The SH-15 is the export variant of the PCL-181 truck-mounted 155mm self-propelled howitzer. The SH-15 is based on a Shaanxi 6×6 truck chassis with an armored cabin. The SH-15 Howitzer has a 155mm 52-caliber howitzer that can fire a wide range of shells. Moreover, this howitzer is also equipped with a world-leading automatic fire control system (AFCS). The SH-15 PC has a full combat weight of 25 tons. This weight lies within the cargo capability of any medium-weight transport aircraft. Thus, these howitzers can be easily airlifted by means of PAF’s Il-78 strategic air lifters.
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The SH-15 vehicle-mounted howitzer is equipped with the military high-mobility truck chassis, which makes it good for long-distance mobility on road.SH-15 Howitzer has an impressive rate of fire of 4-6 rounds per min. Its maximum road speed is about 90 kilometers per hour. A 12.7 mm heavy machine gun can be mounted on the roof for self-defense.
This howitzer is based on a new Shaanxi military truck with an armored cabin. It accommodates a complete gun crew of 6 soldiers. The armor provides protection for the crew against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters.
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It is compatible with all standard 155 mm NATO ammunition, as well as indigenous ammunition developed by NORINCO. So this howitzer can use a wide variety of different ammunition. This artillery system is capable of direct and indirect firing. The maximum range of fire could be up to 53 km with a rocket-assisted V-LAP projectile.