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122-mm Type 89 self-propelled howitzer

Country of Origin: China


The 122-mm Type 89 self-propelled howitzer was developed in the 1980s for the Chinese People's Liberation Army. It is primarily intended to provide medium- to long-range indirect fire support for infantry and armored formations. The howitzer is also known by its industrial designation, PLZ-89.

The hull and turret of the vehicle are constructed from all-welded aluminum armor, which protects occupants against small-arms fire and shell splinters.

The tracked chassis is derived from...

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