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PLZ-07B (Type 07B) Chinese 122mm Amphibious Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Self-Propelled Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_China"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The PLZ-07B (Type 07B) Chinese 122mm Amphibious Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) Chinese 122mm Amphibious Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) combines the cannon and fire-control system from the Type 07B howitzer with the ZBD-2000 hull. The weapon enables longer-range fire support farther inshore with heavier ammunition, including laser-guided rounds."
dateOfIntroduction2007
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"China"
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name"HOW SP PLZ 07B TRKD AMPHIB 122MM"
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images
"PLZ-07B_(A).jpg"
"PLZ-07B_China_(BB).jpg"
"PLZ-07B_China_(CC).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Type 07B; PLZ 07B"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Norinco"
name"Family"
value"ZBD-2000"
name"Crew"
value"5"
units"ea"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"9.5"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.36"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"3.04"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"25"
units"tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"INA"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"INA"
name"Engine Type"
value"Four-stroke turbocharged water-cooled diesel"
name"Engine Power (Land)"
value"500"
units"hp"
name"Engine Power (Sea)"
value"1,577"
units"hp"
name"Transmission"
value"Machanical"
name"Cruising Range (Land)"
value"500"
units"km"
name"Cruising Range (Sea)"
value"INA, estimates have it going as far as 2/3 of it's land range."
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"65"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"40"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Maximum Swim"
value"25"
units"kts"
name"Maximum Distance at Sea"
value"90"
units"km"
name"Tracks"
value"Tracks are supported by two return rollers located between the first and last pairs of road wheels."
name"Suspension"
value"Hydropneumatic"
name"Wheels"
value"6, unevenly-spaced road wheels per side"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"%"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.6"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"2.9"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"Amphibious"
name"Sea State Capable"
value"Sea State 4"
name"Buoyancy Reserve"
value"Yes"
name"Communications"
sections
name"TBR-121"
properties
name"VHF Transceiver"
value"Yes"
name"VHF Range"
value"1 to 50"
units"km"
name"Digital Data"
value"Yes, Full"
name"Control"
value"Self-Adaptive Control (Including Automatic Antenna Tuner)"
name"Frequency Agile"
value"Yes"
name"Wireless Network Capabilities"
value"Yes"
name"Note:"
value"Very similar in capabilities to the US SINCGARS ASIP"
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"Version of the PL96"
name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"122 mm"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"6-8"
units"rds/min"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"27 km with RAP"
name"Traverse Range"
value"360"
units"deg"
name"Maximum Elevation"
value"70"
units"deg"
name"Minimum Elevation"
value"-3"
units"deg"
name"Loader"
value"Semi-Automatic"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Note"
value"Can fire all Chines and Russian 122mm artillery ammunition. Maximum range of fire is 18 km with standard High Explosive Fragmentation (HE-FRAG) projectile, 22 km with extended-range projectile and 27 km with rocket assisted projectile."
name"Basic Load"
value"40 Rounds"
name"Commander's Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x QJZ-89 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Type"
value"Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"NORINCO"
name"Length, Total"
value"2,119"
units"mm"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"1,003"
units"mm"
name"Weight (Gun Only)"
value"17.5"
units"kg"
name"Weight, (Tripod Only)"
value"8.5"
units"kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas/Recoil"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"600"
units"rds/min"
name"Sustain Rate of Fire"
value"400-600"
units"rds/min"
name"Feed System"
value"Belt"
name"Sights"
value"Iron/Optical"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"12.7x108"
units"mm"
name"Max Effective Range"
value"1,600"
units"m"
name"Basic Load"
value"1,200"
units"ea"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"BMS System"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Gunner"
value"Yes"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Yes"
name"3D Map of the OE"
value"Yes, Standard"
name"Satellite Navigation System"
value"BeiDou Satellite"
name"Battle Management System"
value"Yes"
name"Navigation System"
value"BeiDou satellite navigation system,"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor Type"
value"The vehicle has all-welded armor over the hull and turret, providing protection against 25-mm armor-piercing rounds over the frontal arc and all-around protection against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds."
name"Hull Armor"
value"30"
units"mm"
name"Sides and Rear Armor"
value"14.5"
units"mm"
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Yes"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"INA"
name"Active Protection System"
value"Yes"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"INA"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Yes, 8 Total, 4 on each side 76mm"
name"Bow Blade"
value"Yes"
name"Belly Plate"
value"Yes"
name"Self-Sealing Fuel Tank"
value"Yes, capable of stopping a 25 mm APFSDS round at 2,000 m."
name"Automatic Fire Suppression Device."
value"Yes"
variants
name"PLZ-05 (Type 05)"
notes"a 155 mm self-propelled howitzer developed by the People's Liberation Army of China to replace the Type 59-1 130 mm towed gun and Type 83 152 mm self-propelled gun."
name"PLZ-05A (PLZ-52)"
notes"The PLZ-52 is a 155mm / 52 caliber tracked self-propelled howitzer similar in appearance to the PLZ-45, but based on a slightly different hull."
name"PLZ-04"
notes"Self-propelled howitzer with a 54 caliber barrel and apparently offered for export."
type"WEG"
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