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155-mm GC-45 towed howitzer

Country of Origin: Belgium


The 155-mm GC-45 howitzer was the first towed gun to have a 45-caliber barrel, which is designed to achieve long range while reducing chamber volume. After a short production run, the GC-45 was modified and put into series production in Austria as the GHN-45 (see separate database entry).

The GC-45's distinctive feature is its very long barrel. Although built of high-yield steel, the barrel's whip action while traversing has to be offset by a friction device to permit accurate...

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