocity, Max"
value"903"
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name"Max Range"
value"39"
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name"Min Range"
value"5,400"
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name"Loader Type"
value"Semi-Automatic"
name"Muzzle Brake Type"
value"Multi-slotted"
name"Max Elevation"
value"72"
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name"Min Elevation"
value"-5"
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value"70"
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value"35"
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name"Rate of Fire, Sustain"
value"2"
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name"Computerized FCS"
value"No"
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name"Direct Fire"
value"No"
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name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
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name"Collimator"
value"Yes"
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name"Gun Display Unit"
value"Yes"
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name"Protection"
properties
name"Armor Roof"
value"None"
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name"Armor, Front"
value"None"
isVisiblefalse
name"Armor, Side"
value"None"
isVisiblefalse
name"NBC Protection"
value"No"
isVisiblefalse
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
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variants
name"AH-1"
notes"AH-1 is an improved version of the PLL-01, manufactured in China by NORINCO. It has a more powerful auxiliary power unit, consisting of an air-cooled diesel engine, developing 110 hp. This howitzer has a maximum auto-propulsion speed of 20 km/h. Reportedly, the AH1 is in service with Ethiopia."
name"AH-2"
notes"AH2 is a 52-caliber version of the AH1 towed howitzer. It has a longer range."
name"GM-45"
notes"Same cannon fit onto a lighter carriage. This allows the system to be easier to maneuver but provides less stability to the system."
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