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G6 "Rhino" 155mm Self Propelled Gun

 

G6-45 SPG


Statistics

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

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. Coming Soon as of August 2016.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider