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 Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 22 / 12 / 10 Steel 22 / 12 / 10 Steel None 23.00deg/s
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 Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
WS-35 HE HE Stock 4 182-1,329 6.00m 52mm 250m/s 120.00rd/min 0.22° 13.0s 28.0s


L/54 Howitzer
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
G21 BB/RA HE HE 158,853 1 195-1,428 6.00m 55mm 400m/s 0.10° 3.8s 10.0s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
NORINCO 8V150 Stock Stock 57.6km/h 5.43s 22.47deg/s


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]

The PLZ-05 is a modern Chinese 155mm self-propelled howitzer. 290 vehicles have been produced for the Chinese army since 2005. The PLZ-05 received an automatic loading system inspired by the Russian Msta-S SPG and is able to fire guided ammo.

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