Military Periscope Logo

152-mm Type 83

Country of Origin: China


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...

Please log in to continue reading.

Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.

Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…

  • More than 7,500 weapons systems and platforms
  • Nearly every country's armed forces
  • Militant organizations
laptop image

Try Military Periscope free for seven days

Military Periscope Logo

Your online source for military news, weapons, and nation's armed forces worldwide

Military Periscope FEDLINK information

Service ID: UC Contract Number: LCFDL19D0065

Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.

600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,

Washington DC, 20037, USA.

(+1) 202-450-3967

©Military Periscope 2024

All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.