Type 99 155 mm self-propelled howitzer

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Type 99 155 mm self-propelled howitzer
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Type 99 of the JGSDF
TypeSelf-propelled artillery
Place of originJapan
Service history
In service1999
Production history
ManufacturerMitsubishi Heavy Industries/Japan Steel Works
No. built117
Specifications
Mass40 tons
Width3.2 m
Crew4

Caliber155 millimetres (6.1 in)
Traverse360°
Rate of fire6 rpm

Armoraluminum
Main
armament
1x Japan Steel Works, 155 mm L52 Artillery Gun
Secondary
armament
1x 12.7 mm M-2HB machine gun
EngineMitsubishi 6SY31WA 6-cylinder diesel
600 bhp
Suspensiontorsion bar
Operational
range
300 km (185 mi)
Speed49.6 km/h

Type 99 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (99式自走155mm榴弾砲, kyuu-kyuu-shiki-jisou-155mm-ryuudan-hou) is a self-propelled howitzer of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF).[1]

Overview[change | change source]

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. was the primary contractor, developing the main gun and the turret. The vehicle is powered by a diesel engine.

Type 99s are supplementary to the Type 75 155 mm self-propelled howitzer.[2]

In a period of planned force reduction, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) planning calls for additional Type 99s.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 GlobalSecurity.org, Type 99 155mm HSP (Self-Propelled Howitzer); retrieved 2012-2-17.
  2. Jane's Armour and Artillery 2008, Type 75 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (Japan), Self-propelled guns and howitzers (tracked); retrieved 2012-2-17.