May 21, 2009

Fire!


An Afghan National Army artilleryman pulls the firing lever on a D-30 howitzer during training at Forward Operating Base Airborne, Afghanistan, May 5, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Thompson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I got to fire a 155 howitzer. If you look down the barrel when it fires you can catch a glimpse of the round after it leaves the barrel. It is something to see, even if it's just for an instant. I was surprised to find out they are fired by pulling a rope (lanyard). At least that is the way it was done in the 60s.