Pfc. Erik Park from San Mateo, Calif., fires his M-777 155mm howitzer. Park, who is in 3rd Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, is the number one man on the five-man numbered team that operates the massive weapon system. He was 12 years old on 911.
Revealed: The US Army Is Developing the Ultimate 'Big Gun' | The National Interest Blog The Army is cooking up a suite of improvements could double the range of the existing M-777 howitzer. Right now the 155-millimeter gun, in service with the Army and Marines, can lob shells at targets up to 18 miles away.
https://flic.kr/p/KBWMA | afghanistan | 070413-A-6669H-002 SANGIN, Afghanistan – British soldiers fire an M-777 155mm Howitzer field artillery gun at identified Taliban fighting positions near the Sangin District center area from a undisclosed Forward Operating Base in Helmand Province April 13. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Keith D. Henning) www.army.mil
M777 howitzer.El M777 es un obús remolcado desarrollado por el grupo británico Vickers, y es producido por BAE Systems Land & Armaments en los EE.UU. Está en proceso de sustitución del obús M198 en el cuerpo de marines y el ejército de Estados Unidos.
Members of 3rd Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, work at dislodging their M-777 155mm howitzer from the three-foot deep hole it dug its spades into after firing several rocket-assisted projectiles, Sept. 4. The huge weapon weighs 9,000 pounds and can launch projectiles over 30 kilometers.