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GC-45 Canadian 155mm Towed Gun-Howitzer

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Canada"
"PRO_Austria"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Israel"
"PRO_Jordan"
"PRO_Kuwait"
"PRO_Malaysia"
"PRO_Oman"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Saudi Arabia"
"PRO_Singapore"
"PRO_South Africa"
"PRO_Thailand"
"PRO_Turkey"
"PRO_United Arab Emirates"
"Land"
"Tier3"
notes"The GC-45 (Gun, Canada, 45) is a 155 mm howitzer designed by Gerald Bull's Space Research Corporation (SRC) in the 1970s. Versions were produced by a number of companies during the 1980s, notably in Austria and South Africa. The most publicized use of the design was in Iraq, where the GHN-45 variant used by some Iraqi artillery units had a longer range than any coalition cannon systems. This initially caused considerable worry on the part of the allied forces in the Persian Gulf War"
dateOfIntroduction1977
countryOfOrigin"Canada"
proliferation"Austria, China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates"
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"Malaysia"
"Oman"
"Pakistan"
"Saudi Arabia"
"Singapore"
"South Africa"
"Thailand"
"Turkey"
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images
"GHN-45_Towed_Gun_(CC).jpg"
"GHN-45_Towed_Gun_(BB).jpg"
"GHN-45_Towed_Gun_(AA).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"GC-45"
name"Type"
value"Towed Gun-Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Space Research Corporation, Noricum, NORINCO"
name"In Service"
value"1977-Present"
name"Family"
value"GC-45"
name"Carriage"
value"6x6 truck"
name"Crew"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Displacement Time"
value"1.5"
units"min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"1.5"
units"min"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Traveling"
value"9.72"
units"m"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"7.05"
units"m"
name"Length, Rifling"
value"5.82"
units"m"
name"Width, Traveling"
value"2.50"
units"m"
name"Width, FIring"
value"9.93"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.05"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"10,070"
units"kg"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"310"
units"mm"
name"Trail type"
value"Split"
name"Automotive Requirement"
properties
name"Prime Mover"
value"6x6 truck"
name"Road Towing Speed"
value"90"
units"km/h"
name"Cross-Country Towing Speed"
value"50"
units"km/h"
name"Auto-propulsion speed"
value"20"
units"km/h"
name"Auxiliary Power Unit (Optional)"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Porsche, model: INA"
name"Engine Type"
value"2.3 liter Petrol engine"
name"Engine Power"
value"120 hp"
name"Maximum Road Speed"
value"30"
units"km/h"
name"Maximum Cross-Country Speed"
value"15"
units"km/h"
name"Auto-Propulsion Range (on roads)"
value"130"
units"km/h"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"30"
units"liters"
name"Maximum Range a one Tank of Fuel"
value"130"
units"km"
name"Gradient"
value"40"
units"%"
name"Note"
value"Independence from a separate prime mover is achieved with a 110-hp Porsche APU that can be mounted on the front of the carriage in about two days. The APU is equipped with headlights, a right-side driver's seat, and 2 x 30-liter gasoline tanks."
name"Gun-Howitzer System"
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name"Cannon"
properties
name"Name"
value"GC-45, 155mm Gun-Howitzer"
name"Type"
value"Gun-Howitzer"
name"Gun Bore"
value"155 mm"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"7.05m (45 calibers)"
name"Loader Type"
value"Manual"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"39.6 with Base Bleed"
name"Max Elevation"
value"+72"
units"deg"
name"Min Elevation"
value"-5"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"70"
units"km"
name"Traverse Right"
value"40"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"30"
units"deg"
name"Mussle Brake Type"
value"fitted w/multi-baffle muzzle brake"
name"Breech Type"
value"semi-automatic with pneumatic rammer"
name"Bore Type"
value"155-mm/45-cal"
name"Max Rate of Fire, Burst"
value"3 rds in 16 seconds"
name"Max Rate of Fire, Normal"
value"2 rds/min"
name"Max Rate of Fire, Maximum"
value"7 rds/min"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Type"
value"ERFB"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"45.4"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"897"
units"m/s"
name"Maximum Range"
value"30,000"
units"m"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"SN-101"
name"Type"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"42.3"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"897"
units"m/s"
name"Maximum Range"
value"25,100"
units"m"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
properties
name"Name"
value"SN-107"
name"Type"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"42.3"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"897"
units"m/s"
name"Maximum Range"
value"17,800"
units"m"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"No"
name"Direct Fire"
value"No"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Collimator"
value"INA"
variants
name"GHN-45"
notes"Licensed Austrian copy, made by Noricum. These were the first mass-produced GC-45s."
name"GHN-45 with Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)"
notes"Independence from a separate prime mover is achieved with a 110-hp Porsche APU that can be mounted on the front of the carriage in about two days. The APU is equipped with headlights, a right-side driver's seat, and two x 30-liter gasoline tanks."
name"155-mm Type WA 021 (PLL01)"
notes"This is a Chinese variant based on GHN-45 technology obtained from Austria."
type"WEG"
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