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The M-777 artillery weαpσns in Ukrαine are on the verge of “becoming extinct,” but why?

Many M-777 artillery pieces were provided to Ukrαine by the United States and other western nations, but the majority of these cutting-edge artillery systems were either destroyed or taken by Russiαn Forces.

In the past, the West had hopes that the battlefield in Ukrαine would be the area where their given weαpσnry would “shine” and that it would serve as a “unique” advertisement for those weαpσns, drawing in a lot of interested foreign buyers.

However, weαpσns that were intended to “transform the battlefield”—such as Turkey’s TB-2 UAV and French Caesar self-propelled howitzers—failed one after another. The US M-777 lightweight “super gun” is, however, “the highlight of the disappointment.”

The US Army has been using the M-777 lightweight howitzer, and despite its high price, it has drawn many overseas purchasers from countries like India and Saudi Arabia thanks to its remarkable performance on the battlefields of Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.

The US Army leadership believed that the M-777 artillery guns would become a “game-changing weαpσn” on the battlefield, particularly in the Donbass, in the early stages of the Russia-Ukrαine wαr when the Ukrαiniαn Army was lacking in artillery guns.

The M-777 cannon was praised by the Ukrαiniαn and Western media when it first arrived on the Ukrαiniαn battlefield, who said that this was a weαpσn that transformed the battlefield and effectively suppressed the Russiαn Army’s “outdated” artillery.

The M-777 artillery was “exposed” on the Ukrαiniαn battlefield following the first “excitement,” and the rate of damage and destruction was much higher than the quantity of modern guns. What then is the reason?

Savchuk, the captain of the Ukrαiniαn army’s artillery unit who was captured by the Russiαn army, recently disclosed that Ukrαiniαn soldiers frequently tossed away defective M-777 howitzers instead of repairing them.

In this context, Savchuk clarified that despite having received training, Ukrαiniαn forces lacked the necessary equipment and replacement parts to fix damaged M-777 cannons.

Along with that, Savchuk also brought out the painful fact that Western weαpσnry are being shattered and damaged at a higher pace than other weαpσns provided to Ukrαine as military assistance. Overall, contrary to what the western media reported, the potency of the Western weαpσns did not outweigh the Russiαn ones on the Ukrαiniαn battlefield.

Russiαn-made weαpσns are more reliable and simpler to repair than American-made weαpσns; for instance, fixing the M-777 howitzer takes a lot of time and effort. The Russiαn military will not hold back until the Ukrαiniαn soldiers have mastered artillery repair procedures as long as the battle is ongoing.

If the soldiers in a fight are unable to manage their equipment, for instance, repairing the damage, it will result in defeat. It also demonstrates how crucial it is to rely solely on military hardware.

When you have a weαpσn in your possession, it is not enough to only know how to use it; you also need to know how to care for it. The Ukrαiniαn Army, not the west, is obviously to blame for the “failures” of Western weαpσns on the battlefield in Ukrαine.

The Ukrαiniαn Army “abandoned” a number of M-777 cannons because they could not be repaired or because the “escape” was occurring too quickly. As a result, the Ukrαiniαn Army’s rate of weαpσn attrition was even higher than that of Western aid.

The Ukrαiniαn army’s objections and Russiαn rage on the battlefield ultimately led to the western-supplied weαpσns becoming the victim.