The opening ceremony of 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) was held in Zhuhai, Guangdong province. A PLZ52 155mm self-propelled howitzer, researched and manufacured by China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO GROUP), was exhibited on Airshow China. Based on the design of 45 times diameter 155 mm self-propelled howitzer, this new type of howitzer was a 52 times diameter 155 mm self-propelled howitzer, whose cannon-shot range could reach 50 kilometer.
According to the introduction from the staff of NORINCO GROUP, the attacking accuracy of this new howitzer will be advanced. Furthermore, several progresses were achieved by equipped ammunition to make the range of cannon-shot further improve.
The chassis of the new howiter had an improvement for reloading a 1000Hp engine and an automatic transmission to get a top speed of 65km/h and travel as far as 450km on a full charge, promoting its maneuvering performance.Furthermore, the aiming system and the fire control system on the new howiter were also taken the place of digitization system.
Beside the PLZ52 155mm self-propelled howitzer on the exhibition, there were GP155 guided bombs setting up, which will greatly promote the attacking accuracy of the new howitzer doubtlessly.
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