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    Pfc. Erik Park, 3rd Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, fires his M-777 155mm howitzer, Sep. 3. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD

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    1. New World Industries 32 months ago | reply

      Looks like he's doing a direct fire mission, but what's with super long lanyard?

    2. A E R O M N D 32 months ago | reply

      Anyone know where they might be?

    3. 13foxtrot10 32 months ago | reply

      Damn!, I love howitzers!

    4. pablonefthaliperez 32 months ago | reply

      one of the few weapons ever made capable to give a guy an orgasm

    5. hpshooter 32 months ago | reply

      looks like they are in near direct fire mode.

    6. infidel1959 32 months ago | reply

      Direct Fire Baby!

    7. DOUGBpix 32 months ago | reply

      Never saw a lanyard that long in my Artillery experience. Our gunner stood pretty close to the breech. We had those big old 8 inchers from WWII.

    8. kwc909 32 months ago | reply

      Incredible shot.

    9. New World Industries 32 months ago | reply

      I was on SP M109s, of course you have to be right next to the breach to fire that. I read in other captions of this crew that there were firing rocket assisted rounds. That would explain the fire ball and the lanyard.

    10. 13foxtrot10 32 months ago | reply

      That makes sense, I called fire for artillery, mostly SP M109's some 8" as well. My favorite was the 155mm SP M109s.

    11. kenscar1 [deleted] 25 months ago | reply

      This photo was taken at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, in Paktika province, Afghanistan.

    12. M.A.Gibson 20 months ago | reply

      BOOM!!! Very nice shot

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