The M is an ultra light howitzer designed and manufactured by BAE Systems. M is a mm 39 calibre towed gun which, through. TM &P, ACTIVE, 09/30/, Interactive electronic technical manual FIELD MAINTENANCE MANUAL FOR HOWITZER, MEDIUM, TOWED, M The M training man- ual, TM , states the MA2 howitzer, with its hydraulically operated breach and hydro-pneumatic recoil mechanism, is .

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Both were completed in late Archived from the original on 1 April In the baseline model, a universal sight mount is fitted on the left side but provision is made for a second sight on the right side for customers requiring a two-sight m77. The construction of the M makes extensive use of titanium and titanium castings, enabling a weight reduction of 3,kg 7,lb compared to the M howitzer which it replaces in the Howotzer Army and USMC inventory.

Mounted on either side of the body is a hydrogas suspension unit fitted with stub axle and aluminium rimmed road wheels. Although the M uses advanced materials in its construction, it is claimed to be simple to operate and maintain under field conditions. US, 7m77 partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer Posts – 2 loner The Yowitzer, which while under development was called the XM, will replace the current mm M towed howitzer which weighs 7, kg.

Retrieved 4 November Berserk Robot, Unmanned Vehicle. Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment stationed at Twentynine Palms, California, were the first unit to receive the M ZPT99 Fire support vehicle.

This company no longer has any involvement with the programme. When in the travelling configuration it is towed by its muzzle in a similar manner to the Russian mm D howitzer by any truck with a 2 tonne capacity bowitzer greater fitted hoditzer air-operated brakes. Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from July Use British English m7777 March Use dmy dates from March All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles with unsourced statements from March Wikipedia articles in need of updating from March All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Inconsistent articles Commons category link is on Wikidata Articles containing video clips.

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The MA2 also has a hard wired fuze setter which is located near the assistant gunner’s position and used to programme the Excalibur fuze prior to loading. This requirement has now lapsed but details are provided in the self-propelled gun and howitzers wheeled section ttm the prototype still exists.

M777 howitzer

Australia – MA2 mm Lightweight Howitzers Jul Jul To keep the weight down, extensive use has been made of extruded titanium alloy fabrications, designed by BAE Systems Land Systems, but subcontracted to other companies, as well as efficient structural design. The complete upper part of the weapon was test fired at Eskmeals in June with a total of 50 rounds being fired at all elevations, 12 of which were zone 8S top charge. M7777 initial purchase is for 12 units, which may be raised to 25 units.

The conventional screw breech is hydraulically operated and opens vertically. The Digital Fire Control System will be powered by a unique new design of rotary hybrid-electric engine designed and manufactured by Liquid Piston. Retrieved from ” https: It also completed limited land mobility trials and airlift certification in single and split mode.

In J777the M in its Jowitzer configuration was assigned to the U. Retrieved 27 January Barrow-in-Furness manufacture the upper cradle as well as the suspension and running gear.

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Some of the parts perform two functions, for example the Horstman Defence Systems designed hydropneumatic suspension system also operates as a hydraulic jack. It can be internally transported in a number of transport aircraft including the C, C, C-5 and C Transall. Posts – 1 hoitzer Final integration and testing of the weapon is undertaken at BAE’s facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Artillery battery sets lethal record”.

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At the end of Phase 1 the system was awarded limited live crew clearance for the US. Archived from the original on 3 August As of early six of these were in Canada and six in Afghanistan. In the US military began fielding several upgrades to its M howitzers including new liquid crystal display units, software updates, improved power systems, and muzzle sensors for onboard ballistic computing.

Retrieved 22 November A revolutionary gun system meeting the demands of today’s security environment. The M howitzer is a towed mm artillery piece. Views Read Edit View history. BAE Systems Land Systems is considering future options, which could include a flick rammer, but the aim for the m7777 is to keep the weapon as simple as possible.

Army engineers work to create a new longer M mm howitzer under the name MER. The first deliveries of MA2 began in late Retrieved 30 May No Tanks No Thanks: Scorpion Robot, Unmanned Vehicle.

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Retrieved 9 March The Saudis have purchased HMMWV vehicles to tow the guns, [ inconsistent ] haul ammunition, and carry howittzer crews and their gear. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Posts – 2 Mezcal Armored Vehicles Australian Department of Defence. The M weighs 9, pounds [ Prime contract management is based in Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom as well as manufacture and assembly of the titanium structures and associated recoil components.