Once, back in the funky times, I was interviewing a howitzer crew at Grafenwoehr maneuver area. I can’t remember what the subject was. They were going to be conducting a live-fire exercise soon.

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The Hawkeye 105 mm Howitzer mobile artillery system developed by Mandus Group looks like something straight out of Command & Conquer. If you don’t believe me, check out this sweet slow-motion video of some lucky 82nd Airborne soldiers testing out the new hotness that popped up on Twitter on August 5.

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Rex Features/Associated Press

Many questions remain unanswered after German border police stopped a convoy of U.S. Army self-propelled howitzers coming from Poland on Wednesday.

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Photo via DoD

Ah, chrome: Go-to bedazzlement of newly-rich rappers, poisoner of American children, preferred battle paint of the ghastly War Boys from Mad Max: Fury Road — and now, apparently, the latest secret ingredient in the U.S. Army's beastly howitzers.

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