Lethality

Moving the Big Guns!

April 9, 2019

How do soldiers get the big guns from point A to B? They get airborne! This is called a sling-load operation. A sling load is the fastest way to get supplies or heavy equipment where they're most needed.

Soldiers connect an M777 howitzer cannon to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter
Helicopter Transport
Soldiers assigned to Bulldog Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, connect a M777 howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to transport for a training air assault raid at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 12, 2019.
Photo By: Video still by Christoph Koppers, Army
VIRIN: 190312-A-XV631-9002C
Soldiers prepare a howitzer to be transported
Bulldog Battery
Soldiers assigned to Bulldog Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, prepare an M777 howitzer to be transported by helicopter at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 12, 2019.
Photo By: Video still by Christoph Koppers, Army
VIRIN: 190312-A-XV631-9001C

See how soldiers assigned to Bulldog Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment sling-loaded M777 howitzers to CH-47 Chinook helicopters in preparation for a training event at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany:

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Video by Christoph Koppers, Army