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The Norinco Type 80 SPAAG is a Chinese self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the soviet design ZSU-57-2.

DescriptionEdit

Type80SPAAG 01

Type 80 of People's Liberation Army

The self-propelled anti-aircraft defense Type-80 is the Chinese version of the ZSU-57-2. The armament is the same and the tower is also configured the same way.

The main difference between the Chinese system and the Soviet system is the chassis. While the Soviets developed a lighter chassis with only four wheels in the tracks, the Chinese designs differs in having five wheels. As the chassis of the vehicle is virtually identical to Chinese Type 69, it has the same five wheels configuration as the MBT, with the same distance between the first and second wheel. The Chinese system was developed during the 80s but had the same problems as the Soviet system. The armament was of acceptable quality, but the tower was extremely slow, and by the 1980s, the system was hopelessly outdated.

SpecificationsEdit

General CharacteristicsEdit

  • Crew: 6
  • Length: 8.5m
  • Width:3.27m
  • Height: 2.75m
  • Maximum Weight: 29000 kg

PerformanceEdit

  • Engine: 12150L-7BW V12
  • Traction System: Caterpillars
  • Power: 580 hp
  • Maximum Speed: 55 km/h

ArmamentEdit

See alsoEdit

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