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Origin: South Africa
Corporations: Denel
Parent System: G5
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Family Members: G5-2000
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Description: The G5 is a proven, accurate, long range, 155mm 45 calibers towed howitzer with an auxiliary power unit. The auxiliary power unit provides the gun with hydraulic power requested for rapid deployment as well as self-propelled capability for tactical movement. The G5 is fully compatible with 155m NATO standard ammunition, reliable and user-friendly gun.

The G5 features direct fire capability at maximum ranges of 3,000 meters. It is air transportable by a single C-130 aircraft. Employing conventional shells the G5 has a maximum range of 30 km, with Base-Bleed shells 39 km and with the Denel's V-LAP projectile the maximum range is 50 km. In addition, it provides a rate of fire of 3 rounds per minute during 15 minutes and 2 rounds per minute during 1 hour.

The G5 has been ordered by countries around the world and was used by Iraq during the Gulf War in 1991.

G5 Specifications

Crew: 5
Wheels: 4
Height: 2.30 meter
Length: 9.50 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 155 millimeter
Width: 2.50 meter
Main Gun Max Range: 50,000 meter (31.1 mile)
Max Rate of Fire: 3 roundperminute
Sustained Rate of Fire: 2 roundperminute
SetUp Time: 2 minute (0.03 hour)
Max Weight: 13,750 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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G5 News

There are 2 news between
18 May 2007 and 15 Mar 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012Denel Land Systems Upgrading the G6-52 High Mobility Self-Propelled Howitzer
Friday, May 18, 2007Denel to Supply AMV-based Infantry Combat Vehicle to the South African Army

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