Type 75 155 mm self-propelled howitzer

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Type 75 155 mm self-propelled howitzer
JGSDF Type75 15HSP.jpg
Type 75 of the JGSDF
Type Self-propelled artillery
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1975 - present
Used by  Japan
Production history
Designed 1969-1975
Produced 1975-1988
Number built 201
Specifications
Weight 25,300 kilograms (24.9 long tons; 27.9 short tons)
Length 21ft 9in (6.64 m) (hull)
Barrel length 4.65 metres (183 in) L/30
Width 10ft 1in (3.09m)
Height 8ft 4in (2.55m)
Crew 6 (commander, driver, two gunners, layer and radio operator)

Shell separate-loading, bag charge
Caliber 155 millimetres (6.1 in)
Elevation -5° to +65°
Traverse 360°
Rate of fire 6 rpm
Effective range 19,000 metres (21,000 yd) (HE)
Maximum range 24,000 metres (26,000 yd) (rocket-assisted)

Armor aluminum
Primary
armament
1x Japan Steel Works, 155 mm L30 howitzer
Secondary
armament
1x 12.7 mm M-2HB machine gun
Engine Mitsubishi 6ZF 6-cylinder diesel
450 bhp
Suspension torsion bar
Ground clearance 40 centimetres (16 in)
Fuel capacity 650 liters (143 Imp. gallons)
Operational
range
300 km (185 mi)
Speed 47 km/h (29 mph)

Type 75 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (75式自走155mm榴弾砲 nana-go-shiki-jisou-115mm-ryuudan-hou?) is an armored artillery vehicle used by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).[1]

Overview[change | change source]

The Type 75s were accepted for service in October 1975.[1]

Type 99 155 mm self-propelled howitzer is supplementary to the Type 75s.[1]

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