SH15 is not a simple Howitzer on a truck, Its a fire-support endpoint with Heavy firepower, Agile platform, Information/Intellegent and High Accuracy.But why ?
Which this, commander able to order fire support like he is playing battlefield game! Nothing will survive in its 45km range!
The gun is a 52-caliber 155mm barrel. It's a standard that used by all heavy platforms. Beat Dhanush, M777, Paladin 39 caliber in every aspect.
The shine part is the high reliable semi gunloader which a friendly loading height!! The loader is around the Chest Level!
Compare with other gun like ATMOS-2000 and CAESAR , you can see the loader need to reach over his head to load it!!! you will break your arm/back after a few load!
Also which gun is so high up there. You will no fix or do any meaningful maintain work up that high on the battlefield!
This is the secret of SH-15, a hydraulic platform that will lower enter car! Improve Loading speed and steady the platform at same time!
A high mobile platform less than 30 T (official 25 T) which everyting included! ( Ammo, 6 squad member and gas for 800km range) It means you can go anywhere and fast like a Toyota Land Cruiser on a vacation day! You don't worry about bridge capacity, road condition or vehicle life. With only one vehicle. you can stop and fire at any giving moment!
Set it up just need to push one button.
You not only a truck gun, It also aqured the entre info command system that supported by Beidou and other.
A information terminal in Turck that will receive the battle information on where to deploy.
A recon system that will seach and sned data by datalink to command and truck. （Drone, Satellite, Plane or Recon ground troop）
Gun terminal will receve the recon info and do all the cacualtion for the gun automatically! All you need to do is push a buttom to accpet the order.
Gun squad just keep load and fire according to the command on the Gun terminal .
After that, Push another button reset the gun and move to another location.
Here is the video show the Deploy,Seach,Fire process in a military exceise. Too bad...Chinese only
SH15 at high angle.
VS West at high angle.
Bonus: SH15 hiting a moving car with laser guide ammo!
BTW, this truck is "Cheap"...PLA will buy at least a thousand if not few thousands to replace the older gun...