Above you can see a High Explosive artillery 155 mm round being fired from an M109A6 Paladin, in a live-fire training at Combined Resolve IX at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
That is the subject of this Photo Of The Day.
The updated A6 Paladin version can come from the move to a halt and fire accurately within 30 seconds, a process that took several minutes with earlier versions. (Source)
The Paladin can store up to 39 pcs of 155 mm rounds.
Caption: An M109A6 Paladin crew with Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stands ready to fire during live-fire training at Combined Resolve IX at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Aug. 22, 2017. The training included an artillery raid as part of the brigade-wide live-fire exercise aimed at enhancing U.S. Army Europe’s regionally allocated land and aviation forces’ deterrence capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ange Desinor, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division)
Below: 155 mm artillery. M2 Browning heavy machine gun on top of the turret, for closer protection.
The photos are from 2017 and were all taken by Staff Sgt. Ange Desino.