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    The m777 is deadly in ukrainian hands, but even deadlier in americas

    In modern war artillery must be mobile. Shoot and move. Or die. That is what makes the US Army's M777 light artillery piece the best artillery piece, pound for pound, in the world.

    THE M777 IS DEADLY IN UKRAINIAN HANDS, BUT EVEN DEADLIER IN AMERICAS

    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February of 2022, the United States has provided the embattled nation with some 126 lightweight M777 Howitzers, along with more than 226,000 rounds of ammunition for these 155mm cannons.









    These weapon systems may look an awful lot like artillery found throughout history and all over the world, including the big guns leveraged by Russias invading forces. The truth, however, is that the M777, or Triple 7, has as much in common with technological marvels like the Mach 3+ SR-71 Blackbird as it does with 93,000-pound behemoths like Russias 2S7 Pion self-propelled cannons.


    Artillery warfare isnt just about putting rounds on target. To do it effectively, teams must be able to quickly reposition after firing to avoid being located and engaged by counter-artillery batteries. And as any warfighter will tell you, weight dictates a great deal of mobility.


    And thats why the M777, which weighs in at a tenth of the weight of the 2S7 at just 9,300 pounds, may be the best pound-for-pound artillery system on the planet. To put this gun in 1990s movie terms, its the Noisy Cricket from Men in Black.
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    At 9300 pounds, you could pull that with a farm tractor.......... damned near
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    At 9300 pounds, you could pull that with a farm tractor.......... damned near
    And carry it in a C-130 and drop it with the airborne troops.
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    Great battlefield implement.
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    But I did see they give up any positioning system for the weight. It takes 4 men to turn it. Has that changed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    But I did see they give up any positioning system for the weight. It takes 4 men to turn it. Has that changed?
    The US uses the positioning system.. Probably beyond the Ukraines.
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