Skip to comments.IRAN: Chinese-made armored anti-riot trucks, equipped with plows, may arrive in Tehran
Posted on 01/01/2010 8:17:06 AM PST by DGHoodiniEdited on 01/01/2010 8:20:05 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
An opposition news website is reporting that Iran has imported high-tech armored anti-riot vehicles equipped with water cannons that can douse people with boiling water or teargas.
The U.S.-based Persian-language news website Rahesabz, or Green Path, posted a photograph of what it described as a photograph of two of the trucks arriving at the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas in the south.
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Reminds me of how they dealt with food riots in “Soylent Green”. The future is here.
To me the tires look like the weak link. Best way to immobilize a heavy vehicle carrying 2600 gallon of water would be to flatten the tires. The water alone weighs about 22,000 lbs. A heavy vehicle like this full of 22k lbs of water would have a hard time with a could flat tires.
Automobiles could be used to block or trap them in narrow streets.
There is a space between the cab and the “Van Box,&rdquo that is ubguarded or covered by any of the onbaord weapons; stuff it with gas soaked rags and then toss a Molotov cocktail at it.
or a banana? or does that only work in movies?
I’ve heard gas in a bag full of styrafoam lit and it sucks the oxygen out of the tank.
Even the iranian guard gots to breath.
There are ways and this kind of plow action can’t sit well with the masses.
Potato or potatoe as Dan would say.
They're helpless if they can see. Also, bottles of used motor oil thrown against the windshield and windows will block vision and provide additional fuel for firebombs.
I thought about that but wondered if they did not have solid tires.
One thouhgt that occurred to me, was if these trucks had to drive near buildings a few well placed bread box sized boulders being dropped from a few strories up, could wreck the cannons.
I’ve always considered a large potato is a good quick way to block a regular exhaust pipe, but if it got a defuser screen at the ens, one might need enough time to put a plastic bag over it and duct tape it closed.
I agree with you MilwGuy, the tires are the weakest link, a baseball bat with a heavy spike, swung like Babe Ruth into the sidewall should produce instant deflation.
Also, plain glass bottles with gasoline in them will produce all sorts of problems if thrown at the engine cowling/hood and/or windshield.
A sledgehammer in the grille or the side doors/windows will also do some damage.
Fire is always a good deterent. Diesel, gasoline and varents of racing fuel would be good. Alcohol has the adbantage of not being seen burning in the daylight. The good thing, from those wishing to stop them’s viewpoint is that is consumes the oxygen and creates heat in the vehicle.
Which causes the occupants to vacate. It takes a well trained individual to stay in a burning vehicle because one’s ntural instincts is to flee fire. They may want to stay but their brain keeps telling their feet to do your duty and get me out of here.
If we had a responsible democracy loving president, then the opposition would be importing captured Iranian IEDs from Afghanistan and Iran.
Cut down a rebar in 6~7 feet in length, it will make a handy spear.
Long cables or ropes could also be used to pull the barrels over by two or more people when trucks come near.
or a potato!
Could a PVC potato cannon be used to fire a Molotov cocktail? Sort of like rifle grenade launcher.
So many experts, so many wrong ideas. The answer is obvious - land sharks equipped with “lasers”. Friggin’ newbs.
ahhh...the good ole Wile E Coyote attack...:P
Are there not former soldiers amongst the resistors who know how to use this gear tactically?
Spike strip to deflate tyres.
Use Afgahan model. Lure vehicles to outbreaks of disorder in narrow street area.
Dump skip/truck in front and behind.
Use crash barriers on dual carriageway to trap vehicle on carriageway. Narrow it to one lane with parked vehicle if necessary.
Crossbow/catapult shot through windscreen.
Paint bombs on windscreen.
Smoke bomb to blind driver gunner.
Spear fishing harpoon through radiator.
Rebar pikes through the glass and Molotov cocktails from all quarters.
Bring in the Scoops
“I would think that a IUD remotely detonated would do it. “
I didn’t know that an Intra Uterine Device would explode!
Glad my wife’s past needing anything like that.
I’d think and IED might work better.
The paint-on-windshield is a good idea for blinding the driver(s). It seems to have some kind of shielding, either from aerial attack or otherwise...
I would expect such a vehicle to have an armed escort, along with its own up-close defensive measures, which would discourage up-close application of such items, so it might be necessary to either deal with the escort(s) first, or work to separate the escort(s) from this vehicle first. Paint guns anybody?
Of course sabotage ahead of any confrontation can work wonders (fuel, drivers before they enter the vehicles, etc), especially if there are any lapses in their force protection and/or support infrastructure security measures...
“...equipped with water cannons that can douse people with boiling water or teargas.”
Boiling water! That’s not just crowd control, that’s evil. Iran and China have the same disregard for human life and human rights. Omama thinks he can have a conversation with bad guys, he is wrong.
M<ost of rhe Basij and secret police, so far, have only used hand to hand combat weapons. Such as batons, iron bars, knives, chains and razor knives, and of course twae gas. not many firearms, but used from the middle of a bunch of anti-riot troops of in ambush. So there’s not been a large amount of weapons to seize from troops, even when some of them get overwhelmed...so far.
Take two water balloons and some two-part instant foam insulation. You can get it from a hardware store. Fill one balloon with part A of the insulation mix, and the other balloon with part B. When they are both thrown at the target they pop, mix and foam. You throw them at the vehicle’s radiator. It will foam into the radiator and harden.
Another approach is to throw a bag of flour into the air intake. It will clog the air intake and the motor will die right away.
Laser pointers can also wreak havoc with the armed escorts, blinding them either temporarily or permanently depending on the wavelength/color.
“It will clog the air intake and the motor will die right away.”
I meant it will clog the air filter.
Just create the challenge for the mechanics at a professional racing garage and the possibilities are endless. The expanding foam idea has possibilities but it needs to be mixed more than just a surface meeting to make it expand in bulk. The paint ball one is better because turning on the wipers actually make it worse. Just make sure it is an oil based paint.
Still, the potato in the tail pipe is a classic
DVD burners have high powered lasers in them. Blue ray ones have blue lasers that are very efficient in damaging vision. Thus there are laser options even if there are no laser pointers.
Another approach is to rig a collimated strobe that would flash in the direction of the military escorts, thus putting spots of temporary blindness in their field of vision. Do that a few times and they would not be able to shoot or drive. An overhead projector could be used in this way.
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