Skip to comments.DIY Weapons of the Libyan Rebels (amazing photos of rebel weaponsmiths)
Posted on 06/20/2011 10:45:59 AM PDT by DCBryan1
For the past four months in Libya, rebel forces made up of civilians and army defectors have been waging battles against Muammar Qaddafi's armed forces, holding their own and sometimes advancing with the assistance of NATO air strikes. Scrambling to arm themselves against mercenaries and a professional army, rebels have been making use of everything they can -- from using captured weapons and munitions to rigging anti-aircraft guns and aircraft rocket launchers to the backs of civilian pickup trucks. Collected here are recent images of some of this weaponry used by the Libyan rebels.
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
arent’ many of these “rebels” former Al-Qaida?
Dang! They get all the cool toys!
That’s funny. I can totally hear it having dealt with a few Koreans myself. anyways, I wonder if they’re hitting anything with their rockets. It looks like they’re being used as an indirect fire weapon.
I’m absolutely 100% positive that every ARFCOMer who saw that last photo immeidately thought, “ammo fort”.
You can see the serial # on the bull pup S&W in the first photo. Would love to track that purchase!
Damn! I wish that last picture was my basement.
I always wondered who would be crazy enough to shell out for an FN F2000.
Looks like the nation of Toyota has gone to war.
That is an FNC2000.
AP Images can be problematic.
Check attribution before posting, thanks.
Just curious about "source?"
Ah, I just took a quick look at the logo and thought it was S&W.
#23 talks about a “Russian-made UB32 multiple rocket launcher” that has English writing all over it. Oops! Doesn’t look very Russian to me.
Self-ping for later review.
Regarding photo number 4...
Have a Coke and a smile.
Have a Pepsi and massive third degree burns.
I've been part of testing Army 2.75" rockets (called Hydra now) from static mounted pods. No way, Jose.
Rube Goldberg would be proud ...
His face and skin protection seems lacking for arc welding(That’s going to leave a mark) same for #17 and #27, well it will be ok, they won’t be able to see it.
Just wondering if 33 would stand up well to 32? Might be fun to try!
You familiar with the 101 Airborne's *Slammer* and *Slammer VI* experiments of the 1970s that mounted 6 Hydra pods on the old M151 Jeep? They'd put more fire and steel on target than either the 81mm mortar or 105 howitzer batteries then in use.
I'd reckon a HUMVEE could fit eight of the posds, maybe ten.
If you're interested, I could chase the info down. At the time, the old 4.2" mortar had just been withdrawn from service, and the 101 came up with a field expedient that was inexpensive, effective and organic to the division via the pods on their [then] Huey Cobras. So naturally, with no cushy project officer job for retired officers, they were ordered to cut it out [Carter years.]
Freepmail if interested.
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