Armed Forces, Philippines (AFP) artillery rattle off a Korean War-vintage 105 mm M2A1 (M101A1) howitzer for a fire mission somewhere in the south islands. The uniform of the day is tropical.
Besides a battery of M114 Vietnam-era 155mm towed howitzers and another battery of newer Israeli Soltam M71 guns of the same caliber, the AFP’s field artillery consists entirely of about 300~ light 105mm guns spread across the Army and Marines including 130 M101’s delivered in the 1950s, 24 M102s transferred in the 1980s, and 120 Italian Model 56/14 pack howitzers bought new in 1983.
But in the end, everything old is new again when it comes to big guns and 100-degree weather:
September 1943, A 5.5-inch gun crew from 75th (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, in action in Italy. Imperial War Museums (tr 1402)