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155-mm G6 Rhino self-propelled howitzer

Country of Origin: South Africa


The 155-mm G6 howitzer is a modified 6 x 6, self-propelled version of the G5 towed howitzer. The G6 was one of the first Western self-propelled guns to use a wheeled chassis rather than a tracked vehicle. The baseline variant is also known as the G6 45. The system is designated the GV6 Rhino in South African service.

The G6 has an all-welded steel hull and a double armored floor for protection against mines. The driver is in the center front portion of the vehicle, between the...

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