It is reported that the first American howitzer M777 was captured in the Donbass


During a special operation in Ukraine, the American towed 155-mm M777 howitzer fell into the hands of Russian military personnel for the first time. This is reported by a number of channels on Twitter.


The Ukrainian military has about 85 howitzers of this type at its disposal. For shots from them, active rockets M549 are also used.

It is reported that the first American howitzer M777 was captured in the Donbass

Meanwhile, the head of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba, accused Western countries of delaying the supply of Kyiv with new types of weapons. Europe and the United States have to explain for a long time what kind of weapons the Armed Forces need. Moreover, earlier the “partners” relied on providing Ukraine with old models of weapons, since it takes a long time to learn to work with the latest weapons.

Earlier, the United States announced an additional $135 million military aid package for Ukraine that would include new types of weapons, including helicopter-launched missiles, Switchblade unmanned aerial vehicles and Puma handheld drones.

In the United States itself, many perceive such measures very negatively, since in an era of crisis and high energy prices, this hits the the economy the USA itself. For example, on May 12, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul vetoed $40 billion in aid to Ukraine.

I swore an oath to the US Constitution, and not to any other country ... We cannot save Ukraine, while dooming the US economy

Rand Paul said during a speech broadcast by C-Span.
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  1. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 13 May 2022 14: 33
    +8
    Give it to the Chinese and they, having disassembled the screw, will establish their production within a couple of - three months.
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 13 May 2022 14: 55
      +7
      There is also the corresponding Soviet experience: at one time they dismantled the American B-29 ("atomic"), piece by piece, and set up its production under the Tu-4 brand.
      If there is a need - you can repeat!
    2. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 13 May 2022 19: 39
      0
      And at a price per piece of yuan! Let's bring down the market for amers! ...
      1. Alex777 Offline Alex777
        Alex777 (Alexander) 14 May 2022 11: 46
        0
        This howitzer is made of titanium. Therefore, it weighs less than 5 tons.
        States, yes, such expenses are pulling for war all over the world. Why do we need it? Our ARS is 3 times cheaper.
    3. Alemax Offline Alemax
      Alemax (Ivan) 14 May 2022 15: 33
      +1
      This howitzer is defective and scandalous. There are a lot of incidents when the soldiers who fired from them died or were crippled. In India, which wanted to adopt them, the howitzer did not pass state tests due to defects.
      It's easier to pass on the metal.
  2. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 13 May 2022 14: 40
    +1
    All this is very good.
    Just a word...

    trophy

    ---- I barely read it the first time. It is not familiar to me.
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 13 May 2022 19: 41
      +2
      Targeting, voluntarism, transparency ... There are many tricks so that the people's ears are not free ...
    2. Alex777 Offline Alex777
      Alex777 (Alexander) 14 May 2022 11: 53
      0
      Quote: Roma Phil
      It is not familiar to me.

      Donbas word. As well as the word "squinting".
      1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
        Roma Phil (Roma) 14 May 2022 12: 39
        0
        Yes. All these neologisms have not yet entered the commonly used Russian dictionary.
        And are they needed? Especially difficult to pronounce and grammatically difficult to perceive.
        1. Alex777 Offline Alex777
          Alex777 (Alexander) 15 May 2022 21: 30
          0
          Quote: Roma Phil
          And are they needed?

