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Infantrymen with cannon...

What we've learned from previous experience with this phenomenon is that you only let them have *blanks.*  They're just as happy, and a lot less dangerous.

15319242096_90d971450c_o.jpg Presidential Salute Battery Soldiers from the Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), sharpen their skills, Sept. 23, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The PBS rehearses ceremonial techniques every Tuesday morning in ANC before it opens. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Luisito Brooks)

Side note: This is the. M5 3inch anti-tank gun, converted to a salute gun. Shared chassis components with the M2 105mm howitzer.  Castle-linkage trivia: The tube was actually designed as an anti-aircraft gun for the Navy. That's the same tube that forms the basis of Heimdall.

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Is that a 57mm or 105mm?
 
 Neither.


76mm.  The Gun, Anti-tank, 3 inch, M5.

 
 
Looks to be too small for a 105.
 
 Yeah, that's why I said it was a 3 incher...   
 
Glad you backed me up. :-)