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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Type 89
Parent System: PLZ-89
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999
Total Production: ?
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Description: The PLZ-89, also known as Type 89, is a 122mm self-propelled howitzer developed by China in the late 1980s entering into active duty with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 1999. The PLZ-89 is similar to the Soviet 2S1 self propelled howitzer utilizing the Type 77 amphibious vehicle tracked chassis and a semi-automatic loader. The Chinese weapon system has a maximum range of 18 kilometers but can be extended to 21 kilometers using rocket assisted projectiles. The vehicle is fitted with a roof-mounted 12.7mm machine gun and Nuclear, Bacteriological and Chemical (NBC) protection system. The PLA and the Marines received several hundred PLZ-89 artillery systems through the 2000s.
Ammunition Load: 40
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Height: 2 meter
Length: 11 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 122 millimeter
Width: 3.40 meter
Main Gun Max Range: 18,000 meter (11.2 mile)
Max Range: 500 kilometer
Max Range firing RAP: 21,000 meter
Power: 450 hp (336 kW)
Max Rate of Fire: 8 roundperminute
Top Speed: 60 kph (16.7 mps)
Combat Weight: 20,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m) Kilometers (km) Nautic Miles (nm) Inch (in) Yard (yd) Foot (ft) Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb) Kilogram (kg) kN (KiloNewton) Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps) Kilometers per Hour (kph) Knot (kt) Miles per Hour (mph)
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