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Zhuhai 2016: Chinese firepower proliferates

7th November 2016 - 14:26 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Zhuhai


Both China South Industries Group Corporation and China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) exhibited a wide array of artillery systems at the 11th Zhuhai Air Show in China, including a towed howitzer, a tracked self-propelled howitzer (SPH), rocket launchers and various wheeled SPHs.

Among the new equipment was the former corporation’s CS/SH4 lightweight SPH of 122mm calibre (pictured above).

This is essentially a 4x4 truck with an armoured cab and a howitzer mounted on the rear. For firing, the gun based on the D-30 is lowered hydraulically onto the ground so that it rests on its baseplate. Two stabilisers assist in

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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