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109033 No. 109033 ID: b6e91c
Pretend for some reason we can't steal tanks or something.
What kind of technicals can Americans come up with? Desert people manage to slap together some cool stuff so we should be able to do better.
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>> No. 109038 ID: 21a46d
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>Pretend for some reason we can't steal tanks or something.
You don't need to pretend that. It's a reality that you can't steal tanks. Same way you can't mount machine-guns on your truck. I guess you could go to anarchy nightmare places like Somalia or Syria to play with the technicals.

- Iraqi National Guard troops with a PK machine gun mounted on a Ford Ranger.
>> No. 109039 ID: 7bc924
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Iraqi National policemen from the 1st Battalion, 1st Mechanized Brigade maintain perimeter security during a mission to bring school supplies and toys to children in Al Furat, Iraq.

Dushka mounted on a truck is nice, but I would rather have the M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle in front of it. The M1117 ASV is an all-wheel drive armored vehicle manufactured by Cadillac Gage of Textron.
>> No. 109040 ID: c917a1
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An M-1117 armored security vehicle from 3rd Platoon, 546th Company, 385th MP Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, travels through a dry river bed near the town of Yaqubi in Sabari District, Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2007.
>> No. 109041 ID: d9f7f4
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Georgia National Guard - 278th MP Company's new ASVs
It may have been 98 degrees with a heat index of about 105 out on Fort Stewart’s Multi-Purpose Range Complex, but Christmas came early for 36 Soldiers of Augusta’s 278th Military Police Company and the Military Police Platoon belonging to Macon’s 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion who are the first to get their hands on 12 of the Georgia Army Guard’s new M1117 Armored Security Vehicles.
Manufactured by Textron Marine and Land Systems in New Orleans, the ASV is an armored wheeled vehicle equipped with a turret and armament system designed to meet the security mission requirements (i.e., quick reaction force, main supply route and convoy security) of the Military Police Corps. It is a 4-wheel-drive vehicle equipped with a 260 horsepower diesel engine, 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel independent suspension that offers a quality ride while providing superior mobility, agility and handling.

Sergeant 1st Class Meara Brown, non commissioned officer-in-charge of training for Decatur’s 170th MP Battalion – the 278th’s parent headquarters – said the battalion took possession of its nine vehicles on June11. The other three ASVs belong to Macon’s 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

These Georgia Soldiers, and 25 troops from elements of the Puerto Rico Army Guard’s 124th and 125th MP battalions, have already completed the better part of a week of operator and maintenance training.Now the Soldiers are out here getting familiarized with the vehicle’s weapons systems.

