The Artillery Round That Terrifies Russia

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As part of the aid package sent to Ukraine were precision guided artillery rounds that could be major trouble for the Russian military. Check out today's epic new video that looks at the artillery round that terrifies Putin.

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Excalibur is manufactured in Karlskoga, Sweden. As a swede I'm pretty proud of our weapon designers. We have been part of many joint projects and designed some awesome weapons with others and by ourselves. Incredible engineering feet for such a small country.

Excalibur, Bonus, NLAW, AT4, Carl Gustaf, Bofors - 40mm, GLSDB, Archer, CV90, CB-90, RBS-15, RBS-70, Visby Corvette, HMS Gotland, BvS-10, JAS 39 Gripen, etc.

goldrush
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There is a hidden benefit: it makes counter-battery radars useless. Those track incoming shells, and work backwards from the ballistic trajectory to work out where it was fired from. But if the shell can adjust that trajectory mid-flight, the counter-battery fire would be called in on the wrong location.

SRFriso
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One more benefit of excalibur shells is that counter battery fire is impractical because it actively changes its trajectory so ballistic calculation to fire at won't work.

iloveaviation-burgerclub-a
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Something else that helps balance the cost, is the lower wear on the barrels. Even a ten to one reduction means the barrel lasts ten times longer.

Synthmilk
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“I do not have to tell you who won the war. You know, the artillery did.” George S. Patton Jr

corymorimacori
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As an artillery man 13B for 15 years in the US Army. The Excalibur is the ELITE round of artillery currently in the world

stairborne
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Russians : We don't need accuracy we have vodka!

kimchi
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I saw a video of this being used on a T-72 in ukraine already and it absolutely tore it to pieces while it was moving at full speed. Ridiculously powerful round

elijahmckenzie
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“Great battles are won by artillery.” Napoleon Bonaparte

corymorimacori
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I shot (well my howitzer section and I) the Excalibur round in 2010 in Afghanistan. A US Convoy was on patrol out in sector, and an insurgent force was prepping an attack on the convoy. They didn't want to use attack aviation, so they called us. We shot the round and it impacted inside the area the insurgents were at. They scattered immediately realizing they were compromised. We could have followed up, but no additional mission came.

thealexkirschproject
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How do we defend from Excaliber artillery attacks? DPRM officer: That's the neat part, you can't.

caseycollins
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Price ratio isn't as bad if you consider easier logistics and higher survivability of own units on battlefield..
- less shells, less propellant to fire them = fewer supply trucks and needed personnel, they can do something else
- if instead of firing 10+ shells you fire 1 or 2, you win artillery duels/ stay in one spot shorter. Every saved self-propelled howitzer is worth dozens of those high-tech shells

Mic_Glow
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I've made parts for both Excalibur and BONUS and the work that goes into making just one of those is incredible.
I won't say anything more due to signing an NDA

Aoskar
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Putin when he sees a round flying through sky:
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Cameron_Simser
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They will probably be used on high value targets - supply dumps, ammo dumps, rail nexuses, and command facilities. Maybe air defense vehicles too.

carlfromtheoc
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Just a thing for you, not in condescending way, I swear. As a former 13B (Cannon Crewmember) no one says M777 (Seven seventy-seven) its the Triple Seven.

DukeOfJam
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What's interesting to me is the electronics that can reliably withstand these accelerations. Fully believable though, considering smart anti-aircraft rounds in WWII had to operate without transistors -- they had vacuum tubes!

jeffreymorris
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Many weeks ago,the Russky claimed they "successfully intercepted" Excalibur shell。That's absolutely BS。

chrismichael
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The cost isn't as expensive if you compare it to the 50 possible dumb shells at the upper end of the required number to service a target which would cost $40, 000 to shoot, and that doesn't even consider the wear and tear saved on the artillery guns.

TCASAnalytics
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Excalibur might be the game changer, they need more than 600 though

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