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G6 "Rhino" 155mm Self Propelled Gun

 

G6-45 SPG


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: South Africa
First Produced/Service Dates: 1988
Manufactured by: Chassis: BAE Land Systems (Formerly OMC); Gun/Turret: Denel Land Systems
Crew: 6
Armament: Main: 155mm Howitzer; Secondary: (1) 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun
Engine: 518 HP Air-Cooled Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: Early version was the G6-45 fitted with a 155mm/45 calibre cannon.  The latest Version is the G6-52 which is equipped with a new turret and 155mm/52 calibre gun.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
G6-45 "Rhino" SPG Photos Chris Baxter - Owner of BaxMod Models
  G6-45 "Rhino" SPG Photo Denel Land Systems
G6-45 "Rhino" SPG Photos Marius van Aardt - South Africa
  G6-52 "Rhino" SPG Photo Denel Land Systems

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"DENEL (ARMSCOR) G-6 Self Propelled Howitzer, The"  By Adam Geibel Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #26)
G6 SPG Information and Photos Denel Land Systems

Printed

Reference Author
The Battle for Namibia: South Africa's Longest War (Museum Ordnance Special Number 8) Morgan Norval
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher Foss
Surviving The Ride: A Pictorial History of South African Manufactured Mine-Protected Vehicles (30 Degrees South Publications) Steve Camp & Helmoed-Romer Heitman

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
G6 155mm SPG Model Kit Aerografix 1/35 Multi-Media
G6 155mm SPG Model Kit Aerografix 1/76 Multi-Media
G6 H45 155mm SPG Model Kit Aerografix 1/35 Multi-Media
G6 H45 155mm SPG Model Kit Aerografix 1/76 Multi-Media
G6 "Rhino" 155mm SPG Model Kit BaxMod Models 1/35 Resin
G6 "Rhino" 155mm SPG Model Kit (2052) Takom 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
G6 Rhino SPG Muzzle Brake with Canvas Cover (35065) AGV Models 1/35 Resin

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider