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105-mm Type 74 howitzer

Country of Origin: Japan


The Type 74 105-mm SP howitzer, which was in limited service with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces, resembled the British Abbot self-propelled howitzer.

The Type 74 used the Japanese Type 73 armored personnel carrier (APC) chassis and a redesigned hull. The driver was located in the front right side of the hull, with the engine to their left, and the turret at the rear of the hull. The all-welded turret had both roof and side hatches as well a a roof-mounted M2 HB 12.7-mm...

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