M109A6 Paladin Self Propelled Howitzer In Action


The Paladin is a 155mm howitzer on tracks – sort of like a howitzer and tank combined. It needs to stop when firing on a target. The Paladin can halt from the move and fire within 30 seconds. This short firing sequence improves survivability by allowing the battery to operate dispersed, and allowing the howitzer to quickly move between salvos.

4th Infantry Division, conducted a live fire exercise using self-propelled howitzer cannons at Fort Carson, CO.

1st Cavalry Division participating in a combined arms live-fire exercise at Destiny Range and Contingency Operating Site Marez in Ninewa Province, Iraq. The Soldiers fired M109A6 Paladin 155mm Howitzers.

Film Credits: SSG Christopher Jelle – SGT Kristi Potts