It goes without saying, but getting to fire the 105mm Howitzer is a truly unique experience.

Athlon Outdoors contributor Will Dabbs recently got his hands on one. Will was writing a piece on for the fall 2017 issue of Ballistic Magazine and wouldn’t you know it? They have a fully functional U.S. M2A1 Light Howitzer.

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“The workhorse of towed American field artillery during Word War II, the M2A1 fired a 105mm shell either indirectly or directly. It was so effective that it also saw use in Korea and Vietnam.”

Keep an eye out on for the full feature on in the near future.

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