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130-mm Type 59-1 towed field gun

Country of Origin: China


The 130-mm Type 59-1 towed gun is the successor to the Type 59, which is basically a direct copy of the Soviet M-46. The Type 59-1 incorporates features of the original Type 59 and a much older Chinese gun, the 122-mm Type 60, which is based on the Soviet D-74. The GM-45 upgrade is described in “Variants,” below.

The Type 59-1 has the same barrel as the Type 59, but a modified version of the Type 60 muzzle brake, recoil mechanism, breech system and a conventional split trail...

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