Skip to comments.Mexican Army finds 'Monsters' in Ciudad Camargo
Posted on 06/06/2011 3:15:02 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
The Mexican Army announced Sunday night the results of a raid at a warehouse that was being used as a makeshift machine shop by cartel members to build armored assault vehicles.
The raid took place Saturday in the Prolongación Gonzalez area in the city of Camargo, across from Rio Grande City, during a routine patrol where a military convoy came across the warehouse, according to a news release from the Mexican Army.
As a result of the raid, the Mexican military seized two dump trucks that had been heavily armored and modified to carry a squad of gunmen. The two trucks were painted black.
The military also seized two other dump trucks, 23 tractor-trailers, four backhoes, two trailers, seven load-bearing attachments for trailers, seven towing platforms, one tractor and some ammunition and magazines.
The military didnt report any confrontations or arrests.
The military didnt state which criminal organization the heavily armored trucks belonged to, but in other parts of Mexico, armed forces have found similar designs belonging to the Zetas, who typically call the vehicles Monsters.
The Monsters have been used by the Zetas in a number of firefights both against their rivals, the Gulf Cartel, and the Mexican military. The heavily armored vehicles vary in design, ranging from modified Ford F-350s to large tractor-trailers all armored in makeshift shops and painted black.
In one firefight last year, in rural northern Tamaulipas, the Gulf Cartel defeated a squad of Zetas who were using Monsters and after the fight spray-painted insults on them. Those Monsters were later found by authorities.
Thank you for today’s pings Swinney Switch.
Be REAL careful what you ask for around here....
Kilroy was here?
What round for this?
Nuke it from orbit - it's the only way to be sure.
It looks like a 60’s Lincoln (suicide doors).
Apache chow. Kibbles for a Warthog.
That’s pretty intimidating. I want to know what the armor quality is. It looks like its fulfilling an APC role If you could get a 7.62 AP round inside it without going through the other side, it would ricochet around inside and make the Zetas inside very unhappy. I think taking out one or both front tires would make it pretty non-mobile and a Barret .50 cal would probably turn it into swiss cheese but those are in short supply.
turn volume down if you don't like AC-DC (not the helicopter video)
Isn't a Lahti what Henry Bowman had? He had some kind of 20mm cannon.
Certainly not a '51 Chevy....
The United States Border Patrol is asking citizens to be on the lookout for a red, 1951 Chevy that they suspect is being used to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico into the U.S.
Solothurn S-18/1000. Both 20mm x 138mm belted caliber.
Comparison: Finnish Lahti l-39 Norsupyssy on the right, Solothurn S-18/1000 on the left.
Funny, the Mexicans seem to have plenty of them....
still nowhere near as common as small caliber rifles just like special forces soldiers are nowhere near as common as regular army and; furthermore, I wasn’t really thinking about them. I was thinking about those things crossing the border. I don’t really care what happens with them south of the border.
Thanks, that was nice finding a pic with both in it. I think it was ‘96 or ‘97 when I read the book. (where the heck did the time go?)
Pikers. You can do better than that.