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Gun Data for the Day – Day 38

Here’s the South African G6 howitzer:

Specifications
Weight 46,500 kg (46.5 t)[1]
Length 10.4 m (34 ft 1 in)[1][2]
Width 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)[1]
Height 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)[1]
Crew 6
3–5 (G6-52 Extended Range)

Caliber 155 mm[2]
Rate of fire G6-52: 8 rpm
G6 M1A3: 6 rpm
Sustained: 2 rpm
Effective firing range Standard: 30 km (19 mi)
Base bleed: 39 km (24 mi)
V-LAP: 52.5 km (32.6 mi)
M9703A1: 67 km (42 mi)

Main
armament
1 x 155mm T6 L/52 (Caliber: 155mm – Scope estimated 33 km to 42 km)
Engine air-cooled diesel
525 hp (391.49 kW)
Suspension 6×6
Operational
range
Road: 700 km (430 mi)
Off-road: 350 km (220 mi)[1]
Speed Road: 85 km/h (53 mph)
Off-road: 30 km/h (19 mph)[2]
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1 Comment

  1. Stretch

     /  July 16, 2015

    Great weapon. One of my redleg friends got to play with one captured during Gulf I. They wouldn’t let him keep it.

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