China presents its AH4 155mm lightweight towed howitzer as counterpart of American M777 10411153

 
 
Defense & Security 2015
Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV
Tri-Service Asian Defense & Security Exhibition
2 - 5 November 2015
Bangkok, Thailand
 
Norinco AH4 gun-howitzer at Defense & Security 2015 Thailand
 
 
China presents its AH4 155mm lightweight towed howitzer as counterpart of American M777.
Chinese defense Company NORINCO presents its new lightweight gun-howitzer AH4 as counter part of the American-made BAE Systems M777 at the Defense and Security 2015, international exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. This new gun system is able to fire all NATO 155mm and precision guided projectiles.
     
Chinese defense Company NORINCO presents its new lightweight gun-howitzer AH4 as counter part of the American-made BAE Systems M777 at the Defense and Security 2015, international exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. This new gun system is able to fire all NATO 155mm and precision guided projectiles.
     

The Chinese-made AH4 155mm lightweight howitzer is a new towed artillery weapon that uses advanced material construction to achieve high tactical and strategic mobility. It employs a reliable hydro-pneumatic mechanism for quick deployment and operation.

The AH4 uses a 155 mm/39 calibre cannon which can have a maximum rate of fire of 4 to rounds per minute.

The 155 mm/39 calibre ordnance can be elevated to 72° and depressed to -3°. Top traverse is 22° left and right.

The carriage comprises two sub-assemblies, the body and the saddle. The body includes two forward stabilisers and two split trails fitted with self-digging spades and dampers. This new artillery system has total weight of 4,500 kg.

The AH-4 is normally operated by a crew of seven men but can be operated with a reduced detachment of five. It can be ready to fire the first rounds in less than 3 min and leave its firing position in only 2 minutes.

The AH4 can fire a wide range of ammunitions including ERFB-HB/HE, ERFB-BB/HE and ERFB-BB-RA/HE from a range of 25 to 40 km.
 

 

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