Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Algeria begins receiving new Chinese specialised support vehicles for PLZ45 artillery system

Armed forces of Algeria has received into service new Chinese specialised support vehicles, based on the WZ502G Infantry Fighting Vehicle chassis,  used with the NORINCO 155 mm/45 calibre PLZ45 self-propelled artillery system.

Algeria begins receiving ZCY45 battalion and ZCL45 battery command post vehicles and the GCL45 reconnaissance vehicle on WZ502G Infantry Fighting Vehicle chassis.

A version of the WZ502G provides the basis for specialised support vehicles used with the NORINCO 155 mm/45 calibre PLZ45 self-propelled artillery system. These include the ZCY45 battalion and ZCL45 battery command post vehicles and the GCL45 reconnaissance vehicle. All of these vehicles feature the raised roof line to the rear of the chassis.

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Compared to its predecessor, the original WZ502 or ZBD04, it’s armor has been increased. The front of the hull and the turret can withstand hits from 30 mm rounds, the sides 14.5 mm rounds and the rear 7.62mm. It has the option of bolting on additional armor as needed.

Earlier Algeria has bought Chinese-made PLZ45 155mm self-propelled howitzer.

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