War Correspondent Watches Ukrainian Artillery Crew Put In Work

This footage shows a Ukrainian war correspondent with the 79th Separate Air Assault Brigade in Donetsk. A crew of soldiers is using an 105-millimeter towed howitzer, and the reporter walks the audience through some of the process.


The howitzer in question is an L119 light gun/towed howitzer, which was possibly donated by Australia or England. The US uses a slightly upgraded, licensed version known as the "M" model. In either case, the weapon fires 105-millimeter shells at a range of 11 to 19.5 kilometers, and is able to be towed and/or sling-loaded. Naturally, this makes sense for an Air Assault brigade.


One of the gunners describes using the L119 as "the best job in the world."


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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This footage shows a Ukrainian war correspondent with the 79th Separate Air Assault Brigade in Donetsk. A crew of soldiers is using an 105-millimeter towed howitzer, and the reporter walks the audience through some of the process.


The howitzer in question is an L119 light gun/towed howitzer, which was possibly donated by Australia or England. The US uses a slightly upgraded, licensed version known as the "M" model. In either case, the weapon fires 105-millimeter shells at a range of 11 to 19.5 kilometers, and is able to be towed and/or sling-loaded. Naturally, this makes sense for an Air Assault brigade.


One of the gunners describes using the L119 as "the best job in the world."


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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