M777 Howitzer:

M777 Howitzer:

The M777 howitzer is a towed 155 mm artillery piece. It succeeded the M198 howitzer in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army in 2005. The M777 is also used by the ground forces of AustraliaCanadaIndia and Saudi Arabia. It made its combat debut in the War in Afghanistan.

The M777 is manufactured by BAE Systems‘ Global Combat Systems division. Prime contract management is based in Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom as well as manufacture and assembly of the titanium structures and associated recoil components. Final integration and testing of the weapon is undertaken at BAE’s facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

M777 Lightweight Towed Howitzer
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M777 Light Towed Howitzer in service with the 10th Mountain Division in Support of Operation Enduring FreedomLogar ProvinceCharkh District, Afghanistan
Type Howitzer
Place of origin United Kingdom
Service history
In service 2005–present
Used by United States Marine Corps
United States Army
Indian Army
Canadian Army
Australian Army
Wars War in Afghanistan[1]
Iraq War
Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)[2]
Yemeni Civil War (2015-present)[3]
Saudi-led intervention in Yemen (2015-present)
Weight 4,200 kg (9,300 lb)[4]
Length Combat: 10.7 m (35 ft 1 in)
Travel: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
Barrel length 5.08 m (16.7 ft)
Crew 7+1

Shell M107M795, ERFB, M982
Caliber 155 mm (6.1 in)
Carriage split trail
Elevation 0° to +71.7°[5]
Rate of fire Normal: 2 rpm
Maximum: 5 rpm
Effective firing range M107: 24 km (14.9 mi)
ERFB: 30 km (18.6 mi) base bleed
Excalibur: 40 km (25 mi)

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