Saturday, June 22, 2024

China develops new wheeled self-propelled assault gun

China is developing a new wheeled self-propelled assault gun based o 8×8 chassis. The demonstrator of new self-propelled assault gun was spotted during the transportation.

The main role of this fire support vehicle is to support infantry with its firepower. It can engage enemy armor, buildings, field fortifications and other targets. Sometimes such vehicles are classified as assault guns or tank destroyers.

According to open sources, the new Chinese wheeled self-propelled assault gun is armed with a new 125mm cannon. This multipurpose cannon reportedly has a muzzle velocity of 2,000m per second for armored piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) rounds.

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This multipurpose cannon reportedly has a muzzle velocity of 2,000m per second for armored piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) rounds, whose discarding sabot concentrates the kinetic energy from propellant into frontal area of the penetrator rod, which is the size of a half dollar coin.

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