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G-5 South African 155mm Towed Howitzer

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Towed Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"South Africa"
"PRO_Chile"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
"PRO_Malaysia"
"PRO_Qatar"
"PRO_South Africa"
"Land"
"Tier3"
notes"The APU, combined with the tandem walking beam suspension, gives the G5 excellent self-propelled mobility over short distances. The four wheels are all powered and give the gun excellent traction over most terrain. But, the APU serves purposes other than mobility. It provides power to open and close the trails, raise and lower the trail wheels, and raise and lower the firing platform. However, there is no power traverse or elevation. Although designed for an eight-man section, the South African defense force normally operates the G5 with a five-man section. However, the G5 can operate with a minimum of two people when all of the powered systems are working. The G-5 MKIII includes 35 reliability modifications and performance improvements. The improvements include the addition of the AS2000 gun monitor, an improved braking system, bigger diameter and wider trail wheels (specifically designed for sand), and incorporation of the Reutech ACV 58 communication system. The cannon is ballistically matched to the 2S3M self-propelled howitzer thus, it can generally fire the same ammunition to the same range."
dateOfIntroduction1983
countryOfOrigin"South Africa"
proliferation"Chile, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Malaysia, Qatar, South Africa"
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name"155MM TOWED HOW G5"
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"G-5_South_African_155mm_(AA).jpg"
"G-5_South_African_155mm_(BB).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"GV, G5, Leopard"
name"Type"
value"Towed Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155 mm"
name"Prime Mover"
value"Samil 100 6x6 or equiv"
name"Crew"
value"8"
units"ea"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"2"
units"min"
name"Displacement Time"
value"1"
units"min"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"30"
units"km"
name"Range, Minimum"
value"3"
units"km"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Overall Firing"
value"11"
units"m"
name"Length, Overall Travel"
value"12.1"
units"m"
name"Height, Overall"
value"2.3"
units"m"
name"Width, Firing"
value"8.7"
units"m"
name"Width, Travel"
value"3.3"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"13.75 tons"
name"Auxiliary Propulsion"
properties
name"Engine Type"
value"76 hp, air-cooled diesel"
name"Range"
value"100"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum On"
value"16"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Maximum Off"
value"INA"
name"Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Automotive (Samil 100 6x6)"
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name"Engine Name"
value"INA"
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name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"76"
units"hp"
name"Towing Speed, Maximum On"
value"90"
units"km/h"
name"Towing Speed, Maximum Off"
value"50"
units"km/h"
name"Fording Depth"
value"0.6"
units"m"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"Cannon"
properties
name"Name"
value"G-5"
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name"Type"
value"Howitzer"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
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name"Length, Barrel"
value"45"
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name"Rate of Fire, Burst"
value"3"
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name"Rate of Fire, Normal"
value"2"
units"rd/min"
name"Rate of Fire, Sustained"
value"2"
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name"Loader Type"
value"Semi-Automatic"
name"Breech Type"
value"Interrupted Screw"
name"Muzzle Brake Type"
value"Single Baffle"
name"Traverse Left"
value"41"
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name"Traverse Right"
value"41"
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name"Traverse Total"
value"82"
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name"Elevation (-/+)"
value"-3/+75"
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name"Option 1"
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name"Name"
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name"Type"
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name"Caliber"
value"155"
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name"Range, Minimum"
value"3,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"30,000"
units"m"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"8.7"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"897"
units"m/s"
name"Fuze Type"
value"PD M841"
name"Option 2"
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name"Name"
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value"155"
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name"Range, Minimum"
value"INA"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"39,000"
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name"Projectile Weight"
value"8.7"
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name"Muzzle Velocity"
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value"PD M841"
name"Other Ammunition Options"
properties
name"Note"
value"DPICM, DPICM-BB, Incendiary, Expendable Jammer, Chemical, Flechette, Semi-Active Laser Guided Krasnopol-M Frag-HE."
name"Fire Control System"
properties
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Digital Panoramic Telescope"
name"Direct Fire"
value"Trunnion Mounted Telescopic"
name"Collimator"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control Computer"
value"None"
name"Gun Display"
value"None"
variants
name"G5 Mk I"
notes"INA"
name"G5 Mk II"
notes"INA"
name"G5 Mk III"
notes"INA"
name"G5 Mk IIIA"
notes"INA"
name"G5-2000"
notes"INA"
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