"Scythians": the Armed Forces have formed a battery that fights on the M777

Shot from the howitzer M777, May 2022
Shot from the howitzer M777, May 2022
© Photo: mil.in.ua
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 15 2022 at 12:10 am
Source: mil.in.ua

As part of one of the artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a unit with 155 mm M777 howitzers was formed. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has released a video showing the operation of the battery in the combat zone. The battery is called "Scythians".

Chevron of the Scythian Art Battery
Chevron of the Scythian Art Battery

The fighters fired from howitzers, which are already used to perform combat missions.

Both high-explosive (M795) and active-jet projectiles (M549), which can hit targets at a distance of up to 40 km, have been spotted in the Scythians' arsenal.

Active-jet 155 mm projectile M549
Active-jet 155 mm projectile M549

Gunners demonstrated howling. The battery uses an American M1083A1P2 tractor with an armored cab as a vehicle for towing and transporting ammunition and personnel.

M1083A1P2 Scythian Artillery Battery
M1083A1P2 Scythian Artillery Battery

The Scythians note that the new guns are more long-range and high-precision. " It's like comparing a Lada and a BMW," said one of the fighters, describing the differences between Soviet and Western technology.

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