Package For You, Ma’am!

Forget UPS: the MPS, the Marine Projectile Service, delivers some lovin’ from 22 miles away

A Marine unit that recently returned from Afghanistan killed a team of Taliban insurgents with a record-setting artillery strike.

Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., dropped the 155mm M982 Excalibur round on insurgents 36 kilometers away — more than 22 miles — in Helmand province. The strike was launched Feb. 12 from an M777 howitzer on a mountainside at Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge, in Kajaki, to neighboring Musa Qala district, Marines said.

A gliding artillery shell. Pretty neat stuff.

9 Responses to “Package For You, Ma’am!”

  1. JeffS says:

    Boom boom!

  2. aelfheld says:

    From America. XOXOXO

  3. Gunslinger says:


    A vast improvement over that seventy thousand dollar piece of crap Copperhead round.

  4. leelu says:

    “…candygram for Mr. Mongo!”

  5. major dad says:

    When you really want to make their day (end) nothing beats artillery.

  6. Larry says:

    We used to be able to do that with battleships…

  7. Yojimbo says:

    Not surprising. Since when has Golf Battery ever needed a Mulligan?

  8. Firehand says:

    Son’s Army with an arty MOS. Last time home on leave he told me a bit about the 777 gun and the new shells; effing incredible, for range, guidance and accuracy.

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