“I’m here to tell you, it’s like riding in an air-conditioned Cadillac,” said Sgt. James KleinHeinz, a team leader with the 278th’s 1st Platoon and the unit safety NCO. Patting the nose of his vehicle as it sat in the MPRC staging area, he added, “There’s just no comparison between it and the ride you have in a Humvee. It’s like day and night.” https://www.flickr.com/photos/ganatlguard/4733182397/in/photostream/
>> No. 109042 ID: 218cb4
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A Zil-131 cargo truck with a ZU-23-2 antiaircraft gun near the Kandahar International Airport in 2002.
>> No. 109043 ID: c917a1
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A DShK on a Volkswagen T2 Doka.
>> No. 109044 ID: 21a46d
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>> No. 109045 ID: 48ddd0
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A special-operations specific version of the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), known as the M1245, which is among the heavier, better protected vehicles available to American special operators.
>> No. 109046 ID: 48ddd0
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The sturdy Toyota Hilux makes for a nice technical.
>> No. 109047 ID: 48ddd0
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Toyota Tacoma pickup truck belonging to U.S. Army Special Forces. Afghanistan, March 2002.
>> No. 109048 ID: d9f7f4
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US AM General BRV-O (Blast Resistant Vehicle - Off road)
>> No. 109050 ID: 5ddd04
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>> No. 109056 ID: c917a1
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>> No. 109058 ID: 21a46d
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>> No. 109060 ID: d6e893
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US golf cart technical armed with M1919 machine-guns and a Barrett anti-tank rifle for Texas hog hunting.
>> No. 109061 ID: d6e893
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>> No. 109062 ID: 48ddd0
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US M65 280mm Atomic Cannon T-131 on a T-10 Heavy Artillery Transporter.
Serious technical.
>> No. 109063 ID: 5ddd04
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US Davy Crockett M388 120mm nuclear recoilless rifle on an M28 jeep mounted launcher.
>> No. 109064 ID: 21a46d
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US MGR-1 Honest John first US nuclear-capable surface-to-surface rocket in 1953.
Operational range was only 15.4 mi (24.8 km).
>> No. 109065 ID: c917a1
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US MGR-1 Honest John on an M139D launcher truck in the Nationaal Militair Museum.
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>> No. 109067 ID: 5ddd04
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The Russian nuclear technicals are more impressive.
Russian SS-25 'Sickle' ICBM on an RT-2PM Topol (Poplar) TEL. Rehearsal for the 2008 Moscow May Parade.
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Russian SS-27 'Sickle B' on RT-2PM2 (Topol-M)
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>> No. 109070 ID: d9f7f4
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How a Texas plumber's truck wound up in ISIS' hands
Texas plumber Mark Oberholtzer has had to contend with tough clogs in his business, but probably none so formidable as to require use of a Soviet-made anti-aircraft gun.
After a jihadi in Syria tweeted a photo of a 23 mm twin-barreled autocannon mounted on a truck Oberholtzer used to own, it was his muddied reputation that needed repair.
“When that photo got tweeted and then circulated across the world, you knew pretty well that if you needed to get some plumbing done with an anti-aircraft gun in the back of ... the truck, maybe you ought to call ‘Mark-1 Plumbing,’ which is not what he intended,” said Robert Wilonsky, digital managing editor for the Dallas Morning News
It would seem Oberholtzer’s truck made the same journey many potential jihadis from the US make to get to Syria — largely through Turkey.
Oberholtzer is suing a Houston car dealership where he traded in the truck in October 2013. He's seeking more than $1 million in damages after the 2005 Ford F-250, which sold at auction the following month, was shipped to Turkey with decals still affixed. The truck eventually ended up in Syria, where it was outfitted with an anti-aircraft gun and used in the country’s civil war.
The truck, emblazoned with the name and phone number of Oberholtzer’s business, was featured in a tweet Dec. 15, 2014. It was first tweeted by the extremist group Ansar al-Deen. The next day, the photo was used in the closing segment of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” It also happened to be the show’s final episode, pulling in almost 2.5 million viewers, the largest audience in the show’s history. https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-12-15/how-texas-plumbers-truck-wound-isis-hands
>> No. 109071 ID: d9f7f4
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Libyan militants with "Technicals" --- pick-up trucks armed with anti-aircraft guns (Tripoli, Lybia - April 2013) ZU-23 (23mm) and the one one the left is a ZPU-2 (14.5mm) AAG.
>> No. 109072 ID: d6e893
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Yemeni Rebel technical with Type 63 MLRS.
>> No. 109150 ID: 51b0a9
*Clicked reply to view*..

Look, not knowing how it is in other states...

I lived in the Southwest for ~25 years.

I'd worry less about the ones that own tanks, and worry more about the ones that own aircraft.

I know four people that have 1/1 MkXI Spits. Others have Hurris, etc.

A "civil War" would not be what some on the left would suppose.

Many many people "toward the right" have full access to ordinance that would make a SEAL team cringe. (105mm WP, anyone? I know two. That's what I know. I'd bet that is 1/100 of people who own large ordinance.

I'd bet that if shit went full retard, the sheer volume of vintage ordinance that came out of the woodwork would be amazing.
>> No. 109152 ID: ee9094
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Owning a Spitfire? Jealous!
Maintenance must be daunting, though. When they were made, if they survived a year, they fulfilled their purpose and were already obsolete to the new models being cranked out. 75 years later and people are still flying them?

