Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer

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Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer
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Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer
Type Self-propelled howitzer
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1975 - present
Used by  Japan
Production history
Designed 1969-1974
Produced 1975-1978
Number built 20
Specifications
Weight 16,500 kilograms (16.2 long tons; 18.2 short tons)
Length 5.8 metres (20 ft)
Width 2.9 metres (9 ft 6 in)
Height 2.39 metres (7 ft 10 in)
Crew 4

Shell separate-loading
Caliber 105 millimetres (4.1 in)
Traverse 360°
Muzzle velocity 645 m/s (2,120 ft/s)
Maximum range 14.5 kilometres (9 mi)

Armor aluminum
Primary
armament
1x 105 mm JSW howitzer
Secondary
armament
1x 12.7 mm M-2HB machine gun
Engine Mitsubishi 4ZF 4-cylinder diesel
300 brake horsepower (220 kW)
Power/weight 18.4 hp/t
Transmission manual
Suspension torsion bar
Ground clearance 40 centimetres (16 in)
Fuel capacity 410 litres (110 US gal)
Operational
range
300 km (185 mi)
Speed 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph)

Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer (74式自走105mm榴弾砲 nana-shi-shiki-jisou-105mm-ryuudan-hou?) is an armored artillery vehicle used by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).[1]

History[change | edit source]

Komatsu developed the chassis; and Japan Steel Works made the turret.[2]

The howitzer was accepted for service or "standardised" in 1974.[2]

Type 74s are used by the 2nd Artillery Regiment at Asahikawa, Hokkaido.[2]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Chant, Christopher. A Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware, p. 76; Jane's Armour and Artillery 2008, Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer (Japan), Self-propelled guns and howitzers (tracked); retrieved 2012-2-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ArmyGuide, "Type 74 self-propelled howitzer"; retrieved 2012-2-22.

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