1979Evening Post 10 May 3The development of the G5 was recently completed by Armscor as prescribed by the chief of the army. The G5 gun..will be used in conventional and unconventional warfare.
1982Jane’s Armour & Artillery 1982–3 568No specification or performance data on the G5 has been released but it is believed to be able to fire a HE projectile weighing 45.5 kg to a maximum range of 30 000 metres.
1987S. Afr. Digest 10 July 9The international arms boycott against South Africa..led to the development of weapons such as the Ratel CV (infantry combat vehicle); 155 mm G5 field gun,..127 mm MRL (multiple rocket launcher); and the G6 HMSP (high mobility self-propelled) howitzer.
1989[see sense b below].
1991G. Evans et al. inWeekly Mail 1 Feb. 10Military sources said yesterday it was very probable that some of the 200 G5 mobile howitzers bought from Armscor by Iraq have already been put to use in this week’s land battles.
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