Military Uses WWII Artillery To Defend Island – And It Still Works

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Wally Santana


Several nations near the South China Sea are currently in a major dispute over island territory. The China has overtaken the Spratly Islands from the Philippines and established military base causing turmoil throughout the region. Taiwan is a major player in this game so they aren’t taking any chances with the Chinese and have moved in massive artillery units from World War II.

Wally Santana

The South China Sea is a very profitable area which one-third of the world’s shipping routes pass through for oil, fishing, and commerce. Taiwan takes claim over the islet of Itu Aba which has a territorial claim of 12 nautical miles surrounding the area.

China Maritime Safety Administration

China views Taiwan as a renegade province rather than an independent nation, which means there is a chance that China could make a hostile takeover. In order to defend Itu Aba from a Chinese military invasion, their coast guard has been provided with six howitzer cannons.

The howitzers may be old but they still pack a punch and still function as well as they did decades ago. Hopefully the presence of these weapons will be enough to discourage a conflict but in the end, it is better to be prepared should the worst occur.

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