Things that go BOOM!

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The other day I posted a few pictures of the Soldiers from C Battery, 1-37 Field Artillery shooting their M777 Howitzer, more commonly called the ‘Triple 7’.  It is the 155mm gun that replaced the M198 Howitzer a few years ago.

The Soldiers were conducting a ‘certification fire’, which is to say they were being tested on their ability to do their jobs as Artillerymen.

It has been several years since I have been around the big guns firing and so it was a good way to end the day here at Forward Operating Base Al Masaak

As you can see in the pictures, the gun packs a punch and really kicks up the dust!

Thanks for looking!

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23 responses »

  1. Reggie says:

    That is an impressive weapon, Dan. But I would not like to be on the receiving end!

  2. hellboy2503 says:

    Good and interesting photos

  3. jazfagan says:

    I still say I want to blow stuff up…LOL

  4. El Guapo says:

    Great set!
    did you just hold the shutter button down, or did you actually manage to time the shots?

  5. i can’t imagine how loud that would be…

  6. The only thing I’ve ever fired was a 22!

  7. kathyruth says:

    great pictures

  8. Your camera captures the smoke really well! These look really great

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  10. michael says:

    Great pictures of us shooting over there!

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