Military Knowledge: PzH 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzer

Sunday 1 October 2023 - 21:13

The PzH 2000 is a German 155 mm self-propelled howitzer developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall in the 1980s and 1990s for the German Army. The rate of fire of 3 rounds in 9 seconds and 10-13 rounds per minute make this German howitzer an ideal option for “shoot-and-scoot” operations.

Specifications of PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer:
Type: self-propelled gun
Manufacturer: KMW and Rheinmetall
Origin: Germany
Designed: 1987–1995
In service 1998–present
Crew: 5 (commander, driver, gunner, and two loaders)
Length: 11.7 meters
Width: 3.6 meters
Height: 3.1 meters
Engine: MTU MT881 Ka-500
Operational range: 420 km
Speed: up to 67 km/h and 45 km/h off-road
Mass: 55.8 tons
Main armament: Rheinmetall 155 mm L52 artillery Gun
Secondary armament: 7.62 mm MG3 machine gun
Ammunition capacity: 60 shells and up to 1200 bullets

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