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SH5  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: SH-5
Origin: China
Corporations: NORINCO
Parent System: SH5
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
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Description: The SH5 is a high mobility, air-transportable truck-mounted howitzer developed by NORINCO for the export market and potentially for the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The SH5 consists of a 105mm 52-caliber gun mounted on a 6x6 light armored truck chassis which can accommodate up to 40 rounds. The vehicle is fitted with a central tire inflation system (CTIS) and provides with excellent off-road mobility powered by a 160 kW diesel engine with a maximum on-road speed of 100 kilometers per hour. The SH5 truck has a turning diameter of less than 13 meters. The 105mm cannon can fire projectiles at ranges of 18.2 km. A fully loaded SH5 weighs 11 tons, carries 40 rounds and can fire up to eight rounds per minute. The whole system can be ready to fire a round in 45 seconds. Basically, the SH5 is the Chinese counterpart to the Netherlands MOBAT 105mm light artillery system.

SH5 Specifications

Ammunition Load: 40
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Dimensions
Ground Clearance: 400 millimeter
Main Gun Caliber: 105 millimeter
Performance
Main Gun Max Range: 18,200 meter (11.3 mile)
Power
Power: 160 kW (214 hp)
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 8 roundperminute
Speed
Top Speed: 100 kph (27.8 mps)
Time
SetUp Time: 45 second (0.01 hour)
Weight
Combat Weight: 11,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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