Russian Kamikaze Drone Hits Ukrainian M777 Howitzer

Multiple vide angles show a Russian Lancet loitering munition targeting a US-delivered M777 155mm howitzer while the Ukrainian crew is present and firing the system.


While the damaging effects of these Lancet strikes have been inconsistent, the blast appears to have also cooked off some nearby ammunition or propellent charges which will likely add high heat damage to the howitzer.


We don't know the exact number of M777s that were delivered to Ukraine, but essentially it's a finite number, and these systems are critical for the Ukrainians to keep in operation as they have the capability to fire the M982 Excalibur precision guided rounds, which outrange and outshoot most of the artillery systems Russia is fielding.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

Published 11 months ago

Multiple vide angles show a Russian Lancet loitering munition targeting a US-delivered M777 155mm howitzer while the Ukrainian crew is present and firing the system.


While the damaging effects of these Lancet strikes have been inconsistent, the blast appears to have also cooked off some nearby ammunition or propellent charges which will likely add high heat damage to the howitzer.


We don't know the exact number of M777s that were delivered to Ukraine, but essentially it's a finite number, and these systems are critical for the Ukrainians to keep in operation as they have the capability to fire the M982 Excalibur precision guided rounds, which outrange and outshoot most of the artillery systems Russia is fielding.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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