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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: http://www.army-technology.com/projects/g6/
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. --22.214.171.124 12:43, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
What about the shell ?
- 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 , , ,  and . Roger (talk) 16:41, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
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)
- 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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