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The Perfect Shot #6924185
10/18/17 12:53 AM
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175 Howitzer Long Tom, the photo was taken just at the perfect time as the shell left the tube in Vietnam. For the curious, the range was about 25 miles.



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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924191
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That thing needs a muzzle brake.....


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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924193
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Amazing shot.

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924200
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Cool photo


I'll never forget one time in Iraq we stopped and spent the night in a tiny outpost. We got there at night and fueled up and then went to sleep. I slept on top of my vehicle which was parked about 50 yds from some type of artillery. I was sleeping good when I seen a blue flash and a huge explosion, I thought I was dead I thought it was a mortar landing on me. Scared the chit out of me.


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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: SapperTitan] #6924208
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Cool photo

I'll never forget one time in Iraq we stopped and spent the night in a tiny outpost. We got there at night and fueled up and then went to sleep. I slept on top of my vehicle which was parked about 50 yds from some type of artillery. I was sleeping good when I seen a blue flash and a huge explosion, I thought I was dead I thought it was a mortar landing on me. Scared the chit out of me.


In their infinite wisdom our Battalion was set up along the Cambodian border in a large open area. They had no clue that the water table was about a foot deep. They brought in a Battery of 105's, by the time they had fired a dozen rounds, the 105's had sank into the mud, that Chinooks had trouble lifting them out of the mud when we closed that crapper. LZ Billy only lasted about 4 days, before they moved us again.


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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924227
10/18/17 01:39 AM
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Did the gunners wear hearing protection, or just put hands over ears?

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: Dalee7892] #6924234
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Did the gunners wear hearing protection, or just put hands over ears?


What?

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924235
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A friend in my squad was a former cannon crewmember. He had taken a picture timed just right to catch the gravel being kicked up off the ground with the muzzle flash lighting up the sky, it was pretty awesome. Said one of his guys had his foot behind one of the cleats when they sent one down range. Said he got to leave Afghanistan early missing all 5 toes.

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: Old Rabbit] #6924287
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Originally Posted By: Old Rabbit
Amazing shot.
great photo!

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924336
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Great pic!



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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924337
10/18/17 03:40 AM
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That is awesome up

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924369
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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924398
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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: Old Rabbit] #6924416
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Amazing shot.


That it is up


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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924430
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That photo makes my ears ring.

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924506
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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924595
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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924599
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Wow, that is an incredible photo. You can clearly see the lanyard in the soldier's hand. Very cool.

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: Brother in-law] #6924710
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Did the gunners wear hearing protection, or just put hands over ears?


What?


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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924913
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Lord, the memories! Loved it when we had 105s support us in Vietnam. (9th Infantry)

Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6924920
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When you stand behind a howitzer, it's easy to see the projo go flying through the air. On the 8" guns, it's quite an impressive sight.

From the other direction, apparently one can see naval artillery rounds on the way inbound. During Jutland and similar, it must have been quite the gut check to be an observer watching the inbound 15" shells coming right at you ... and from a distance, they all look like they're coming right down your binos until they suddenly veer away.


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very cool Photo.


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Re my previous commend: It's worth noting that, as a general rule, one doesn't stand behind a howitzer unless it's some considerable distance back. Really bad things happen to those who stand immediately behind howitzers.


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Re: The Perfect Shot [Re: dogcatcher] #6925989
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Great pic

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