M777 Ultra-Lightweight Howitzer Reduces Size And Weight Without Sacrificing Bomb Dropping Abilities – American Military News

M777 Ultra-Lightweight Howitzer Reduces Size And Weight Without Sacrificing Bomb Dropping Abilities

Don’t let the name of this awesome M777 Ultra-Lightweight 155mm Howitzer fool you, there’s nothing “light” about this bomb dropping machine! Weighing in at 9,000 pounds this machine is approximately 42% lighter than the than the M198 it’s replacing. Super strong titanium was brought in to improve the Howitzer while reducing weight. The M777 is not only lighter than the M198 but also reduces the number of service members needed to operate it by nearly half! What once took nine men can now be accomplished by only five.

Its increased mobility allows it to be transported by MV-22 Ospreys, CH-47 helicopters or high-powered trucks.

A digital fire-control system is used to rain pain down on anyone dumb enough to try and stand up to the might of the U.S. military. Watch the video below so the M777 can show you thank big booms come in small packages!