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Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery (SPAAA) Vehicle

China | 1997

"The Type 07, also recognized as the PGZ07, is a self-propelled gun-and-missile-armed vehicle in service with the modern Chinese Army."

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The NORINCO PGZ-07 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery (SPAAA) vehicle is in service with the modern Chinese Army. It provides a short-to-medium-ranged air deterrent (by way of cannon and missile fire) for ground forces and key positions such as airfields, bridges and the like. Beyond its value as an anti-aircraft solution, the lethality of the autocannons extends to ground targets as well.

The system employs a radar and rangefinder to accurize searching, tracking, targeting, and engagement of inbound aerial threats including both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. The weapons portion of the vehicle is a 2 x 35mm autocannon arrangement in which each gun is set to either side of the fully-traversing/elevating turret fitted over the vehicle hull. To this is added 4 x Short-ranged missile launchers for a more modern approach to airspace denial. 8 x Smoke grenade dischargers are installed at either lower turret side for self-screening.

The guns are cleared to fire various in-service Chinese ammunition types including general High-Explosive Incendiary (HEI) as well as armor-piercing and tracer rounds. The turret houses two of the crewmembers with complete coverage from the elements.

The vehicle component is a typical, low-profile armored fighting design with a track-and-wheel design allowing for cross-country travel and general mobility. The hull contains the driver's position as well as the powerpack and is of all-welded steel construction. The front glacis plate is noticeable shallow for excellent ballistics protection while the sides, rear, and top of the hull are left flat. The turret sits over the middle-rear of the hull with excellent views over the vehicle. The rear of the hull has a useful entry/exit hatch.

The running gear of the PGZ-07 allows for a maximum road speed of 55 kmh to be reached while operational ranges reach out to 450 kilometers.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the NORINCO PGZ-07 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery (SPAAA) Vehicle.
1 x Diesel-fueled turbocharged engine.
Installed Power
34 mph
55 kph
Road Speed
280 miles
450 km
The physical qualities of the NORINCO PGZ-07 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery (SPAAA) Vehicle.
22.0 ft
6.7 meters
O/A Length
10.5 ft
3.2 meters
O/A Width
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the NORINCO PGZ-07 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery (SPAAA) Vehicle.
2 x 35mm autocannons.
4 x Air-to-air missile launchers.
8 x Smoke grenade dischargers.
4 x A2A Missiles
8 x Smoke grenades
Nightvision - YES.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - YES - OPTIONAL.
Notable series variants as part of the NORINCO PGZ-07 family line.
Type 07 - Base Series Designation
PGZ-07 - Alternative Designation
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the NORINCO PGZ-07. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 1,000 Units

Contractor(s): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
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Image of the NORINCO PGZ-07
Image from the Chinese Ministry of Defense.

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