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 Post subject: Direct fire
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:48 am 
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I forget what day I took this, second or third day, but this is an element of Battery B, 2 BN, 18 FA direct firing on T-72 tanks 2000 meters out front. We were moving northeast toward Basrah. ~Chris
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 Post subject: Re: Direct fire
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 7:47 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, we welcome any more photos you have to offer too.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct fire
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:11 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
Target that Tank
Direct Front
Range Two Thousand
Fire at Will

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 Post subject: Re: Direct fire
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:25 am 
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I think I have a few good ones but they will have to be scanned. This has always been my favorite.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct fire
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 6:40 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
8" in direct fire ... that will shake some stuff up.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct fire
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:21 am 
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FA1SGret wrote:
8" in direct fire ... that will shake some stuff up.


My last deployment escorting convoys was awesome but will never compare to firing 8" artillery. A note on the above pic, we had a HEMMT for ammo parked along-side to use the crane. It had to be pulled back far to protect the windshield from blast wave, didn't work. We were firing some old white bag powder and the passenger side ended up looking like a spider web after this mission. Several of our M-548's broke down and were left with their crew for maintenance to recover. The ammo section kept the guns in action. Sure miss the guns.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct fire
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:22 am 
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I miss the guns as well. Wish I could have one, I'd do a salute every morning and evening ... nothing like the rush of firing the big guns to keep the heart happy and the blood pumpin'

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 Post subject: Re: Direct fire
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:09 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: HHB 2/1 FA 1ST AD
FA1SGret wrote:
Target that Tank
Direct Front
Range Two Thousand
Fire at Will

You mean fire at HAJI.

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