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152-mm Type 83

Country of Origin: China

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The Chinese 152-mm Type 83 towed gun is thought to be a development of the 152-mm Type 66 howitzer and designed as a replacement for the 122-mm Type 54. The Type 83 is a powerful weapon, able to fire a 106-lb (48-kg) projectile more than 16 nm (19 mi, 30 km).

The recoil system and shield are similar to the Type 66, but the ordnance is quite different. The Type 83 has a long barrel with a large muzzle brake. The single-baffle muzzle brake has four thin struts connecting the inner...

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