Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer facts for kids
|Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer|
Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer
|Place of origin||Japan|
|In service||1975 - present|
|Weight||16,500 kilograms (16.2 long tons; 18.2 short tons)|
|Length||5.8 metres (20 ft)|
|Width||2.9 metres (9 ft 6 in)|
|Height||2.39 metres (7 ft 10 in)|
|Caliber||105 millimetres (4.1 in)|
|Muzzle velocity||645 m/s (2,120 ft/s)|
|Maximum range||14.5 kilometres (9 mi)|
|1x 105 mm JSW howitzer|
|1x 12.7 mm M-2HB machine gun|
|Engine||Mitsubishi 4ZF 4-cylinder diesel
300 brake horsepower (220 kW)
|Ground clearance||40 centimetres (16 in)|
|Fuel capacity||410 litres (110 US gal)|
|300 km (185 mi)|
|Speed||50 kilometres per hour (31 mph)|
Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer (74式自走105mm榴弾砲 nana-shi-shiki-jisou-105mm-ryuudan-hou) is an armored artillery vehicle used by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).
Komatsu developed the chassis; and Japan Steel Works made the turret.
The howitzer was accepted for service or "standardised" in 1974.
Type 74s are used by the 2nd Artillery Regiment at Asahikawa, Hokkaido.
- OnWar.com, Type 74
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