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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2021 9:08 p.m. PST

"In the late 1970s, Czechoslovakia began development of a wheeled 152mm self-propelled gun-howitzer. The result was the vzor 77 Dana, which entered service with the Czech army in 1981. It had an eight-wheeled chassis based on components of the Tatra 813 88 lorry, rather than the more usual tracked chassis. The Tatra 813 had been shown to have a good cross-country capability, but its wheeled chassis was much cheaper and easier to maintain than a comparable tracked system. Since the Dana operated some distance behind the lines, tactical mobility was less important than on front-line vehicles.

The driver sat in the front compartment on the left, with the commander to his right. A large, fully enclosed turret was in the centre, with the engine at the rear. Armour was sufficient to provide protection against small arms and shell splinters. The vehicle had a central tyre pressure regulation system and power steering…"

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Legion 426 Sep 2021 11:35 a.m. PST

Reminds me of the French Caesar wheeled SPFA …

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Did South Africa have something similar too ? old fart

Mad Mecha Guy26 Sep 2021 12:24 p.m. PST

south african G6, 6 wheeled 155mm SPG.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 4:53 p.m. PST

Thanks

Armand

Legion 427 Sep 2021 10:41 a.m. PST

Yep ! That's it, the G6 … IIRC Saddam even had some during GWI/Desert Storm.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2021 10:28 p.m. PST

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