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Old 08-12-2009, 06:42 PM
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When Howitzers Explode

These are pics that I took down at the school house maintenance shop on FT Sill. I had an M777 Big Gun in the shop I was cheaking on and saw this pile sitting in the corner.

73 round of the day and some how it exploded in the chamber. Havent found one piece of the tube bigger then a bottle of pop. All four crew were injured, one pretty bad but at least none of them died. Thank god there alive.

The first pic is a complete gun, the rest are of the blown gun!












For those of you wandering this is what the new M777 "Big Guns" look like!



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Old 08-12-2009, 06:44 PM
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damnit boy
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:59 PM
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Thats one way to put it!
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:01 PM
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Those Triple 7's suck. They should have refurbished the M198's and kept using them!
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:09 PM
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Those Triple 7's suck. They should have refurbished the M198's and kept using them!
I have just started working with them this last month (I am a mechanic by the way) and so far I see them as being way over complicated but we will see if it pays off.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:13 PM
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They used the wrong metallurgy in the sight mounts. It won't keep it's FCA in extreme temps(i.e. Iraq/Afghanistan). The digital fire control rarely woks the right way(doesn't deadline the gun, but should work anyways). It will still take a couple years for them to pay off...
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I have just started working with them this last month (I am a mechanic by the way) and so far I see them as being way over complicated but we will see if it pays off.
Gotta justify the cost, somehow.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:09 PM
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Gotta justify the cost, somehow.
I actually dont know how much they cost!
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didnt know they allowed active duty goons to still actually work on stuff still
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