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Old 04-22-2011, 08:15 PM
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I'd love the rebels to win, but any rebel group that can't "liberate" an airfield, tank depot, or armory (esprecialy the armory) in the first day deserves to lose. They don't have to hold the place, just take what you can and wreck the rest.
The rebels did liberate the airfields, tank depots and major armories in Benghazi and Tobruk by early March. The problem is that these airfields, armories and depots had the older, more obsolete equipment (a by-product of Gadhaffi's favoritism of western Libya and the concentration of his best military units around Tripoli), which put them at a disadvantage in terms of firepower from the start.

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Carl Gustav:

AK-103s (turns out Venezuela supplied 10,000 of them to Gadhaffi in recent months)

Improvised rocket launcher using a Soviet 57mm rocket pod:



Also, here is a video of the rebels firing MILAN ATGMs (supposedly supplied by Qatar):
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=91f_1303333102

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That jury rigged pod rocket gun is FREAKING AWESOME.
I have a feeling that's just forced perspective.

But I love that they took the time to decorate the pod.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:56 AM
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Hey markost, where u finding these? There pretty good pics.
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Improvised rocket launcher using a Soviet 57mm rocket pod:
Words cannot describe the awesomeness.
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Improvised rocket launcher using a Soviet 57mm rocket pod

It kind of looks like someone is manning a DShK and it's placed behind the rocket pod at such an angle that they look like one super awesome weapon. I could be wrong though. But where the two connect, the field of view is off and how would you modify the firing system for the rockets with the original receiver of a DShK?
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Hey markost, where u finding these? There pretty good pics.
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...tos-and-Videos

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But where the two connect, the field of view is off and how would you modify the firing system for the rockets with the original receiver of a DShK?
I dont think they are connected, it would be kinda hard to aim with that thing since they´re using tripods.
And look at the wires under the pod, I´m pretty sure they´re using the truck´s battery for firing them. So if you´re going to use the receiver, its simple: replace the trigger with a simple electric switch and that´s all. And dont forget to protect yourself from the rocket blast.
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It looks like they're using a car jack to adjust the elevation.
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http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/9093/800xk.jpg

Now THAT is a cool shot.
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The truck's all covered in soot, I bet it's from firing the rockets.
If anyone was standing behind that thing when it went off, they'd probably get roasted.
edit: Here's an Indian air force demo of 57mm rockets. Not gigantic back blast, but I still wouldn't want to be standing near one of those when it went off.

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