|GC-45 155 mm Howitzer|
|Place o oreegin||Canadae|
|Wars||Iran–Iraq War, Gulf War, Cambodian–Thai border staund-off|
|Manufacturer||Space Research Corporation, Noricum, NORINCO|
|Wecht||8,220 kg (18,120 lb)|
|Calibre||155 mm (6.1 in.)|
|Elevation||-89 to 1,280 mils|
|Traverse||Left 534 mils, Right 711 mils|
|Rate o fire||maximum: 5 rpm sustained: 2 rpm|
|Muzzle velocity||897 m/s (2,943 ft/sec)|
|Maximum firin range||
39.6 km (24.6 mi)|
with Base bleed
The GC-45 (Gun, Canadae, 45-calibre) is a 155 mm howitzer designed by Gerald Bull's Space Research Corporation (SRC) in the 1970s. Versions were produced by a number of companies during the 1980s, notably in Austrick and Sooth Africae.
The maist publicized uise of the design was in Iraq, where the GHN-45 variant uised by some Iraqi artillery units haed a longer range than ony coalition cannon seestems. This initially caused considerable worry on the pairt of the allied forces in the Persian Gulf War.
Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]
Current operators[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Saudi Arabie
- Sooth Africae
- Turkey (Turkis Airmed Forces)
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "G5 155mm 45-calibre, towed gun howitzer". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2013-08-15.