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?