- PL965 Spitfire Mk XI at the Southport Air Show 2013
>> No. 109153 ID: ee9094
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The Mark XI was essentially a Mark IX Spitfire interceptor modified for photographic reconnaissance with cameras, a more powerful engine and a larger oil tank in the nose. All guns and armor were removed and the fuel capacity was greatly increased; speed was the unarmed Mark XI's defense. A total of 471 Mark XIs were built between April 1943 and January 1946. Great Britain and its allies flew various photo-reconnaissance versions of the Spitfire with great success in all theaters during World War II.

A total of 20,351 Spitfires of all types were eventually built, plus 2,408 Seafires modified to operate from aircraft carriers.

The U.S. Army Air Forces' 14th Photographic Squadron of the 8th Air Force operated Spitfire Mark XIs from November 1943 to April 1945, flying hazardous long-range reconnaissance missions over mainland Europe. Placed on display in 1993, this aircraft is painted as a 14th Photographic Squadron Mark XI at Mount Farm airfield in England. https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196278/supermarine-spitfire-prxi/
>> No. 109154 ID: ee9094
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Engine: Rolls-Royce Merlin 61, 63 or 70 of 1,655 hp
Maximum speed: 422 mph
Cruising speed: 369 mph
Range: 1,360 miles
Ceiling: 40,000 ft.
Span: 36 ft. 10 in.
Length: 30 ft.
Height: 12 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 8,040 lbs. loaded
>> No. 109155 ID: ee9094
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Spitfires at the 2005 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT).
>> No. 109156 ID: ee9094
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And keeping the old Hurricane airworthy must be quite a challenge as well.
>> No. 109169 ID: 51b0a9

It was beautiful.
Not a reproduction. A Live, BoB Hurri.

Used to be at the Cave Creek airport.
>> No. 109184 ID: c2bd40
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Obligatory Tree-Post
>> No. 109270 ID: 0d01d8
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Some guys I spoke with who were in Iraq about 15 years back talked about the damnedest guntrucks, and hillbilly armor HMMWVs ("Mad Max cars") you can imagine. One of them swore that someone in his unit took the turret and 25mm autocannon off a wrecked Marine LAV25 and stuck them on top of a HMMWV but I don't find that very believable. That turret weighs just about as much as a HMMWV all by itself, doesn't it?

And now (supposedly) there are CROWS remote weapons kits that are off-the-shelf and bolt-on for HMMWVs that have laser rangefinders, ballistic computers that can be set up for the common weapons they get set up with (Mark 19s and Ma Deuce, mostly, I was told), and thermal imaging sights for the gunner.

This one's too neat-looking, in my opinion. Needs more spikes and razorwire welded to the front bumper, amirite guise?
>> No. 109288 ID: 50c3d0
>That turret weighs just about as much as a HMMWV all by itself, doesn't it?

I could maybe see it if they stripped off most of the armour.
>> No. 109296 ID: 793056
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Probs did something like this?
>> No. 109317 ID: 862a73
The bolt on CROWS systems are exactly as you described them. I hadn't heard of any LAV turrets being put onto a Humvee and I doubt that guy was telling you the truth. There isn't enough space to put that on there plus the wiring would be too much for a mechanic team to just drop everything else and get done correctly. I could see putting a 25mm on a Humvee and I've seen M134 miniguns put into Humvee turrets, but a full blown LAV turret?

There were some awesome frankentrucks out there in the early years of the war. Ive seen HEMTT and LMTV guntrucks that were so heavily armored and well built that they proved to be more useful than the purpose built APCs in our AO. For a while, we really thought the Army & Marines we're going to start putting them together in the states but they went with the MRAPs instead. Having played with both, I really preferred the frankentrucks.

At one point in Afghanistan, the local jingletrucks were being ambushed and robbed by insurgents so we decorated a small convoy of LMTVs with painted bedsheets and Christmas lights and started using those to draw out the attackers. They looked convincing at night and worked great.
>> No. 109496 ID: d68317
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Why is this thread not in /v/?
Come on, I need some company over there!
>> No. 109497 ID: d68317
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Also, have some Vietnam gun truck.
>> No. 109538 ID: 0c84a6
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