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PLZ-83 (Type 83) Chinese 152mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
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"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_China"
"Land"
"Tier3"
notes"The PLZ-83 (Type 83) Chinese 152mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) is capable of firing all standard types of 152mm rounds. The main armament cannon is based on the Chinese 152mm towed Type 66 mounted on a vehicle hull similar to the Russian 152mm SP gun-howitzer 2S3. The crew communicates with each other using the Type 803 intercom system. There are reports of Type 83 being equipped with an anti-tank rocket launcher referred to as the Type 40. However, it is suspected that the rocket launcher is really the 40mm anti-tank rocket launcher Type 69-1 (an upgraded variant of the Russian RPG-7). Variants of this system are based on Type 66, a Chinese copy of the D-20 howitzer 425mm mine-clearing rocket launcher Type 462: a 2-round rocket launcher for use in clearing minefields. 120mm SP anti-tank gun: the AT gun is fitted with a 120mm smoothbore, mounted inside a turret on Type 83 gun-howitzer chassis Other ammunition types: HE-I, illumination, smoke"
dateOfIntroduction1983
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"China"
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name"HOW SP TYPE 83 TRKD 152MM"
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images
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sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"PLZ-83; Type 83"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)"
name"Caliber"
value"152 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"NORINCO"
name"Family"
value"INA"
name"Crew"
value"5 (commander, driver, gunner, 2 loaders)"
name"Chassis"
value"PLZ-83 (Type 83)"
name"Displacement Time"
value"1"
units"min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"1"
units"min"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"17.2 - 28"
units"km"
name"Note"
value"The PLZ-83 (Type 83) has been supplemented by the newer and more capable PLZ05 and will eventually be replaced."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length (Hull)"
value"6.41"
units"m"
name"Length (Gun Foward)"
value"7.01"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.24"
units"m"
name"Height (Turret Top)"
value"2.68"
units"m"
name"Height (Overall)"
value"3.50"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"30 tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"0.68"
units"kg/m"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Deutz Type 12150L"
name"Engine Type"
value"liquid cooled diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"520"
units"hp"
name"Fuel"
value"885"
units"liters"
name"Cruising Range"
value"450"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"55"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"35"
units"km/h"
name"Towed Speed"
value"60"
units"km/h"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Fording Depth"
value"1.3"
units"m"
name"Wheel Base"
value"Tracked chassis, 6 roadwheels, drive sprocket front, idler rear, 4.61 m length, 0.48 m width, 2.62 m track"
name"Carriage"
value"Split Trail"
name"Trench Digger Capable"
value"Yes, capable of digging 250m to 300m"
name"Fording without Preparation"
value"1.3"
units"m"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"40"
units"%"
name"Vertical Obstacle (Forward)"
value"0.7"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"2.5"
units"m"
name"Communications"
sections
name"TBR-142"
properties
name"VHF FM Transceiver"
value"Yes, TBR-142(I)"
name"VHF Range"
value"1 to 50"
units"km"
name"Megahertz"
value"40.000 to 59.975"
units"MHz"
name"Output Power"
value"1 to 0.3"
units"Watts"
name"Power"
value"12V Ni-Ca Rechargeable Battery or external 12V DC power source"
name"Dimensions"
value"217x135x58"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"2.7"
units"kg"
name"Antennas"
value"3 Total: a 1.3m whip antenna, a 0.3m short antenna, and a 10m wire antenna"
name"Proliferated"
value"Widely with Artillery/Gun/Missile/Reconnaissance/C2 Units"
name"Control Device"
value"TBR-142(II)"
name"Multi-function Field Phone"
value"TBR-142(IIID)"
name"Anti-Aircraft Control Unit"
value"TBR-142(IIIG)"
name"ZXY88-200 C2 Capable"
value"Yes"
name"Messaging"
value"Limited Capability"
name"Amplifier"
value"Available"
name"Physical Conditions Limitations"
value"Terrain and Weather favorable"
properties
name"Radio Type"
value"889D Radio Set"
name"Intercom System"
value"Type 803"
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"Type 66, Type 83 (152mm Howitzer)"
name"Type"
value"Self-propelled artillery, 152mm Howitzer"
name"Manufacturer"
value"NORINCO"
name"Status"
value"In service. Production complete. No longer marketed."
name"Breech Type"
value"Semi-automatic sliding wedge breech"
name"Length"
value"9.8"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.24"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"3.50"
units"m"
name"Loader Type"
value"No ammunition handling system"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"8"
units"rds/min"
name"Sustain Rate of Fire"
value"8"
units"rds/min"
name"Time the Max Rate of Fire can be Sustained"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Range"
value"30"
units"km"
name"Minumum Range"
value"10"
units"km"
name"Muzzle Brake Type"
value"Double Baffle muzzle brake"
name"Max Elevation"
value"+65"
units"deg"
name"Min Elevation"
value"-5"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"15,600"
units"m"
name"Traverse Left"
value"24"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"26"
units"deg"
name"Range Finder Type"
value"Panoramic"
name"Axis of Fire"
value"1.4"
units"m"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Type"
value"152mm HE Projectile"
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Type 83"
name"Caliber"
value"152"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"703"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"48"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"655"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Range"
value"17.2"
units"km"
name"Fuse Type"
value"RGM-2, RGM-2m, D-1U, V-90"
name"Charge Type"
value"Full"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"Yes"
name"Minimum Distance of Jammer Deliver"
value"4"
units"km"
name"Maximum Distance of Jammer Deliver"
value"16.9"
units"km"
name"Minimum Distance of Detachment Above Target"
value"1.6"
units"km"
name"Operation Range"
value"700"
units"m"
name"Explosive Filling"
value"16.4"
units"kg"
name"Weight of Jammer"
value"3.8"
units"kg"
name"Normal Recoil"
value"910"
units"mm"
name"Maximum Recoil"
value"950"
units"mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 rounds total any combination of 152mm Rounds."
