Japan's ground self-defense force will receive the newest long-range self-propelled howitzer based on a military truck chassis.
The Japanese Defense Ministry plans to acquire a batch of seven self-propelled howitzers with 155mm Type 19 wheels in 2020, according to a document titled Japan's Defense Programs and Budget. In his document he says the Japanese government plans to spend $ 44 million (¥ 4.7 billion) to buy new howitzers.
The new self-propelled howitzers with 155mm / 52 caliber wheels, manufactured by Japan Steel Works, feature an automatic weapon placement system, a semi-automatic ammunition loading system.
As a successor to the existing 155mm field howitzer, the new Type 19 wheeled self-propelled howitzer is capable of quick and maneuvering operation in various situations, according to the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
The new artillery system is a hybrid of the wheeled truck chassis, with a 155mm long-range gun that is equipped with on-board computing, inertial navigation systems, and marksmanship systems. 70 towed artillery systems.
The Army Reconnaissance said Type 19 has a five-person crew with three soldiers sitting in the crew cabin and two additional seats in a cabin located in the middle of the truck's chassis.
08/22 Higashifuji Exercise Area
Real 19WSPH 99-0364
307 installations Extra large dump 38-4551
101 special dump applicator device extra large 38-4366
19WSPH also changed position online with 99HSP. It was pretty fast. After the inspection fire, the site will be maintained. The dump of the 307th Facility Corps and 101st Team Corps Special Team Squadron was the first shooting. Usually every year it's a landfill company. pic.twitter.com/iyxvIPoh7d
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