The United States is sending ninety M777 155mm howitzers to Ukraine along with 180,000 thousand rounds of ammunition. In concert with counter-battery radar, these howitzers should be able to take out Russian heavy artillery currently leveling Ukrainian cities. These guns fire a near 100-pound shell out to 20,000 yards. Special rounds can double that.
I had opined to my wife that we would send our older M198 howitzers to Ukraine, which weigh seven-tons each. The M777 hogs are made with mucho titanium an so weigh just 3.5-Tons. This means they can be airlifted by smaller helicopters. They also cost ten times as much as the steel M198.
I wish them all success. Rick
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Rick Kester is a Viet Nam era veteran living in Northern California with his wife Nancy.