LoR for supply of 145 BAE M777 guns issued

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    LoR for supply of 145 BAE M777 guns issued

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    LoR for supply of 145 BAE M777 guns issued - SP's Land Forces
     
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    Hi guys, i wanted to know something.
    I have seen videos of M777 in operation and felt more people are required to operate it than our bofors gun.
    I may be wrong.Enlighten me.Is the only advantage of M777 being ultra light weight ?
     
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    Old news, please don't posted old news
     
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    Such a laborious task it is to fire few salvos, isn't it? But then we are not pros, it must be fitting well into some operational /tactical doctrine.
     
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    tharikiran Regular Member

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    I checked out some videos. M777 does not have any auxiliary power unit.Fact is, Bofors have been deployed at high altitude.It does require a 5 man crew.
    Yes, it is sophisticated as it has a self loading system and uses hydraulics extensively making it easier for people operating it.

    But it seems in spite of all this, the army favours the M777 because of it being light weight.The M777 can go any where, where the Indian army will fight.
    It seems you can take this piece of artillery quicker and deploy it faster than Bofors.
     
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    well st kinetics offered a similliar gun with same weight class plus an auxilliary power unit but still they rejected it:mad:
     
  8. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    It does not have automatic reloading system like FH-77 and others, So more men are needed for speedy reloading...

    If i am not wrong it may need 8-10 men per gun almost same as 130mm M46 field gun in IA..

     
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    The M777 can go places the Bofors cannot.

    Kunal, wiki says that it needs a minimum 5 men crew for operational usage.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    The M777 is a manpower intensive weapon to say the least. It isn't automated at all. It is a real throwback technologically. The only benefit is light weight.
     
  11. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    I think you are right, But again different Armies different philosophy..

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    There are 9 men in this pic..

     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Double the crew = double the logistics. The gun is lighter, but you increase the logistics footprint even more needing 4 extra crew to man it.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Do you have a solution in mind ?

     
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    I think, Indian army is not going to use a 9 man crew to fire a gun.It has to be 5 or 6.They are gonna tow it or take it in the new globe master's and deploy it.
    It seems the sole purpose of this light weight piece without any sophisticated technology is to be able to set up immediately and start sending large caliber rounds down range.

    It's like first to arrive and first to shoot.It's like having a piece of artillery to fire which may seem having rudimentary technology(may not be rudimentary as along with glass and iron sights/mounts it also uses a digital fire control system called the Digital Gun Management System (DGMS) ) than not having any artillery piece in the area and that's a big advantage and the only advantage I see.
     
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