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    Default M777 Rapid Fire - Afghanistan

    Good job

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    Those look like Canadians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratamacue View Post
    Those look like Canadians.
    You might be right.. I can't tell

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    Yeah they are Canadians look at their body armor.

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    [*******#2F4F4F][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Ok, QUESTION:
    What is the benifit to this new M-777 howizer over the previous model??? Anybody? [/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktabber View Post
    [*******#2F4F4F][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Ok, QUESTION:
    What is the benifit to this new M-777 howizer over the previous model??? Anybody? [/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
    Weight, so air mobility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktabber View Post
    [*******#2F4F4F][SIZE=3][FONT=arial]Ok, QUESTION:
    What is the benifit to this new M-777 howizer over the previous model??? Anybody? [/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
    If you mean over the M198? The M777 is about half the weight, fires at +10km range and rate of fire is about +1 rd p/m.

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    This gun was made for transport. Just look at it, it even like to move by itself .

    The initial and last position of the gun compared to the static ammunition in the foreground.




    @tercio67: +10km range with the same ammunition? That is a lot!

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    It's called bedding in, you can see in the first image that the spades haven't dug in yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BogT View Post
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    @tercio67: +10km range with the same ammunition? That is a lot!
    That would be with ERFB, with standard rds it's about 2km extra range. The main selling point is the weight reduction, making it more transportable.

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    Great vid.

    - Itīs impressive how they all do what they have to in such short time
    - BTW, Whoīs making sure itīs aiming correctly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuRat View Post
    It's called bedding in, you can see in the first image that the spades haven't dug in yet.
    So do you think this was a real fire mission or just a drill to make the spades dig in and test the crew? Don't really know much about artillery procedures.

    I do have to say though I'm surprised to read that the M777 is a recent development. I was under the impression that modern artillery had shifted almost completely to self propelled guns to escape counter-battery fire?

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    Fire mission *****es! Good section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armored_diplomacy View Post
    Great vid.

    - Itīs impressive how they all do what they have to in such short time
    - BTW, Whoīs making sure itīs aiming correctly ?
    The gunner is given a deflection as far as the crew is concerned. I was on the M-198 in the 101st Airborne. It was very heavy. Would have loved to work on this gun.

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    A good bit of British kit .

    Would like to see this enter service with the British Army some time soon, very good system. Good job to those gunners, some pretty rapid fire (as someone said, they do look like Canadians however).

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