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G6 Rhino South African 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"Self-Propelled Gun/Howitzer Artillery Systems"
"South Africa"
"PRO_Oman"
"PRO_South Africa"
"PRO_United Arab Emirates"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The G6, sometimes denoted as the G6 Rhino, is a South African mine-protected self-propelled howitzer. It was developed as a turreted, self-propelled variant of the G5 howitzer series, mating the gun to a six-wheeled armored chassis. Design work on the G6 began in the late 1970s to replace the obsolescent Sexton being retired from service with the artillery regiments of the South African Army. Serial production commenced between 1988 and 1999. At the time of its introduction, the G6 was considered one of the most mobile self-propelled howitzers in service. Its chassis was engineered to be mine-resistant and blast proof, allowing it to survive multiple TM-46 detonations during trials. The G6 was conceived as a wheeled rather than a tracked vehicle for this purpose, as well as to allow it to deploy long distances by road without consuming excessive quantities of fuel or requiring a tank transporter."
dateOfIntroduction1988
countryOfOrigin"South Africa"
proliferation"Oman, South Africa, United Arab Emirates"
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"Oman"
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name"155MM SP HOW G6"
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images
"G6.jpg"
"G6_Rhino_SP.jpeg"
"G6_Rhino.jpeg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"G6 Rhino, G6"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Denel Land Systems (turret) Land Systems OMC (chassis)"
name"Type"
value"Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH)"
name"Family"
value"G6"
name"Crew"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Chassis"
value"Purpose built 6x6 wheeled"
name"Displacement Time"
value"1"
units"min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"1"
units"min"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"9.2"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.40"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"3.20"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"46"
units"tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"INA"
units"kg/m"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"INA"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"518"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"700"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"90"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"30"
units"km/h"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"deg"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"deg"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.45"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"1"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"1"
units"m"
name"Transmision"
value"Automatic"
name"Note"
value"The driver of the G6 Rhino can select either fully automatic or semi-automatic drive"
name"Communications"
properties
name"Gun Intercom System."
value"Yes"
name"Radio"
value"UHF/VHF frequency-hopping system"
name"Radio Name"
value"INA"
name"Radio Range"
value"50"
units"km"
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"G5 155mm Howitzer"
name"Type"
value"155mm Howitzer"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Denel Land Systems"
name"Length, Barrel"
value"6.97"
units"m"
name"Weight"
value"13,750"
units"kg"
name"Width"
value"3.3"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.1"
units"m"
name"Loader Type"
value"Semi-automatic loading system, with a fume extractor"
name"Muzzle Brake Type"
value"INA"
name"Breech Type"
value"Semi-automatic interrupted screw"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"3"
units"rds/min"
name"Max Elevation"
value"+75"
units"deg"
name"Min Elevation"
value"-3"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Maximum Firing Range (Base Bleed)"
value"40"
units"km"
name"Maximum Firing Range (Standard)"
value"30"
units"km"
name"Maximum Firing Range (VLAP)"
value"50"
units"km"
name"Feed System"
value"Breech-loaded"
name"Barrel-Cooling Fan"
value"Yes"
name"Note #1"
value"The G6 Rhino is compatible with all NATO 155 mm ammunition"
name"Note #2"
value"Denel Land Systems reported that in 2001 that the G6 Rhino was outfitted with new Velocity enhanced Long range Artillery Projectile VLAP, which extends it's Maximum Effective Range out to 53.6km"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Type"
value"High Explosive (HE)"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"937"
units"m/s"
name"Shell Type"
value"High Explosive"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"47.6"
units"kg"
name"Basic Load"
value"47 Total of any 155mm Combination"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"24"
units"km"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Type"
value"Extended Range Full Bore (ERFB)"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"938"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"45.54"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"897"
units"m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"47 Total of any 155mm Combination"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"30"
units"km"
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
properties
name"Type"
value"Extended Range Full Bore, Hollow Base, Base Bleed (ERFB-HB-BB)"
name"Caliber"
value"155"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"938"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"47.6"
units"kg"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"903"
units"m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"47 Total of any 155mm Combination"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"39"
units"km"
name"Coaxial Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x M2 Browning"
name"Type"
value"Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7"
units"mm"
name"Max Rate of Fire (M2HB Version)"
value"450-600"
units"rds/min"
name"Max Rate of Fire (AN/M2 Version)"
value"750-850"
units"rds/min"
name"Max Rate of Fire (AN/M3 Version)"
value"1,200-1,300"
units"rds/min"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Current: General Dynamics, Fabrique Nationale ("
name"Proliferation"
value"Over 3 Million"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"890 m/s"
name"Weight (Gun Only)"
value"38"
units"kg"
name"Weight (Gun and Tripod)"
value"58"
units"kg"
name"Length (Total)"
value"1,654"
units"mm"
name"Length (Barrel)"
value"1,143"
units"mm"
name"Action"
value"Short recoil-operated"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"12.7×99mm NATO)"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"450-1,300 m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"800"
units"ea"
name"Effective Range"
value"1,800-2,000"
units"km"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes, Type INA"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"Yes, Type INA"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"INA"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Digital Panoramic Telescope"
name"Direct Fire"
value"Trunnion Mounted Telescope"
name"Ammunition System"
value"Yes"
name"Meteorological Station"
value"Yes"
name"Muzzle Velocity Analyser"
value"Yes, Muzzle Velocity Radar System (MVRS)"
name"Artillery Helmet Radio Communications System"
value"Yes"
name"Gun System"
value"Gun Management System (GMS)"
name"Gun Display Unit (GDU)"
value"Yes"
name"Navigation System"
value"Yes, Laying and Navigation System (LNS)"
name"Ammunition Display Unit (ADU)"
value"Yes"
name"Ring Laser Gyro (RLG) Inertial Unit"
value"Yes"
name"Fibre Optic Gyro (FOG) Inertial Unit"
value"Available"
name"Distance Transmitting Unit (DTU)"
value"Yes"
name"Global Positioning System (GPS)"
value"Yes"
name"Note"
value"Denel Land Systems reported that in 2001 that the G6 Rhino was outfitted with new Velocity enhanced Long range Artillery Projectile VLAP, which extends it's Maximum Effective Range out to 53.6km"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"All-welded steel armor, protection from small arms fire and shell splinters"
name"Turret Armor"
value"All-welded steel armor, protection from small arms fire and shell splinters"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Available"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"Yes"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Yes, 81 mm electrically operated grenade launchers which fire smoke grenades."
name"IR Signature"
value"INA"
name"Double Armored Floor"
value"Yes"
name"Bullet Proof Windows"
value"Yes"
name"Firing Ports"
value"Yes, each side"
name"Thermal Warning Device (TWD)"
value"Yes"
variants
name"G6 M1A3"
notes"exported UAE version"
name"G6-52"
notes"(23 litre chamber)"
name"G6-52 extended range"
notes"(25 litre chamber)"
name"Al-Majnoon:"
notes"licensed Iraqi version Reduced crew to 3–5; can fire projectile up to 67 km at a rate of fire of eight rounds/minute; increased off-road speeds to nearly 70 km/h; implemented multiple rounds simultaneous impact (MRSI) technology and can land six (G6-52L variant) or five (G6-52) rounds simultaneously at targets up to 25 km away; and is currently undergoing extensive trials."
name"G6 Marksman"
notes"British SPAAG version, combining the G6's base vehicle with the Marksman turret.["
type"WEG"
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