Paladin, Paladin, far, far from home

Flames erupt from the end of the barrel of a M109A6 self-propelled 155-mm Howitzer, also known as Paladin, as it fires a round on Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq. This is the first time this particular Paladin has been fired in Iraq and it is being calibrated to ensure it can hit its target every time. Photo by Pvt. Justin Naylor   Date: 02.13.2009

Flames erupt from the end of the barrel of a M109A6 self-propelled 155-mm Howitzer, also known as Paladin, as it fires a round on Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq. This is the first time this particular Paladin has been fired in Iraq and it is being calibrated to ensure it can hit its target every time. Photo by Pvt. Justin Naylor Date: 02.13.2009

Don’t pictures like that bring a smile to your face?

Comments

  1. “Don’t pictures like that bring a smile to your face?”

    Yea, and a loud ringing in my ears, too!

  2. The natives are getting restless. Been an increase in in my AO in incoming mortar rounds lately. Hope Big Green has some 109s stashed around here, just in case we need to send our admirers some thank you notes. 🙂

  3. Flanker,
    Check under the conspicuously obvious camo netting. It’ll be the one stitched together from 60-70 sets to make a single 3-acre net.

    That’s usually where the Army stashes stuff.

  4. “Check under the conspicuously obvious camo netting. It’ll be the one stitched together from 60-70 sets to make a single 3-acre net.”

    Private: Sarge, what’s that over there in the corner behind those shipping containers?

    Sarge: Hmmm. Looks like…could it be? Holy shit! Lieutenant! Lieutenant! We found Rhode Island!

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