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M777 Lightweight Howitzer

The M777 Lightweight Howitzer provides timely, accurate and continuous firepower in support of Marine and Army infantry forces. It is a much smaller, lighter and more maneuverable towed cannon weapon than the M198 Howitzer, resulting in improved transportability and mobility without impacting range or accuracy. It is also highly deployable, able to be lifted externally by the MV-22 Osprey, the CH-53E Super Stallion or a single CH-47 Chinook.
M777 Lightweight Howitzer Copyright © Jonathan Mallard

Status

In active service

Contractor

Manufactured by: BAE Systems

Crew

7 Operating Crew

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length (overall): 10.2 meters 33.46 feet
Width: 3.7 meters 12.14 feet
Height: 2.26 meters 7.41 feet
Weight
Weight: ~3 745 kilograms 8 256 pounds