Photos: Can M777 Artillery Help Ukraine Defeat Russia?
The West and NATO countries recognized that the war of Russian aggression in Ukraine has become, by and large, a war of dueling artillery exchanges. The M777 howitzer is considered lightweight coming in at 9,300 pounds due to the use of many light titanium parts.
The M777 can use a technology called Rocket Assisted Projectile (RAP) to give it an extra push out to longer ranges. It is interesting to me how the technology develops with weapons systems like these: Once the creators have tweaked the last drop of blood out of the gun and carrier, they start going after corollaries of superiority like the M777’s ammunition.
The howitzer’s gunner can also program what azimuth he wants the round to impact the target from; that could be a significant advantage if the target has assumed cover. George Hand is a Master Sergeant US Army (ret) from the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, The Delta Force.
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