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The PLZ-05 is a Tier 9 progression Self-Propelled Gun under Zhang Feng's dealership.

History[]

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.

Features[]

  • Artillery: This vehicle is capable of indirect fire across large distances but is very vulnerable in close combat.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • Weapon Diversity: This vehicle has several weapons or mode of fire options that you can switch between in battle.
  • Magazine Loader: This vehicle's loading system allows you to fire several rounds in rapid succession.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 155mm WA-35 HE HE Stock 1200[note 3] 70 mm 300 m/s 28.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.20 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 0.50 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 3.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 238 mm
2 155mm G21 BB/RA HE HE Stock 1300[note 4] 70 mm 400 m/s 10.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 3.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 238 mm
3 Smoke Round Smoke Stock N/A N/A 1000 m/s 30.00 s
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  • Radius of Effect: 20 m
  • Duration: 20 s
4 WP Round WP Stock 25 per sec N/A 1000 m/s 30.00 s
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  • Radius of Effect: 15 m
  • Duration: 10 s
5 12.7mm AP AP Stock 15 30[note 5] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.98 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

PLZ-05 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 30 mm (vs AP)
30 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 25 mm (vs AP)
30 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 155mm L/52 Howitzer Stock Stock 11.05 s 28.00 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 0.50 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 120.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -4.0° / 55.0°
Ammo:
155mm WS-35 HE
Smoke Round
WP Round
12.7mm AP
Weapon2 155mm L/54 Howitzer Experience.png 158,853 Credits .png 1,505,882 3.40 s 10.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -8.0° / 65.0°
Ammo:
155mm G21 BB/RA HE
Smoke Round
WP Round
12.7mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
NORINCO 8V150 800 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 58 km/h 14 km/h 4.63 s (0 to 32 km/h)
16.58 s (0 to Max Speed)
25.54° 6 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner.png
Spall Liner
Experience.png 63,541 Credits .png 602,353 Hit points are increased by 150
Smokegrenades.png
Type 84 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 2 charges
Takes 60s to recharge
Duration: 10s
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Type 84G Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 63,541 Credits .png 602,353 Comes with 6 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s
Gunnersight.png
Improved Gunner Sight
Experience.png 95,312 Credits .png 903,529 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Autoloader.png
Improved Autoloader
Experience.png 142,968 Credits .png 1,355,294 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Firecontrol.png
Improved Fire Control System
Experience.png 111,197 Credits .png 1,054,118 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Laserrangefinder.png
Improved Laser Rangefinder
Experience.png 127,028 Credits .png 1,204,706 Accuracy is improved by 8%
Transmission.png
Improved Transmission
Experience.png 47,656 Credits .png 451,765 Acceleration is increased by 2.5%
Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.3%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.0%

Footnotes[]

  1. Enables you to unlock one tier 9 vehicle.
    Dealer: Zhang Feng
    Vehicles with Tier 9 token:
  2. Enables you to unlock one tier 10 vehicle.
    Dealer: Zhang Feng
    Vehicles:
  3. 480 for Partial Penetration;
    120 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 520 for Partial Penetration;
    130 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 30 mm at 100m;
    15 mm at 1000m
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