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Chinese self-propelled artillery installation on the basis of an SUV


For the first time, the Chinese national corporation NORINKO presented its development - 122-mm self-propelled artillery, at the exhibition of weapons and military equipment IDEX-2007 in Abu Dhabi. Like the X155-mm SH1 installation similar to it, the SH2 system is mounted on the basis of the wheeled chassis of an all-terrain vehicle with the proven wheel formula 6-X6. The main purpose of the SH2 submission in Abu Dhabi was an attempt to promote it to the international arms market.

SH2, like its predecessor SH1, has a built-in computerized fire monitoring and control system, with an embedded navigation and precise positioning system, means of communication and automated information exchange, manufactured in a modular fashion. The digital data transfer complex uses the battalion or company level C4ISR network.

The mobile base of the SH2 installation is a wheeled (6х6) chassis, which is developed on the basis of a high-traffic car, similar to the American HMMWV (4x4). In front of the car is the engine and armored cabin for the crew. The armor is rather weak and can protect only from bullets and small fragments. In the stern part there is a special open platform, on which an artillery unit with a circular rotation is installed. When firing, an artillery mount relies on two powerful hydraulic supports, which are set up with the help of a remote control, which makes it possible to quite quickly transfer the gun from a marching position to a combat one. The car chassis is equipped with a single tire inflation system and is capable of reaching a maximum speed on the highway to 90 km / h. Given the relatively small curb weight, the SH2 artillery mount has high maneuverability and can be delivered to the destination by Y-8 and IL-76 transport planes to the Chinese Air Force.

Chinese self-propelled artillery installation on the basis of an SUV

The SH2 gun mount is a highly mobile version of the well-proven 122 towed howitzer “Type 86” cannon, which is analogous to the Soviet D-30 gun, which the Chinese completely copied in the 80 of the last century. The SH2 barrel has been supplemented with a new multi-chamber muzzle brake, similar to that installed on the 89 Type self-propelled unit, special anti-recoil devices are completely copied from the towed version, and the cannon’s swinging part is equipped with electric pointing drives. The maximum range of high-explosive high-explosive projectile type ERFB-HB with a leading belt with prepared grooves and bottom excavation developed by NORINCO China is 22 kilometers, and an active-jet projectile type ERFB-RA - up to 27 kilometers. The howitzer can also fire all types of 122-mm projectiles previously manufactured in China. According to representatives of the Chinese side, the SH2 artillery system can also fire with new corrected semi-active laser-guided projectiles created in the People's Republic of China based on the Russian Krasnopol ammunition.
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  1. savarineko
    savarineko 5 October 2013 07: 54
    The chassis looks somehow not very reliable, for such an instrument
    1. carbofo
      carbofo 7 October 2013 12: 30
      Well, there are such doubts, even the coulters seem strong, against the background of the unclear power of the frame and the absence of a third support, the chassis accepts part of the load, this will adversely affect its durability, unlike more powerful machines with difficulty, they only carry 155 mm.
      An interesting machine, but only for hard soils, the firing angle is + 30 degrees, that is, only at the rate of practice.
      It seems to me that there is not enough support in the area of ​​the middle bridge, or plates under the bed, the openers, judging by the location, accept only swinging oscillations and not a rolling load !!!
  2. Admiral 013
    Admiral 013 5 October 2013 08: 08
    Of course I saw the aircrafts on the Fredliner near the pen.osov, but such a miracle for the first time!
  3. 77bor1973
    77bor1973 5 October 2013 08: 58
    Somehow clumsy, more for gangs than for the army.
    1. Guun
      Guun 5 October 2013 11: 24
      Who knows, maybe we will see the militants cutting on such hammers with a howitzer.
  4. PValery53
    PValery53 5 October 2013 11: 51
    Probably, during the shooting, the wheels "do not participate", but only hydraulics, and for movement they may come off. Close to highways. But the standard installation of the D-30 howitzer is best for shooting.
    1. carbofo
      carbofo 7 October 2013 13: 28
      look at where the frame of the gun is mounted. on the middle axis, and the openers on the extreme, there is no load line, almost everything goes to the frame!
  5. Alikovo
    Alikovo 5 October 2013 14: 44
    I agree with 77bor1973.
  6. waisson
    waisson 5 October 2013 19: 20
    I wonder why they copied it who is the source
  7. svp67
    svp67 5 October 2013 23: 47
    I wonder how many shots this "monster" is designed for? How long will it last?
  8. zadorin1974
    zadorin1974 6 October 2013 08: 35
    And the Chinese, in their repertoire, are Hamer among the Americans, D30 (we also have ammunition) has someone else's electronics at the bottom of the market. And the most interesting thing is that you won’t do anything with their copyright.
  9. marat1000
    marat1000 6 October 2013 11: 49
    Oh well bullshit winked
  10. wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac 6 October 2013 16: 06
    Yes, the Chinese do not understand the Russian mind - 122 mm. Hammer-based self-propelled gun. let and with an additional axis. what next is 100 mm. Rapier based on an ATV, and 76 mm. ZIS-3 - on a moped? wink
  11. Brave
    Brave 6 October 2013 17: 44
    Quote: wasjasibirjac
    Yes, the Chinese do not understand the Russian mind - 122 mm. Hammer-based self-propelled gun. let and with an additional axis. what next is 100 mm. Rapier based on an ATV, and 76 mm. ZIS-3 - on a moped?

    We’ll do it right away, and after half a year we’ll be surprised ... laughing
    1. samoletil18
      samoletil18 7 October 2013 09: 03
      Hammer, like Volvo, are now Chinese brands. crying
  12. 0255
    0255 6 October 2013 18: 58
    Quote: Bold
    We’ll do it right away, and after half a year we’ll be surprised ...

    ... by those who have adopted this miracle laughing Although in Africa, perhaps there are buyers for it.
  13. samoletil18
    samoletil18 7 October 2013 09: 00
    I do not know how with stability, but for terrorist attacks, the very thing is that the popular and fled. And the costs are few, and mobile. Another Chinese version of cheap at least something. But for Africa, Central Asia, as a bandit weapon, it can very much be claimed. No wonder the Chinese did it, especially with a copy of the D-30. But we had something with a motor from a motorcycle.