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Old 10-24-2019, 09:25 PM
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The pickup captioned as a 2010 El Monstruo got some analysis after it was captured in 2011. Its armor was equivalent to B7 civilian armoring, which is roughly equivalent to 14.5mm of steel, or about AV 3 per FF&S; portions of it had 25mm of steel, or AV 5 (both AVs assume good steel; soft steel would be AV 2 or 4 respectively). Top speed was 40-50 km/h. The windshield was replaced by polycarbonate viewing ports, and the fixed turret at the top was for a sniper. It was estimated to carry 19-20 passengers in the rear, along with a caltrop dropper, oil slick sprayer, and smoke generator. It'd be good for protection against the sort of arms police and gangs are typically armed with, but a LAW or even an anti-materiel rifle or heavy machine gun would be bad news for the vehicle, let alone an actual tank.
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Old 03-23-2023, 04:14 PM
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An illustrated article on Soviet gun trucks in the USSR's Afghanistan war.


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Good stuff. I love dual ZSU-23-2 carriers of all types, cargo vehicles and MTLBs. I think the latter would be a great PC vehicle. The door kicker types can put themselves to the hazard by manning the gun. REMFs can shelter inside the armor, hoping for the best and absorbing spall if things go south.
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Old 03-24-2023, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Raellus View Post
An illustrated article on Soviet gun trucks in the USSR's Afghanistan war.


I'm surprised - but should I really be? - to see the C-8 rocket launcher getting mounted on top of a BTR-turret on top of a truck. I first saw these launchers on technicals during the Libyan civil war. Always wondered, where they got the idea. Would be interesting to know, if there was some transfer of experience from former service members of the USSR armed forces.
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