U.S. Army soldiers firing a Howitzer in Afghanistan. [1200x823]

Gunner1: 32? I thought you were 22? twenty to what? it is only 3:15! *15:15 But i desired water, exactly why are you gonna make tea!? piss anywhere just! Can some body ...

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  • Gunner1: 32? I thought you were 22?
  • twenty to what? it's only 3:15!
  • *15:15
  • But I wanted water, why are you gonna make tea!?
  • Just piss anywhere!
  • Can someone with the proper knowledge explain about the different munition tips it looks like are threaded into the top of the projectile.
  • The brass looking part is the fuse. The one with the loop at the top has the loop there for using cranes or 2 men and a pole. 155mm rounds weigh about 95lbs each, so if you have to move 100 of them it's a lot easier to use the loop than wreck your back. If you haven't had to load a paladin by hand from a pallet, you haven't experienced hell.
  • Thanks for the explanation. Apparently it's just a fuse I was way off. 100lbs is a lot lighter than I thought. I know I wouldn't be saying that if I was holding it. Assuming you have had your hands on these thank you for your service.
  • So you can have different types of fuses for different purposes, Impact, Area, timed, delayed(for bunkers), etc.
  • /r/PerfectTiming would love this too.
  • dat rubble shockwave im so army horny right now
  • Thanks, just lost a half hour.
  • Here's video of a HOWITZER team in action.
  • The term "well oiled machine" springs to mind
  • How does this work? To me it looks like the "powder charge" goes into the barrel before the round does.
  • looks like new round is rammed in, powder inserted and then the next round is set on a tray or something behind the breach ready to be rammed in quickly after the previous round is fired.
  • Ahh, ok, yeah, that would make sense. Thank you. 🙂 I'd love to see some footage from the point of view of the operators.
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