SH-15 Howitzer
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The SH-15 is the export variant of 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 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 aircrafts. Thus, these howitzers can be easily airlifted by means of PAF’s Il-78 strategic airlifters.

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The SH-15 vehicle-mounted howitzer is equipped with the military high-mobility truck chassis, which make it good at long-distance mobility on road.SH-15 Howitzer has an impressive rate of fire of 4-6 rounds per min. It’s 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. 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 indiret firing. Maximum range of fire could be up to 53 km with a rocket-assisted V-LAP projectile.

 

References:

  1. Military-Today
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