HEAVY ARTILLERY

HEAVY ARTILLERY

Indian Army Soldiers take positions beside a Smerch multiple rocket launcher on January 11, 2016, during Exercise Sarvatra Prahar. It was conducted at the School of Artillery of the Indian Army in Devlali in the Nasik district of western Maharashtra state, nearly 200 kilometers northeast of Mumbai. The exercise included firepower demonstrations with artillery weapons of various calibers, ranging from mortars to Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft guns. The Smerch features 12 tubes that fire 300 mm rockets. Developed in the 1980s, it remains one of the world’s most lethal artillery rocket systems.

Photo By: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE | AFP/Getty Images

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