PLZ-05

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PLZ-05
PLZ-05
Details
Tier / Class:
9 SPG
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
5
Cost:
15,300,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
805
DPM:
6,549
Penetration:
52 mm
Hit Points:
2,525
Hull F/S/R:
22 / 12 / 10
Turret F/S/R:
22 / 12 / 10
Max Speed:
57.60 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.43 s
Hull Traverse:
22.47 deg/s
Camouflage:
20%
Vision:
410 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.22°
Max Cannon Depression:
-4 / -4°
Turret Traverse Speed:
23.00 deg/s

The PLZ-05 is a tier 9 SPG originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked with a tier 9 Unlock Token, and unlocks a tier 10 Unlock Token, which can be used on the Centauro 155, Type 99A2 and the Wilk XC-8.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Self propelled guns: fire support vehicles for PvE missions.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • Weapon selection: vehicle has several weapon options that you can switch between during battle.
  • Magazine loader: allows you to fire several rounds without reloading.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Stock Gun has a 4-round salvo with high burst damage. Can bring down an MBT in close range in a single burst.
  • Alternative gun is highly accurate, fast-firing (no clip), fast aim and has high projectile velocity. Quickest aim artillery cannon in AW.
  • Good damage output

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Huge target
  • Sluggish acceleration and bad top speed
  • No armor
  • Tedious reload and aim with L/52 Howitzer Gun. Terrible accuracy decay if fired rapidly.

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Anything that would improve reload speed and camo rating.

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

PLZ-05 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 22 / 12 / 10 Steel 22 / 12 / 10 Steel
The PLZ-05 hull and turret are made of steel and provide protection against smaller arms.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

L/52 Howitzer
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
WS-35 HE HE Stock 182-1,329 52mm 250m/s 0.22° 28.0s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 120.00rd/min


L/54 Howitzer
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
G21 BB/RA HE HE 158,853 195-1,428 55mm 0.10° 400 m/s 10.0s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
NORINCO 8V150 Stock Stock 57.6km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.43s {{{0-max}}} 22.47deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 63,541 602,353 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


Type 84G Smoke Grenades 63,541 602,353 Provides 8 total smoke grenades with a 2-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 6 seconds. The magazine takes 80 seconds to reload.


Improved Gunner Sight 95,312 903,529 Improves overall accuracy by 7%.


Improved Autoloader 142,968 1,355,294 Reload speed increased by 10%.


Improved Fire Control System 111,197 1,054,118 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Laser Rangefinder 127,028 1,204,706 Improves overall accuracy by 7%.


Improved Transmission 47,656 451,765 Increases vehicle acceleration by 2.5% and hull traverse speed by 10%.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Self-Propelled Howitzer
Developed: 2000-2005
Service: 2005+
Vehicles Built: 300-400
Operators: China

The PLZ-05 is a modern Chinese self-propelled howitzer, designed to match and surpass the performance of western SPGs such as the Panzerhaubitze 2000. The PLZ-05 marks the switch from the Soviet 152mm caliber to the NATO 155mm one in order to increase the vehicle’s firepower by using more advanced western technology. To that end, the PLZ-05 mounts a 155mm automatically loaded L/52 howitzer.

The autoloader mechanism design was based on the Russian 2S19 Msta-S artillery. The autoloader is located at the back of the massive turret that can traverse 360 degrees. The ammunition consists of shells and charges which are also stored in the back of the turret in two layers on top of each other. The autoloader automatically selects the charge size based on the range entered by the gunner. This mechanism allows the gun to fire up to 8 rounds per minute on average, but the weapon is capable of firing in bursts – it can fire 4 rounds in 15 seconds in Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact mode where all four shells drop on the target at the same time. The vehicle carries 30 rounds of ammunition. A considerable number of these high-end but expensive vehicles were built since 2005 and around 300 to 400 are currently in service.

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