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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999
Total Production: 300
Also Known As: Type 89
Origin: China
Corporations: NORINCO
Parent System: PHZ-89
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999
Total Production: 300
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Description: The PHZ-89, also known as Type 89, is a tracked multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) developed by NORINCO in the 1990s for the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The PHZ-89 is equipped with 40 122mm rockets in a similar manner to the Russian Grad rocket system. These rockets carry a high explosive (HE) warhead with a maximum range of 20 to 25 kilometers. The vehicle has a crew of five-man and is powered by a diesel engine developing 520-hp and a top speed of 55 kilometers per hour. The maximum range is 450 kilometers. The PHZ-89 artillery system is equipped with a 12.7mm machine gun for self-defense purposes only against ground and airborne threats. The PHZ-89 entered service within the PLA in 1999 with 200 to 300 units deployed as of August 2017.

PHZ-89 Specifications

Artillery Tubes: 40
Crew: 5
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Artillery Tube Caliber: 122 millimeter
Height: 3.18 meter
Length: 7.18 meter
Width: 3.15 meter
Max Range: 450 kilometer
Weapon Max Range: 25 kilometer
Power: 520 hp (388 kW)
Top Speed: 55 kph (15.3 mps)
Combat Weight: 30,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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