Talk:G6 howitzer

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The Company LIW's name has changed to Denel Land Systems: Systems in the beginning 2005 Denel Land Systems: Lyttelton in late 2005 Denel Land Systems in 2006

LIW stands for: Lyttelton Ingenieurs Werke (Lyttelton Engineering Works)


BTW, much better looking images (higher resolution etc) are here:

G6 Marksman?[edit]

What is that link doing in the article? The G6 Marksman is an Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG), armed with 2x35mm guns, and as such is not artillery. -- 12:43, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Because it uses the same vehicle. Roger (talk) 11:14, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

What about the shell ?[edit]

Does anybody have info on shell weights & dimensions ? Nothing so far in the article, and the shell is the weapon. Rcbutcher (talk) 15:00, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

See the manufacturers website. Roger (talk) 11:12, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

The shell used is the 155 mm NATO standard shell.Agre22 (talk) 14:18, 1 October 2009 (UTC)agre22

Not strictly correct. I've done some research on this issue and found the following. While standard NATO munitions can be used the performance will be far from optimum.
To get the full advantage of extreme range the G5/6 family of guns use Extended Range Full Bore (ERFB) shells with a matching propellant system. See [1], [2], [3], [4] and [5]. Roger (talk) 16:41, 1 October 2009 (UTC)


Does anyone knows the price of this weapon?Agre22 (talk) 14:17, 1 October 2009 (UTC)agre22


There has been some attempt to rename all wikilinks here to G6 Renoster howitzer rather than just G6 howitzer. I don't think Renoster is a very commonly used name for the howitzer, it is normally just referred to as the G6. Google G6 howitzer +renoster returns just 81 results while G6 howitzer -renoster returns 6380. I served on these some years back and can not recall them ever being called Renosters. --NJR_ZA (talk) 06:27, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

"G6 Rhino" gets a fair number of hits as that is the name the SA Army currently uses. This name does not seem to be used by the manufacturer. The SA Army has a long tradition of naming equipment after animals: Eland, Olifant, Ratel, Buffel, etc. It seems that in recent years they have switched to using English names rather than Afrikaans. Roger (talk) 14:41, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
OK, that makes sense. For some reason I did not even think about googeling Rhino rather than Renoster. We can definitely mention Rhino in the article then. --NJR_ZA (talk) 14:46, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
"Rhino" is only used by one user, the SA Army, not the manufacturer or other users - so does it really rate a mention? Roger (talk) 17:42, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
I think a mention on the South African listing under Operators might be OK. I'll add it, feel free to revert if anyone disagrees. --NJR_ZA (talk) 18:19, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
Agree. Roger (talk) 22:01, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
As we're displaying the SANDF-specific name for the vehicle separately, I've also changed the designation in that description to GV6 as that's what the SANDF refers to the vehicle by. Similarly the G5 is designated the GV5 in SANDF service. Impi (talk) 17:07, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

No derivatives[edit]

There's no derivatives of this howitzer. Or I'm wrong?Agre22 (talk) 20:44, 3 January 2010 (UTC)agre22

I'm not sure what you mean by "derivatives". The G6 is the self propelled derivative of the G5. Both guns have been made with three different barrel lengths (39, 45 & 52 cal) and 2 chamber volumes (23 & 25l) The base vehicle of the G6 is also used to mount a dual 35mm AA gun. Roger (talk) 07:01, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

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