Royal Canadian Artillery Test Steel Target

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

According to the video, this was done back in 2011. They are testing a sustainable steel target against a 105mm HE round.

I am not familiar with artillery but they seem to miss a lot. Also on what basis is this target sustainable? Sure it took a few hits however they were all hit in different areas. How well would this target be able to take multiple hits in the same spot? What targets do artillery usually practice shooting at and are they not usually this robust?

The slow motion of the HE round is fun to watch.

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  • CountryBoy CountryBoy on Jan 06, 2016

    Those Canucks know how to party!

  • JCitizen JCitizen on Jan 07, 2016

    We had 8 inch M110 howitzer practice with indirect fire. Our targets were typically concrete blocks about 5 meter cubed. We were so good, we quite often hit the target 1st round! Now this made for a pretty boring training day, because we either had to move to a new range or wait for range control to helicopter in another target for practice. Then we'd hit it direct again! HA! There wasn't much left after an 8 inch round hit directly on target!