          Needed. Personally, I have no problem with perception.
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 13 May 2022 14: 40
    +2
    It is necessary to send it to the relevant structures of our military-industrial complex for a thorough study.
  4. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 13 May 2022 15: 19
    -2
    M777 costs 3,74 million dollars, one shell from 68 to 000 dollars. Who will tell me that the war pays off.
    1. dpu Offline dpu
      dpu (Andrei) 13 May 2022 15: 32
      +9
      After studying the bourgeois experience in Russia, as a rule, it turns out many times cheaper.
      1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 13 May 2022 16: 25
        -16
        This is in the USSR. In Russia, usually many times more expensive
  5. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 13 May 2022 16: 37
    +4
    the range of this gun is 30 km, which means it is necessary to detect positions using a radar or UAV and cover quickly, it is not clear how you can allow Bandera to shell Donetsk from a distance of 8-8 km for 10 years?
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 13 May 2022 17: 33
      +3
      as long as there are Ukrainians, there will be shelling. changing position after a shot is not difficult.
      1. 1_2 Offline 1_2
        1_2 (Ducks are flying) 13 May 2022 17: 38
        +2
        they change positions on a small piece of land, any UAV can detect them
        1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
          goncharov.62 (Andrei) 13 May 2022 19: 42
          +6
          And what - can only Merikos use napalm?
          1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
            Observer2014 13 May 2022 23: 39
            +3
            And what - can only Merikos use napalm?

            Well, apparently, yes. We are for humane means of warfare. The Aerospace Forces have never heard of such a terrible weapon being used against enemies. We only have the "Sun" as much as 3-4 km range works powerfully. wassat laughingWell, it rides cool at parades. And it sounds powerfully from the announcers of the center.
    2. Sergey Obukhov Offline Sergey Obukhov
      Sergey Obukhov (Sergey Obukhoa) 13 May 2022 19: 56
      +4
      It is also not very clear to me that crests are shelling even the territory of Russia, and our military cannot suppress these fire anguish. Maybe because they are very mobile? Or maybe there were no directives to suppress them?
    3. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 13 May 2022 21: 57
      +1
      it is not clear how it is possible to allow Bandera to shell Donetsk from a distance of 8-8 km for 10 years?

      And just now this elementary began to reach you? How did Bandera fire at the LDNR for eight years? What do we have? Or did faith not allow modern systems to send people there to save?
  6. Antor Offline Antor
    Antor 13 May 2022 16: 57
    0
    Why give it to the Chinese, our military specialist needs to get acquainted with the gun. I'm sure they'll figure it out and make the sample even better, although I don't know if we already have a better one !!!!
    But the gun is only half the battle, the main thing is the shells, their filling and caliber, which we may not be able to produce. !!!
  7. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 13 May 2022 17: 09
    +1
    Anything captured is good for reuse and learning
    1. Sergey Obukhov Offline Sergey Obukhov
      Sergey Obukhov (Sergey Obukhoa) 13 May 2022 20: 01
      -2
      Now I begin to understand why our military strategists did not immediately begin issuing orders to strike at the railway junctions of Ukraine.
  8. gorskova.ir Offline gorskova.ir
    gorskova.ir (Irina Gorskova) 13 May 2022 21: 02
    +2
    Johnson Co. handed over the missiles. It would be nice to take them and send them back to Johnson. Summer. So that they land where they came from.
    1. blablaster Offline blablaster
      blablaster (Mixail Bleachman) 14 May 2022 08: 41
      +1
      It would be nice to build a bridge across the river, and so that there were shops with goods needed by the peasants. This is a quote from Manilov's speech during negotiations with Chichikov. Such that the bridge, most likely will be. But it is not exactly
  9. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 14 May 2022 17: 16
    +2
    Firstly, there was no official confirmation (and video) from our side. Secondly, it has been repeatedly reported that the bottom photo is a cropped Ukrainian from their combat positions, and not a captured gun at all.
  10. Winnie Offline Winnie
    Winnie (Winnie) 14 May 2022 19: 36
    0
    ANY 155mm NATO howitzer with M982 Excalibur shells hits at 60km with a KVO of 5m. Russian MLRS are resting.
    1. Yatva Offline Yatva
      Yatva (I) 15 May 2022 07: 24
      +1
      Our "Coalition" strikes at 80 km. and what!???
  11. Yatva Offline Yatva
    Yatva (I) 15 May 2022 07: 17
    +2
    Javelins, now M777 howitzers - they make an elephant out of a fly !!! ...
  12. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 15 May 2022 09: 50
    0
    Authors should not be so free with vocabulary. Roll down to the Komsomol...
  13. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 15 May 2022 13: 02
    0
    Lexicon not good