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Type 54-1 Chinese 122mm Towed Howitzer

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"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Tier4"
"China, People's Republic of"
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"PRO_Bangladesh"
"PRO_Bolivia (Plurinational State of)"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
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notes"The Type 54-1 is the Chinese version of the Russian 122-mm M-30 (M1938) towed howitzer. It is virtually identical to the original, apart from its short gun tube with no muzzle brake. It is thought to be the first large-caliber artillery weapon manufactured in China. The gun has a hydraulic buffer and hydropneumatic recuperator recoil system. It has a split rail carriage and hinged screw breech mechanism. A gun shield is provided. The Type 54-1 is typically towed by a 6 x 6 vehicle. The weapon is fitted with a Type 58 panoramic sight, weighing 2.7 lb (1.2 kg) with a magnification of 3.7x and a 10-deg field of view; it also has a Type 58 collimator sight with a 10-deg field of view. The system uses a variable nine-charge propellant system and can fire at least four types of projectiles: high-explosive, smoke, illumination and incendiary. A leaflet shell containing 24 lb (11 kg) of leaflets can also be used. China has also developed a prototype 122-mm cargo round with six layers of high-explosive anti-tank bomblets."
dateOfIntroduction1953
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Pakistan, Tanzania, Viet Nam"
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name"Alternative Designation"
value"Type 54-1"
name"Country of Origin"
value"China"
name"Type"
value"Towed 122mm Howitzer"
name"Crew"
value"8"
name"Carriage"
value"Split trail"
name"Displacement Time"
value"less than 2 minutes"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"less than 2 minutes"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Traveling"
value"19 ft 4 in (5.9 m)"
name"Barrel Length"
value"9 ft 2 in (2.8 m) overall"
name"Width, Traveling"
value"6 ft 7 in (2.0 m)"
name"Height, Traveling"
value"5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)"
name"Height, to axis of Bore"
value"3 ft 11 in (1.2 m)"
name"Weight"
value"5,500 lb (2,500 kg)"
name"Howitzer"
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name"System"
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name"Name"
value"Type 54-1"
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value"Towed 12mm Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
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name"Breech"
value"Interrupted screw"
name"Recoil"
value"Hydro-pneumatic"
name"Carriage"
value"Split trail"
name"Elevation"
value"61 deg/-3 deg"
name"Traverse"
value"49°"
name"Rate of FIre"
value"5-6 rounds per minute"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"11,800 m"
name"Minimum Firing Range"
value"5,350 m"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
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name"Name"
value"BP-460A"
name"Type"
value"HEAT"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
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name"Shell"
value"122 x 284mm .R loading charge and projectile."
name"Shell Weight"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Range"
value"2,000 m"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
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name"Name"
value"OF-462"
name"Type"
value"HE-Frag, steel (1,000 fragments to hit personnel in radius of 30 meters)"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
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name"Shell"
value"122 x 284mm .R loading charge and projectile."
name"Shell Weight"
value"21.76 kg"
name"Maximum Range"
value"11,720"
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
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name"Name"
value"H-462"
name"Type"
value"Chemical"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
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name"Shell"
value"122 x 284mm .R loading charge and projectile."
name"Shell Weight"
value"21.8 kg"
name"Maximum Range"
value"11,800 m"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"No"
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Collimator"
value"INA"
variants
name"Type 70 self-propelled howitzer"
notes"Tracked vehicle equipped with the Type 54-1 gun."
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