PLZ-89

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PLZ-89
PLZ-89
Details
Tier / Class:
7 SPG
Nation:
China
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
540,300
Cost:
6,080,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
770
DPM:
5,940
Penetration:
40 mm
Hit Points:
2,255
Hull F/S/R:
40 / 22 / 15
Turret F/S/R:
40 / 22 / 15
Max Speed:
66.24 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.76 s
Hull Traverse:
42.89 deg/s
Camouflage:
23%
Vision:
398.8 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.20°
Max Cannon Depression:
-2 / -6°
Turret Traverse Speed:
22.37 deg/s

The PLZ-89 is a tier 7 SPG originating from China, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the Akatsiya as a side branch of the main Centauro 155 tree.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Self propelled guns: fire support vehicles for PvE missions.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • 3-clip magazine
  • HESH on an SPG
  • Good damage output

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Slow to move anywhere
  • Bad aim-time for a 3-clip

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Firepower upgrades, most notably the HESH, should be focused on.  Unlocking the Smoke Grenades allows for better evasion when the vehicle is spotted by enemy AI.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Advanced MRS
  • Ballistic Computer

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Commander:

Crew: Driver:

  • Off-Road Driving
  • Smooth Ride

Gunner:

  • Sharpshooter
  • Quick Draw

Armor[edit | edit source]

PLZ-89 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 40 / 22 / 15 Steel 40 / 22 / 15 Steel
The PLZ-89 armor was inherited from the Soviet Gvosdika SPG. The hull and turret are made of rolled steel and offer protection against smaller arms and shell fragments.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

Type 89 Howitzer
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
D30 HE HE Stock 174-1,271 40mm 300m/s 0.20° 18s 3 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min


Type 89 Howitzer
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
BEE2 BB/RA HE HESH 66,263 119-644 156mm 570m/s 0.15° 18s 3 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min



Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
NORINCO 12V150L-12 Stock Stock 66.24km/h 5.76s 40.27deg/s


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

PLZ-89 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 25,486 320,000 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


Type 84G Smoke Grenades 25,486 320,000 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 38,229 480,000 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


Improved Autoloader 50,972 Reload speed increased by 10%.


Improved Fire Control System 44,600 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Transmission 19,114 240,000 Increases vehicle acceleration by 2.5% and hull traverse speed by 10%.


History[edit | edit source]

The PLZ-89 is a Chinese self-propelled howitzer, designed in the late 1980's. It was introduced in 1989 and only revealed to the public in 1999. Several hundred PLZ-89's are in service in the Chinese army.

See also[edit | edit source]

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