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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: ?
Origin: South Africa
Corporations: Denel* and Denel Vehicle Systems   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: G6
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: ?
Family Members: G6-52
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Description: The G6 is a proven, high mobile, wheeled, rapidly deployable, self-propelled, 155mm 45 calibers howitzer. It does not require any additional truck for long range transport. Using Base Bleed projectiles the G6 has a range of 39 km, with Denel's V-LAP projectile the G6 the range is extended to 50 km. It features a direct fire capability at ranges of 3,000 m. G6 armor offers protection for the 6-man crew against small arms fire and shell splinters.

The G6 self-propelled howitzer carries 45 projectiles and 50 charges in the rear compartment with blow-off doors for increased safety. It is armed with a 7.62mm machine gun mounted on the turret roof for self-defense purposes. The G6 howitzer can fire all NATO 155mm ammunition and has a GPS navigation system to achieve improved accuracy.

The use of a wheeled chassis instead of the traditional tracked chassis, means more reliability, increased mobility, a low maintenance and life cycle costs, and an extended service life.

G6 Applications

Cannons & Gear T6

G6 Specifications

Ammunition Load: 45
Crew: 5
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Height: 3.50 meter
Length: 10.4 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 155 millimeter
Width: 3.40 meter
Main Gun Max Range: 50,000 meter (31.1 mile)
Max Range: 700 kilometer
Power: 517 shp (386 kW)
Max Rate of Fire: 5 roundperminute
Top Speed: 23.6 mps (85 kph)
SetUp Time: 60 second (0.02 hour)
Combat Weight: 47,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

G6 News

There are 4 news between
18 May 2007 and 27 Nov 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019Rheinmetall Sets Three New 155mm Field Artillery Distance Records
Tuesday, October 9, 2018Excalibur Shaped Trajectory Artillery Projectile Completes Development
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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Assegai V-LAP
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