Howitzers have a reputation in military combat that has endured longer than any other military weapon currently in use. These giant cannons have their humble origins back in the 17th century and have continued to evolve into bigger and better weapons. The Howitzer has taken on a second life as a tank gun and proved to be extremely effective for destroying targets.
The M109 Howitzer more commonly known as the Paladin was introduced back in the 1960s but have been consistently upgraded throughout the years. The power of these massive guns can make short work of just about anything unfortunate enough to get in its way.
In this video, US Army Soldiers train with the 7th Army Training Command in Germany using the Paladin Howitzers to destroy heavy vehicles. They aren’t lying when they talk about how powerful these guns get. Paladins will bring a flash a light that nearly blinds you and the sound of them could make you go deaf.
Warning you ahead of time things get pretty loud in this one.