The United States has prepared a new batch of M777 howitzers for Ukraine
The U.S. Department of Defense has prepared a new batch of 155-mm howitzers for Ukraine.
The relevant statement is being handled by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The towed howitzers are transported by the U.S. Air Force.
The US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III is loaded by the United States Marine Corps.
Howitzers were delivered to the U.S. Air Force Reserve Base in California by U.S. Marines.
“The howitzers are part of the U.S. efforts to provide Ukraine with additional capabilities,” the U.S. Department of Defense said in the statement.
The M777 howitzer is the main towed artillery of the United States Armed Forces.
The design of this howitzer was made of titanium alloy, which helped it to reduce its weight to 4200 kilograms.
M777 was originally a British development, although it is now manufactured in the United States.
Despite its much lower weight, the M777’s firepower is no less than other 155-mm towed systems.
The howitzer is equipped with a barrel length of 39 calibers. The initial velocity of the projectile is 827 m / s. The howitzer has a maximum firing range of 24.7 km with standard projectiles and 30 km with Extended Range Full Bore.
It can also fire with an M982 Excalibur extended-range GPS-guided shell, which allows it to accurately fire at a range of up to 40 km.
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