Field Artillery p0rn via Croatia

Found this Series of pictures of a battery of  Croatian army howitzers going boom. Enjoy!

croatian howitzer 1

croatian howitzer 2

croatian howitzer 3

croatian howitzer 4

The gun in the first, second and fourth image is the Argentine made L33 155 mm howitzer Model 77 (CITEFA X1415). Produced in limited numbers in the 1980s to replace WWII era US M114 howitzers, some of these saw combat in the Falklands where the Brits captured four. Since 2000, the Argentine government has sold Croatia a battery of these guns as they are being (slowly) replaced by the L45 CALA 30.

Weight 8,200 kg
Barrel length 33 gauge / mm
Ammunition 155 mm
Gauge     155 mm
Rate of fire     dpm
Effective Range :
20,000 m (with normal ammo)
24,000 m (with special ammunition)

The gun in the third picture is  a 122 mm howitzer M94, which is a Yugo modernization of the Soviet D-30 with a new muzzle brake, redesigned trail, and improved hydraulic brake. The Soviets invented this gun in the 1960s and its been used around the world from Afghanistan to China  to Bosnia. Oddly enough both the Iranians and the Iraqs used it against each other during the 1980s when they had their late great hate.


Weight     Combat: 3,210 kg (7,100 lb)
Length     Transport: 5.4 m (17 ft 9 in)
Barrel length     Bore: 38 calibres
Width     Transport: 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Height     Transport: 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Crew     1+7
Caliber     122 mm (4.8 in)
Recoil     hydropneumatic
Carriage     tripod
Elevation     -7° to 70°
Traverse     360°
Rate of fire     Maximum: 10-12 rpm
Sustained: 5-6 rpm
Effective firing range     15.4 km (9.6 mi)
21.9 km (13.6 mi)
(with rocket-assisted projectile)

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

3 responses to “Field Artillery p0rn via Croatia”

  1. James Temple says :

    Amazing photos! Is it possible that there is incomplete combustion causing an excess of flame as seen in the last couple of photos? Or is that what you would normally expect to see?

  2. Jimmie Marko says :

    Interesting suggestions – For what it’s worth , you are interested in a a form , my business found a fillable document here

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