The US Marines are preparing to send a batch of combat-proven 155mm ultra-light cannons to Ukraine, the US Department of Defense said.
The Department of Defense announced on its Facebook page that the Marine Corps is preparing to tow the 155 mm M777 howitzer for shipment, along with other supplies and ammunition, as part of US security support. for Ukraine.
Earlier this week, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told Defense Minister Lloyd J. Austin III that 74 of the 90 M777 cannons the US supplied Ukraine were being used in the war, providing the ability to shoot cockroaches. next, long range. note that guns are used not only in the Kharkiv region but also elsewhere in the Donbas.
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M777 towed howitzers supplied by the US and others supplied by allies and partner countries to Ukraine are having a great impact on the battlefield.
The 155mm howitzer weighs 4.2 tons and can fire 5 rounds per minute. The M777 was the world’s first artillery weapon to make extensive use of aluminum and titanium alloys, resulting in the grenade’s weight being only half the weight of conventional towed 155mm systems.
The howitzer is equipped with a 39-round barrel. It has a maximum range of 24.7km with unassisted ammunition and 30km with missile-assisted ammunition.