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122-mm Type 54-1 towed howitzer

Country of Origin: China


The Type 54-1 is the Chinese version of the Russian 122-mm M-30 (M1938) towed howitzer. It is virtually identical to the original, apart from its short gun tube with no muzzle brake. It is thought to be the first large-caliber artillery weapon manufactured in China.

The gun has a hydraulic buffer and hydropneumatic recuperator recoil system. It has a split rail carriage and hinged screw breech mechanism. A gun shield is provided. The Type 54-1 is typically towed by a 6 x 6...

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