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    Default Iraqi towed artillery ID needed

    Greetings everyone,

    I need an ID on the type of these towed artillery pieces which were featured in a recent Iraqi army parade. Thanks in advance for the information!

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    M-46/Type 59 130mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjs View Post
    M-46/Type 59 130mm?
    Type 59-1s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjs View Post
    M-46/Type 59 130mm?
    No ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfish View Post
    Type 59-1s.
    ... And no.

    It's a chinese made type 83 152mm gun, see :
    http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/W...mm_Gun_Type_83

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Chinese 152mm Type 83 indeed. Its 30 km range (38 km with ERFB-BB rounds) puts it in the same class as the more common Soviet 2A36.

    Note that another obscure Chinese Type 83 towed gun exists, that one has a 122mm D-30 ordnance on a conventional carriage. For instance this article has both Type 83's mixed up.

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    The 122mm Type 83 isn't exactly "obscure", it's the standard Divisional-level howitzer of the PLA as of 2012.

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    That's true. I meant to say that the 122mm Type 83 isn't widely known / well documented. There are very few photo's even while it is reportedly widely used by the PLA.

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