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    Soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment fired the howitzers on their M109A6 Paladins during the first-ever firing of the Modular Artillery Charge System in the combat zone by an entire Paladin battery March 13 on Camp Taji, Iraq. The MACS is a newly refined propellant that pushes projectiles out of the barrel of the howitzers . The MACS will be used in conjunction with the soon to be fielded Excalibur precision guided munition that the Batt. A Soldiers are expected to receive within the next few months. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs

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    1. foldablechair 42 months ago | reply

      Wow, that's crazy.

    2. boogerfingers 42 months ago | reply

      awesome stuff!!!

    3. joepho57 42 months ago | reply

      Wow...impressive! Nice capture.

    4. Viktor AQ 42 months ago | reply

      Nice timing!

    5. Pelé3 42 months ago | reply

      amazing moment, the fire is stopped like made in photoshop! GREAT

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