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Type"
value"152 mm HE-FRAG Projectile"
name"Model"
value"OF-540"
name"Caliber"
value"152 mm"
name"Length"
value"703"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"43.6"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"655"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Range"
value"17.2"
units"km"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 rounds total any combination of 152mm Rounds."
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
properties
name"Type"
value"152mm Cargo Projectile"
name"Model"
value"INA"
name"Caliber"
value"152"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"835"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"43.6"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"655"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Range"
value"17"
units"km"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 rounds total any combination of 152mm Rounds."
name"Ammunition (Option 4)"
properties
name"Type"
value"BB-HE Projectile"
name"Model"
value"INA"
name"Caliber"
value"152"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"874"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"43.6"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"660"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Range"
value"22"
units"km"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 rounds total any combination of 152mm Rounds."
name"Ammunition (Option 5)"
properties
name"Type"
value"BB-RA/HE Projectile"
name"Model"
value"INA"
name"Caliber"
value"152"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"873"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"43.5"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"674"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Range"
value"28"
units"km"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 rounds total any combination of 152mm Rounds."
name"Ammunition (Option 6)"
properties
name"Type"
value"Jamming"
name"Model"
value"INA"
name"Caliber"
value"152"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"713"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"43.6"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"655"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Range"
value"17.2"
units"kg"
name"Basic Load"
value"30 rounds total any combination of 152mm Rounds."
name"Coaxial Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x Type 54 (DShKM)"
name"Type"
value"Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7 mm"
name"Proliferation"
value"over 1 Million"
name"Length (Total)"
value"1,625"
units"mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"1,070"
units"mm"
name"Weight (Gun Only)"
value"34"
units"kg"
name"Weight (On Wheeled Mounting)"
value"157"
units"kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-Operated, Flapper Locking"
name"Feed System"
value"50 Round Belt"
name"Sights"
value"Iron/Optical"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"INA"
name"Sustain Rate of Fire"
value"600"
units"rds/m"
name"Time the Max Rate of Fire can be Sustained"
value"INA"
name"Range Finder Type"
value"INA"
name"Turret"
value"Single seat and located at the rear of the vehicle"
name"Variants"
value"DK, DShKM, DSHKS, Type 54 HMG"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Heavy machine gun and anti-materiel rifle cartridge"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7 mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"12.7x108mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"850"
units"m/s"
name"Effective Range"
value"2000-2,500"
units"m"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"API: 21 at 500 m & 13 at 1000 m (RHA)"
name"Basic Load"
value"1,200 Rounds"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"Yes"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"Yes"
name"Range, Day Sight"
value"INA"
name"Range, Thermal Sight"
value"INA"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes, Panoramic"
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes, Type CS-43 (with x5.5 Magnification)"
name"Direct Fire Maximum Range"
value"1,1170"
units"m"
name"Sight"
value"1 x Type 58 Panoramic Sight"
name"Sight Magnification"
value"X 3.7 magnification"
name"Collimator"
value"Type 58"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Armored Steel (Protection from shell splinters and small arms)"
name"Turret Armor"
value"Armored Steel (Protection from shell splinters and small arms)"
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"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"No"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"No"
name"IR Signature"
value"INA"
variants
name"Type 89 Multiple Launch Rocket System"
notes"Type 89 multiple launch rocket system. It is based on the same tracked armored chassis. This artillery rocket system was revealed in 1999. It is speculated that this system entered service in the late 1990s and was not offered for export. It replaced in service the ageing Type 70 130 mm artillery rocket systems."
name"425-mm mine-clearing system"
notes"This is a basic vehicle with a limited-traverse launcher that has two cradles, each holding a large rocket with a range of 875-1,090 yds (800-1,000 m). When the rocket lands, it explodes -- clearing an area 140 yds (130 m) long by 13-24 yds (12-22 m) wide. The mine-clearance vehicle's combat weight is 59,525 lb (27,000 kg); it is is 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m) long and 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m) tall. Its launcher elevation range is -5 degrees to 45 degrees; traverse is 90 degrees to each side. The vehicle has a crew of five. The mine-clearing rocket weighs 1,675 lb (760 kg) and the warhead -- which is 15 ft 5 in (4.70 m) long -- accounts for 1,320 lb (600 kg) of that total weight."
name"Type 89 Tank Destroyer"
notes"The Type 89 is a tank destroyer based on the hull of the Type 83. It features a 120-mm smoothbore anti-tank gun in a new turret."
name"Trench Digger"
notes"A trench digger has been developed based on the hull of the Type 83 self-propelled howitzer. The vehicle, fitted with a front-mounted dozer blade, can dig between 8,830 cubic ft (250 cubic m) to 10,590 cubic ft (300 cubic m) of earth per hour using a digging machine carried over the rear of the hull. A crew of three operates the digger from a raised cab at the front of the vehicle. The trench digger has a combat weight of 66,140 lb (30,000 kg). The vehicle is no longer offered for export by NORINCO."
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