US Forces load American M777 155mm Howitzers onto Globemaster III military cargo aircraft bound for Ukraine. The M777 is an ultra-light or lightweight howitzer designed and manufactured by BAE Systems’ Global Combat Systems division.
M777 is a 155mm 39 caliber towed gun that, through proven technology and the innovative use of titanium and aluminum alloys, meets the requirement for rapidly deployable and accurate artillery fire support, can be transported by helicopter, transporter aircraft, and ship.
The howitzer may be towed by a 4×4 vehicle with air brakes that weighs more than 2.5 tons. The M777 is the world’s first 155mm howitzer, weighing less than 10,000 lbs (4218 kg).
Credits: US Air Force, Staff Sergeant Shawn White, US Marine Corps, Pvt. Rowdy Vanskike, Cpl. Austin Fraley