I brought this 105mm howitzer shell and these two 40mm shells back from the gulf war. There were fired during Desert Storm from one of the AC 130 gunship we had on our base. They have been laying around in my shed collecting dirt. So when I decided to create myself a man cave, I figured I would use them somehow since I had a military theme going. I polished the shells a bit, turned the 105mm out of oak and the 40mm out of maple, painted them, and pressed them into the shell. Finally, I made a nice base to mount them on.