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PGZ80


Type 80 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun


Overview


Type 80

Forward view of Type 80 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.

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Origin
China
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Entered service
1980's
Status
Obsolete
Developer
China - Norinco
Production
Early 1980's
Producer
China - Norinco
Designations
Type 80 (old naming system)
PGZ80 (new naming system)

Details


Type 80

Left side view of Type 80 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.

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Type 80

The Type 80 is a Chinese reverse engineered and updated ZSU-57-2. An identical ZSU-57-2 turret is installed on a Type 69-II chassis. The Type 80 can be identified by its five wheel chassis and track skirts. The performance of the Type 80 is slightly more effective than the ZSU-57-2 as proximity fuzed ammunition is used. Only a small number was produced as in the 1980's the ZSU-57-2 was already obsolete technology.

Facts PGZ80
General
Origin
China
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Crew
6 (commander, driver, gunner, fuze setter, 2 loaders)
Dimensions
Weight
31 t combat load
Length
8.42 m guns forward
6.24 m hull
Width
3.27 m over fenders
3.31 m with skirts
Height
2.75 m
Armament
Type
2x 57mm Type 59 autocannon
Ammunition
300 shells, feed from 4 round clips
Elevation
-5 to +85 degrees, powered or manual, 26 degrees/s
Traverse
360 degrees, powered or manual, 36 degrees/s
Rate of fire
105 to 120 rpm per gun, 420 to 480 rpm combined
Max range
5.5 km against aircraft
8.8 km vertical and 12 km horizontal slant range
Firing height
1.94 m
Stabilizer
No
Automotive
Chassis
Tracked, 5 roadwheels, idler front and drive sprocket rear
2.64 m track, 3.49 m length on ground, 0.58 m track width
Suspension
Torsion bar
Engine
Model 12150 - 7BW diesel
Power output
580 hp at 2.000 rpm
Transmission
Manual, 5 forward, 1 reverse
Mobility
Max speed
48 km/h
Range
440 km
Wall
0.8 m
Trench
2.7 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
30 %
Fording
1.4 m
Protection
Armor type
Steel
Armor thickness
12 mm on turret front, sides and rear
45 mm hull glacis
20 mm hull sides, top and bottom
30 mm hull rear

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