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Top 10 long-range howitzers in the world

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1. Name: PLZ-05
   Manufacturer: China
   Produced: 2005
   Entered service: 2007

   Length (gun forward): 12.914 m
   Hull length: 6 m
   Width: 3,18 m
   Height: 3,985 m
   Weight: 45 t
   Crew: 5

   Armament
   Main armament: 152 mm howitzer
   Barrel length: 52 calibers
   Firing range: Varies by munition, 20km (laser-homing), 39km (ERFB-BB) , 53km (ERFB-BB-RA)
   100km (WS-35)
   Elevation range: – 3 + 68 degrees
   Traverse range: 360°
   Gun ammunition: 30 -40 rounds
   Machine guns: 500 rounds
   Mobility
   Engine: 8V150-cooled turbocharged diesel
   Engine power: 800 hp
   Road speed: 55 km/h
   Fording: 1.2 m

 

2. Name: 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV
    Manufacturer: Russia
    Produced: 2013
    Entered service: 2016
    Length (gun forward): 7160 mm
    Hull length:
    Width: 3400 mm
    Height: 3000 mm
    Weight: 51 t
    Crew: 3

    Armament
   Main armament: 152 mm 2А88
   Barrel length: 52 calibers
   Firing range: 40-80 km
   Elevation range: – 5 to + 75 degrees
   Traverse range: 360°
   Gun ammunition: 60-70 rounds
   Machine guns: 1 x 12.7 mm
   Mobility
   Engine: В-92С2
   Engine power: 1000 hp
   Road speed: 60 km/h
   Fording: 1,2 m

 

3. Name: PLZ-52
    Manufacturer: China
    Produced: 2005
    Entered service: 2008
    Length (gun forward): 12000 mm
    Hull length: 6000 mm
    Width: 3600 mm
    Height: 3000 mm
    Weight: 35 t
    Crew: 4-5

    Armament
    Main armament: 155 mm howitzer
    Barrel length: 52 calibers
    Firing range: up to 53 km
    Elevation range: – 3 + 65 degrees
   Traverse range: 360°
   Gun ammunition: 30 – 40 rounds
   Machine guns: 1 x 12.7 mm , 500 rounds
   Mobility
   Engine: 8V150-cooled turbocharged diesel
   Engine power: 1000 hp
   Road speed: 65 km/h
   Fording: 1,2 m

 

4. Name: PzH 2000
    Manufacturer: Germany
    Produced: 1987–1996
    Entered service: 1998
    Length (gun forward): 11669 mm
   Hull length: 7870 mm
   Width: 3480 mm
   Height: 3400 mm
   Weight: 35 t
   Crew: 5

   Armament
   Main armament: 155 mm L52
   Barrel length: 52 calibers
   Firing range: 30-40 km
   Elevation range: – 2.5 to + 65 degrees
   Traverse range: 360°
   Gun ammunition: 60 rounds
   Machine guns: 1 500 – 2 000 rounds
   Mobility
   Engine: MTU MT881 Ka-500 diesel
   Engine power: 1 000 hp
   Road speed: 60 km/h
   Fording: 1.5 m

 

5. Name: K9 Thunder
    Manufacturer: South Korea
    Produced: 1999
    Entered service: 1999
    Length (gun forward): 12 m
    Hull length: 7.44 m
    Width: 3.4 m
    Height: 2.73 m
    Weight: 47 t
    Crew: 5

   Armament
   Main armament: 155 mm
   Barrel length: 52 calibers
   Firing range: 30 – 40 km
   Elevation range: – 2.5 to + 70 degrees
   Traverse range: 360°
   Gun ammunition: 48 rounds
   Machine guns: 1 x 12,7-mm HMG
   Mobility
   Engine: MTU MT 881 Ka-500 diesel
   Engine power: 1000 hp
   Road speed: 66 km/h
   Fording: 1.5 m

 

6. Name: AHS Krab
    Manufacturer: Poland
    Produced: 2008-2011
    Entered service: 2012
    Length (gun forward): 12 m
    Hull length:
    Width: 3.60 m
    Height: 3 m
    Weight: 48 t
     Crew: 5

    Armament
    Main armament: 155 mm howitzer
    Barrel length: 52 calibers
    Firing range: 30-40 km
    Elevation range: – 3.5 to + 70 degrees
    Traverse range: 360°
    Gun ammunition: 60 rounds
    Machine guns: 1 x 12.7 mm
    Mobility
    Engine: S-12U diesel
    Engine power: 800 hp
    Road speed: 60km/h
    Fording: 1 m

 

7. Name: AS-90
    Manufacturer: United Kingdom
    Produced: 1992-1995
    Entered service: 1993
    Length (gun forward): 9.9 m
    Hull length: 7.2 m
    Width: 3.4 m
    Height: 3 m
    Weight: 45 t
    Crew: 5

    Armament
    Main armament: 155 mm howitzer
    Barrel length: 39 calibers
    Firing range: 24.7 – 32 km
    Elevation range: – 5 to + 70 degrees
    Traverse range: 360°
    Gun ammunition: 48 rounds
    Machine guns: 1 x 7.62 mm, 1 500 – 2 000 rounds
    Mobility
    Engine: Cummins VTA903T V8 diesel
    Engine power: 660 hp
    Road speed: 55 km/h
    Fording: 1.5 m

 

8. Name: SSPH Primus
    Manufacturer: Singapore
    Produced: 2000
    Entered service: 2002
    Length (gun forward): 10210 mm
    Hull length: 6600 mm
    Width: 3000 mm
    Height: 3280 mm
    Weight: 28.3 t
    Crew: 4

    Armament
    Main armament: 155 mm Howitzer
    Barrel length: 39 calibers
    Firing range: 30 km
    Elevation range: -5°/+75°
    Traverse range: 360°
    Gun ammunition: 22 rounds
    Machine guns: 1 х 7,62-mm FN MAG
    Mobility
    Engine: 6V92TA
    Engine power: 550 hp
    Road speed: 50 km/h
    Fording: 1.1 m

 

9. Name: M109A7
    Manufacturer: United States
    Produced: 2012
    Entered service: 2018
    Length (gun forward): 9.7 m
    Hull length: 6.8 m
    Width: 3.9 m
    Height: 3.7 m
    Weight: 35 t
    Crew: 4-5

    Armament
    Main armament: 155 mm
    Barrel length: 39 calibers
    Firing range: 24 – 30 km
    Elevation range: – 3 to + 75 degrees
    Traverse range: 360°
    Gun ammunition: 39 rounds
    Machine guns: 1 x 12.7 mm, 500 rounds
    Mobility
    Engine: Cummins V903
    Engine power: 675 hp
    Road speed: 67 km/h
    Fording: 1 m 

 

10. Name: 2S19 Msta-S
      Manufacturer: Russia
      Produced: 1983
      Entered service: 1989
      Length (gun forward): 11.917 m
      Hull length: 6.04 m
      Width: 3.38 m
      Height: 3.35 m
      Weight: 42 t
      Crew: 5

      Armament
      Main armament: 152 mm
      Barrel length: 47 calibers
      Firing range: 24.7 – 28.9 km
      Elevation range: – 3 to + 65 degrees
      Traverse range: 360°
      Gun ammunition: 50 rounds
      Machine guns: 1 x 12.7 mm, 300 rounds
      Mobility
      Engine: V- 84A
      Engine power: 780 hp
      Road speed: 60 km/h
      Fording: 1.2 m

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