Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Deadly Firepower: M777A2 Howitzer in Action

B-roll of M777A2 Howitzers from 2-17 FA firing screen right, firing screen left, POV shots, etc. from firing ranges at JBLM, YTC & NTC.

The M777A2 is an improved version of the standard M777 lightweight 155mm towed howitzer (referred to as LW155 in the U.S. army) designed and manufactured by the Company BAE Systems. The M777A2 is a towed 155 mm Howitzer jointly developed by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to replace the M198 155mm towed howitzer.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

EA-6B Prowler: The Sky Pig Aircraft That You Have Never Seen

The EA-6B Prowler is the primary tactical jamming aircraft of the US Navy, US Air Force and the US Marine Corps. Outfitted with advanced avionics and jamming equipment, the Prowler was designed to protect aerial strike forces by jamming enemy radar and communications. It also performed electronic surveillance and gathered electronic intelligence.

The Prowler is armed with the Raytheon HARM high-speed anti-radiation missile, AGM-88. The HARM missile is used against land-based and seaborne radar-directed air defence artillery systems and surface-to-air missile systems.

The aircraft has two Pratt & Whitney J-52 -P-408 turbojet engines each rated at 50kN. The aircraft carries a maximum internal fuel supply of 7,000kg and can also carry an extra 4,500kg externally in fuel pods.