TITLE

ARMY NEWS SERVICE (OCT. 31, 2006) ARMY FIELDS ITS FIRST LIGHTWEIGHT HOWITZER

AUTHOR(S)
Murray, Edward; Kane, Martin
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Defense AT&L;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the artillery system M777 lightweight 155 millimeter towed howitzer developed jointly by the Army and Marine Corps, for the Army's Stryker Brigade Combat Teams in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. M777 is 7000 pounds lighter than the M198 weapon and is also the first ground-combat system to make extensive use of titanium in its major structure. According to James Shields, the weight reduction improves transportability and mobility without affecting range and accuracy.
ACCESSION #
24519791

 

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