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The Panzerhaubitze 2000 is a Tier 9 progression Self-Propelled Gun under Zhang Feng's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Self-Propelled Howitzer
Developed: 1986-1996
Service: 1998+
Vehicles Built: 342
Operators: Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Croatia, Hungary and Lithuania

Much like a number of other European military development programs, the Panzerhaubitze is a result of a single idea: “Let’s build something so that we don’t have to use American stuff.” A joint West-German, British and later Italian program was launched in the 1960s to develop a true European SPG to replace the M109 in the NATO service. The program was called SP70. With three different countries (each with its own ideas about the requirements), it went about as well as you’d expect. After roughly ten years of arguments, several prototypes were built and underwent a series of trials, in which they were promptly outperformed by the by-then decade-old M109.

After the fiasco, Britain and Italy bailed out and decided to just adopt the M109 and develop their own artillery systems (resulting in the British AS90 and the Palmaria) while Germany just kept the project formally running until 1986 when it was finally cancelled. Realizing the need to still have a replacement to the M109, the German government issued a contract to two development groups to come up with a suitable prototype. The program was called Panzerhaubitze 2000 (armored howitzer for the year 2000).

These prototypes were evaluated in late 1990 and the group consisting of Wegmann and MaK won. Four more prototypes were ordered for further trials and in 1996, the first order was officially placed. The production started in 1997 and the first production vehicle was delivered in the early 1998. Germany received the original order of 185 vehicles between 1998 and 2002. In the process, the Panzerhaubitze 2000 (armed with cutting edge FCS and a 155mm Rheinmetall L/52 howitzer that is automatically loaded and can fire up to 10 rounds per minute) gained a significant popularity, which led to a number of them being exported.

The Panzerhaubitze 2000 has already also seen combat in Afghanistan. The most famous deployment was the use of Dutch PzH 2000s in Operation Medusa and the 2006 battle of Chora. In both occasions, the crews praised its high accuracy. The Panzerhaubitze production is currently ongoing with 24 new vehicles ordered by Hungary.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • 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.
  • Magazine Loader: This vehicle's loading system allows you to fire several rounds in rapid succession.
  • Ready Rack: This vehicle features a Ready Rack, which consists of several easily accessible rounds. It can fire several rounds in rapid succession, after which the reload time increases. Ready Rack reloads automatically when not in combat.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 155mm DM111 HE HE Stock 1500[note 3] 75 mm 550 m/s 20.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 3
  • Reload within Magazine: 5.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Splash Radius: 5.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 230 mm
2 155mm M267A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 1300 850 mm 750 m/s 20.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 3
  • Reload within Magazine: 5.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
3 Smoke Round Smoke Stock N/A N/A 550 m/s 20.00 s
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  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 3
  • Reload within Magazine: 5.00 s
  • Radius of Effect: 20 m
  • Duration: 20 s
4 WP Round WP Stock 25 per sec N/A 550 m/s 20.00 s
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  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 3
  • Reload within Magazine: 5.00 s
  • Radius of Effect: 15 m
  • Duration: 10 s
5 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 4] 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 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

PzH 2000 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 25 mm (vs AP)
25 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 50 mm (vs AP)
55 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 Rheinmetall L/52 Howitzer Stock Stock 3.00 s 20.00 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 3
  • Reload within Magazine: 5.00 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 12.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -8.0° / 65.0°
Ammo:
155mm DM111 HE
155mm M267A1 HEAT
Smoke Round
WP Round
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 881 Ka-500 1000 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 67 km/h 14 km/h 6.26 s (0 to 32 km/h)
32.43 s (0 to Max Speed)
20.36° 6 %
MTU MB 881 Ka-501 1100 hp Diesel Engine Experience 26,070 Credits 465,455 67 km/h 14 km/h 5.73 s (0 to 32 km/h)
29.80 s (0 to Max Speed)
30.52° 6 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Spall Liner
Experience 41,715 Credits 744,725 Hit points are increased by 150
Smokegrenades
DM55 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 2 charges
Takes 60s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
DM55A1 Smoke Grenades
Experience 62,570 Credits 1,117,090 Comes with 6 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s
Firecontrol
Improved Fire Control System
Experience 87,990 Credits 1,570,910 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Autoloader
Experience 211,820 Credits 3,781,820 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 89.3%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.0%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 7,000 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Equiptypeall
Universal Retrofit Slot
Experience 202,540 Unlocks Universal retrofit slot.
Currencyrep
27,000 Reputation
Experience 101,270 Provides an injection of 27,000 Reputation.
Currencyrep
27,000 Reputation
Experience 101,270 Provides an injection of 27,000 Reputation.
Currencyrep
27,000 Reputation
Experience 101,270 Provides an injection of 27,000 Reputation.
Currencyrep
27,000 Reputation
Experience 101,270 Provides an injection of 27,000 Reputation.
Tokenunlock10
Tier 10 Unlock Token
- Enables you to unlock one Tier 10 vehicle.
Dealer: Zhang Feng
[note 5]

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. 650 for Partial Penetration;
    350 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
  5. This upgrade is unavailable until the vehicle progress is complete.
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