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G-4 155 mm Gun

Israeli 155mm gun, used in action only once by the SADF during operation Askari, but which laid the foundation for much of the development of the superb G-5

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Specifications
aa.WeaponBL 155mm G-4 Howitzer
abDescription 
ac.TypeTowed Field Artillery
ad.Calibre155 mm (6.10 in)
ae.Overall Length7.5 m (24.61 ft)
af.Overall Width2.2 m (7.22 ft)
ag.OverallHeight2 m (6.56 ft)
ah.Crew8
ai.Country of OriginIsrael
aj.Ammunition43.7 kg (96.34 lb) HE projectile
ak.Effective Range (HE)23 500 m (25 700 yards)
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE)820 m/s (2 690 ft/s)
ba.Feed MechanismBack-Loading (BL)
bbTraverse90°
bc.Elevation-10° to +52°
bd.Rate of Fire2-3 rpm
be.SightsNot Available
bf.Muzzle Energy 
bg.Barrel Length5 180 mm (17 ft) 39 cals
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling 
bj.OperationManual
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
cj.Designer 
ckDesigned 
cl.Manufacturer 
cm.Produced 
cn.Variants 
co.In Service 
cp.Proliferation 
 
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