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NORINCO Type 85 (YW323)

Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

NORINCO Type 85 (YW323)

Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Chinese Type 85 SPH is formed from the chassis of the YW531H APC and turret mounting a 122mm howitzer system.
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ORIGIN: China
YEAR: 1985
MANUFACTURER(S): China NORth INdustries COmpany (NORINCO) - China
PRODUCTION: 100
OPERATORS: China
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the NORINCO Type 85 (YW323) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 6
LENGTH: 21.85 feet (6.66 meters)
WIDTH: 9.84 feet (3 meters)
HEIGHT: 9.35 feet (2.85 meters)
WEIGHT: 18 Tons (16,500 kilograms; 36,376 pounds)
ENGINE: 1 x Deutz Type BF8L413F air-cooled diesel engine developing 320 horsepower.
SPEED: 37 miles-per-hour (60 kilometers-per-hour)
RANGE: 311 miles (500 kilometers)




ARMAMENT



1 x 122mm howitzer
1 x 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft heavy machine gun

Ammunition:
40 x 122mm projectiles
650 x 12.7mm ammunition
NBC PROTECTION: Yes
NIGHTVISION: Yes
ANTI-AIRCRAFT: Yes.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Type 85 SPH - Base Series Designation
• YW323 - Alternative Designation