The Russian military continues to hunt down Ukraine’s newly-acquired M777 towed 155 mm howitzer with much success.
On January 27, a video documenting a pinpoint Russian artillery strike on a UKrainian M777 howitzer near the settlement of Kremennaya in the Luhansk People’s Republic surfaced online. The howitzer was reportedly targeted with a 2K25 Krasnopol guided artillery round.
The Krasnopol can be fired by most 152 mm or 155 mm artillery guns. The round is guided by semi-active laser and has a range of 20 to 30 kilometers. It is armed with a high-explosive warhead that weights between 6.50 and 11 kilograms, depending on the version.
A land-based laser designator can be used to illuminate targets for Krasnopol rounds, or a drone-based one as seen in the strike on the M777 howitzer.
This was the fifth confirmed loss of a Ukrainian M777 howitzer in less than a week. All previous four were destroyed with Russian Lancet loitering munitions.
The M777 howitzer has a maximum rate of fire of seven rounds per minute with a range of up to 40 kilometers when firing M982 Excalibur precision-guided rounds. Kiev forces have received 152 howitzers of this type so far. The U.S. provided 142, while Canada provided four and Australia six. A large number of these howitzers have been already destroyed, damaged or even captured by the Russian military.
Despite receiving more than 800 artillery systems from its Western allies, Ukraine is still struggling to match the fire power and accuracy of the Russian military.
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How unfortunate that my government supports the Bandera Nazis in Ukraine… It is a source of great embarrassment to me. And I’ve never before seen so many NATO members queuing up to be on the losing side! Have they in fact lost their minds?
Euro govs for some time now have been hijacked by the little hat tribe.
our belgian “regime” is controlled from the shosenites and is sending milions off euros to go up in fire to the j e w – yankee war in Ukraine.
NATO and lick-spittle neoliberal laboratories like Sweden fell over one another to go lose in Afghanistan. Nothing new here.
“Have they in fact lost their minds?” More like as obedient servile vassals they are just following their masters orders.
Its a filthy commie jew on filthy brit-am jew attack.
Chancellor (Fuhrer) Olaf Scholz:
As long as its you brit-am jews cleaning up your own mess against the commie jews.
Estonian Jews to Fuhrer:
We seek permission to kill the filthy commie jews.
Nabi(saw): all the filthy jews will be killed.
No air superiority, no hope.
Suck it up Ukrainians and don’t forget just who put you where you are. Most of whom are doing very well and driving nice cars.
Yet more equipment destroyed by Russia. And still the West wants to send more? Why bother? Oh it’s a money making scam for the Western MIC and it’s shareholders.
There will be massive purchases of weapons systems by the US imperial lackeys using the OUN 2.0 welfare scheme as an excuse.
They whacked ammo depo (in the separate tranche from where artillery is placed), as you can see. All shells destroyed, consequently this howitzer M777.