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The Portable Beast
Dubbed the “King of Battle,” howitzers have traditionally dominated the battlefield since WWI. Their mammoth weight and size have often limited their ability in the past, but the M777 has made the logistics of moving a single gun much simpler. Weighing in at 9,000 pounds, the M777 is 7,000 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the M198, because of a titanium and alloy structure. It can be airlifted by a single Chinook or towed by a 2.5-ton truck. But make no mistake, the M777 is just as devastating as its predecessor and significantly more accurate, thanks to its digital firing system.
- Provides accurate and timely indirect fire at a rate of up to five to eight rounds per minute
- Maximum range: 18.6 miles
- Utilizes a crew of eight but can be operated with as few as five Soldiers
- Damage: kill zone is approximately 50 meters, casualty radius is 100 meters
Research from BAE Systems