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Type 59-1 Chinese 130mm Towed Gun

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_Myanmar"
"Land"
"Tier3"
notes"The Type 59-I Field Gun is a licensed copy of the Soviet, Cold War-era M-46 Field Gun. Normally had two road wheels however, two additional road wheels have been seen on some variants. The type 59-1 is the result to improve on some of the design flaws of Type 59. These improvements include a new carriage which is based upon the Type 66. The improvement has allowed an improvement in the emplacement and displacement times. The addition of a base plate gives the gun more stability while firing and, along with the wheels at the end of the split trails, allows the gun to be rotated thus, giving it 360 traverse ability."
dateOfIntroduction1978
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"China, Myanmar"
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name"130MM TOWED HOWITZER TYPE 59 1"
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images
"Type_59-1_Iraqi.jpeg"
"Type_59-1.jpeg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation"
value"Type 59-1"
name"Type"
value"Towed Gun"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Norinco"
name"Crew"
value"8"
units"ea"
name"Breech"
value"Vertical Sliding Wedge"
name"Loader"
value"Semi-automatic"
name"Elevation"
value"-2.5 degrees to 45 degrees"
name"Azimuth of traverse"
value"50 degrees"
name"Maximum Rate of fire"
value"8-10 rds/min"
name"Range"
value"27 km (37 km with improved munitions)"
name"Speed while being towed on road"
value"50"
units"kmh"
name"Speed while being towed off road"
value"20"
units"km/h"
name"Speed while being towed cross country"
value"10"
units"km/h"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"6"
units"min"
name"Displacement Time"
value"7"
units"min"
name"Prime Mover"
value"Most medium trucks in the Chinese inventory"
name"Direct Fire Mode"
value"Can penetrate 250mm of armor at a range of 1,500m"
name"Caliber"
value"130 mm"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length (Traveling)"
value"11.75"
units"m"
name"Length (Firing)"
value"11.1"
units"m"
name"Width (Traveling)"
value"2.45"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.55"
units"m"
name"Weight"
value"6.1 tons"
name"Protection"
properties
name"NBC"
value"No"
name"Frontal Armor"
value"Provides limited protection to the crew against small arms fire"
name"Armament"
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name"Cannon"
properties
name"Description"
value"130 mm"
name"Muzzle Brake"
value"Double-buffed muzzle"
name"Munition 1, Frag-HE, OF 44"
properties
name"Minimum Range"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Range"
value"22,500"
units"m"
name"Complete Projectile Weight"
value"33.4 kg (OF 33)"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"930"
units"m/s"
name"Fuze Type"
value"V-429 PD"
name"Munition 2, APC-T"
properties
name"Minimum Range"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Range"
value"1,140"
units"m"
name"Complete Projectile Weight"
value"33.49 kg (BR-482B)"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Fuze Type"
value"DBR BD"
name"Munition 3, Frag-HE, OF 43"
properties
name"Minimum Range"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Range"
value"27,500"
units"m"
name"Complete Projectile Weight"
value"33.4 kg (OF-33)"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"930"
units"m/s"
name"Fuze Type"
value"V-429 PD"
name"Munition 4, Frag-HE, ERFB-BB"
properties
name"Minimum Range"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Range"
value"38,000"
units"m"
name"Complete Projectile Weight"
value"33.4"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"940"
units"m/s"
name"Fuze Type"
value"ML-5 PD"
name"Fire Control System"
properties
name"Indirect Fire"
value"PG-1 Panoramic Telescope (PANTEL)"
name"Direct Fire"
value"OP 4-35"
name"Collimator"
value"K-1"
name"Gun Display Unit"
value"None"
name"Fire Control Computer"
value"None"
name"Night Vision"
value"Available for Direct Fire"
variants
name"GM-45"
notes"Developed by NORINCO to field a Chinese-built version of the Austrian GHN-45 gun on the many 130-mm M-46/Type 59 and 152-mm Type 66 carriages remaining in service. The M46 carriage was adapted to ensure its recoil resistance was able to withstand the more powerful gun by: Raising maximum elevation to +55 deg (978 mils); Limiting maximum recoil distance to 49.2 in (1,250 mm); modifying the GHN-45's recuperator (minimum distance is 30.5 in/775 mm); Adopting a pneumatic rammer; Modifying the panoramic sight and sight mount; Changing the M-46/Type 59's breech ring and breech block to the semi-automatic screw type of the GHN-45; Adding compressed-air supply; and Incorporating hydraulically actuated trail-wheel raising. Weight is 18,739 lb (8,500 kg) firing, 19,401 lb (8,800 kg) traveling; rate of elevation is 11.8 mils/revolution; rate of traverse, 11.25 mils/revolution. Ammunition is extended-range full-bore high-explosive (ERFB), ERFB/smoke (ERFB/WP), ERFB/base-bleed (ERFB/BB) and ERFB/BB illuminating (ERFB/BB IL) projectiles. Range with ERFB is 32,808 yds (30,000 m), ERFB/BB 42,651 yds (39,000 m). ERFB/WP is 28,433 yds (26,000 m) and ERFB/BB IL is 26,247 yds (2 4,000 m). The system is available for export. Ref: Military Periscope, May 2015"
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