According to some Chinese and Algerian internet sources, Algeria has bought Chinese-made PLZ45 or PLZ52 155mm self-propelled howitzer. Some pictures were released Tuesday, January 14, 2014, on the military blog showing artillery howitzer carry by truck on a highway in Algeria, which could be the Chinese-made PLZ45 or PLZ52.

According to our analysis of the pictures released by the blog, this vehicle could be the PLZ52, the latest generation of 155 mm self-propelled howitzer designed and manufactured by China North Industries Corporation NORINCO.

The PLZ45 and the PLZ52 uses the same chassis, but thePLZ45 is armed with a 155mm 45 caliber barrel while the PLZ52 is armed with a 155mm 52 caliber barrel which increases the range of fire. […]