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I love the 155mm. It doesn't take long to figure out the difference in sound it makes vs. the explosion of an incoming mortar, rocket, or recoilless rifle round.Back in 2009 when I was a contractor in Khost Afghanistan I was waiting on air traffic out to a OP. A Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader team was at Salerno where they did a USO show and were now waiting on a flight back to Bagram. We had outgoing. Those girls lost it. After 5 shots the 155 stood down. A Sergent First Class assisted me in calming them. That day was one of the best days I spent in-country. My wife was not amused when I got a Christmas cards for the next 3 years from the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
OOOh - charge 7, green bag.
King of the battlefield.
This is a British design, now widely adopted in NATO and in the US Army and Marines. It's mostly titanium, which makes it extremely light and air mobile by Chinook. There is a downside to lightness, however.
That's the Royal Canadian Artillery putting down explosive justice on the Taliban in Afghanistan. I know most Americans think of us Canadians as the quiet, polite, northern neighbours. However, we were with you in Afghanistan and I had the honour of going outside the wire many a time with the soldiers of the South Carolina National Guard in 2007 down in Kandahar Province.