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G5 155mm 45-calibre, towed gun howitzer

Manufacturer LIW division of DENEL
Date of Introduction 1981
Proliferation At least 4 countries
Crew 8
Combat Weight (mt) 13.75
Chassis Length Overall (m) Travel Position: 12.1
Firing Position: 11.0
Height Overall (m) 2.3
Width Overall (m) Travel Position: 3.3
Firing Position: 8.7
Towing Speed (km/h) Max Road: 90
Max Off-Road: 50
Max Cross-Country: 15
Fording Depths (m) .6
Emplacement Time (min) 2
Displacement Time (min) 1
Auxiliary Propulsion Unit
Engine Type
76 hp / 57 kW air-cooled diesel
Cruising Range (km) 100
Speed (km/h) Max Road: 16
Max Off-Road: INA
Cross-Country: 3
Max Swim N/A
Gradient (SP mode) 40%
Prime Mover Samil 100 6x6 artillery tractor or a 10 ton equivalent
Main Armament Caliber, Type, Name: 155-mm, canon
Barrel Length (cal) 45
Rate of fire 3 rds/min for 15 min
2 rds/min for 60 min
Loader Type Semi-automatic
Breech Type Interrupted screw
Muzzle Brake Type Single baffle
Traverse Left: 41
Right: 41
Total: 82
Elevation -3/+75
Indirect Fire
Digital Panoramic Telescope
Direct Fire Trunnion mounted telescopic sight
Collimator INA
Gun Display Unit None
Fire Control Computer None
Caliber, Type, Name
155-mm Frag-HE, M1 HE
Indirect Fire Range (m) Minimum Range: 3000
Maximum Range: 30,000
Complete Projectile Weight (kg) 8.7
Muzzle Velocity 897 m/s
Fuze Type PD M841
Caliber, Type, Name 155-mm Frag-HE BB, M1 HE
Indirect Fire Range (m) Minimum Range: INA
Maximum Range: 39,000
Complete Projectile Weight (kg) 8.7
Muzzle Velocity 895 m/s
Fuze Type PD M841

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