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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
...and in these.





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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:23 AM UTC
Kurdish DIY MRAP-Vehicle.







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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:25 AM UTC
I wonder what we will see next ......

Maybe something like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgL4IvoR7tw

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:34 AM UTC
Tiger 1 reincarnation...?



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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:46 AM UTC
How is a tire and a sandbag going to stop a TOW 2
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 02:39 AM UTC
That huge truck right after the "Achzarit Late" is actually a car bomb. The Arabic caption says the guy pictured in front of it is the "hero" suicide bomber (scum) who has it rigged with 8 tons, they say, and drove it into some road block

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 02:59 AM UTC
Thanks, Hisham. What about the very first picture on this page?

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 03:27 AM UTC
On the top plate, that word on top is "Handassa" = Engineering

On the lower plate, it says "spoils of war by Hussein..." then it's not clear

On the back plate, it says "Danger"

Nothing that makes much sense

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 03:35 AM UTC

Quoted Text

That huge truck right after the "Achzarit Late" is actually a car bomb. The Arabic caption says the guy pictured in front of it is the "hero" suicide bomber (scum) who has it rigged with 8 tons, they say, and drove it into some road block

Hisham




I think read somewhere that the explosion was so powerful that the magnitude level was very high.
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 08:40 PM UTC
Combat engineering "IS Style" No.2.





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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 08:46 PM UTC
Combat engineering "Kurdish Style". You gotta give credit for creativity...

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:10 PM UTC
Is this...what I think it is...?



Yes. It is...



A sub-variant of the gas-tank mortar.





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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:22 PM UTC
Those armor plates are a bit too..."patchy"...?



A rivet-counter's dream. It's kinda cute though, isn't...?



A beautiful design spoiled by a crappy paint-job...or a beautiful paint-job spoiled by a crappy design...? I'm confused...Anyhow, it must be one of the coolest police cars around.








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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:26 PM UTC
Geeeez...I would make a better one in my backyard....and I don't even have a backyard. Another car bomb perhaps...?

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:34 PM UTC
Good ole' German engineering. Still going strong after 70 plus years...





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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:42 PM UTC
This one doesn't look like a field modification. Any ideas? (I think the picture was taken in Iraq).



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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC
This would make a pretty simple, but cool project. Note the improvised mud-camo.

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:50 PM UTC
It is a Russian TOS-A1 MRL.


Available from Trumpeter in 1/35.
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:53 PM UTC
Yes Sir, that's the one. Is that post-Saddam purchase?

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:57 PM UTC
If this one was on "Top-Gear", it would definitely go on the "Sub-Zero" wall. Look at those curves! The sliding windshield armor! The V-shaped MG armor plate! The camo came out pretty well too. Love it!



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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:12 PM UTC
"Flower Power" inspired conversion. Judging by those large gas bottles, could be a car bomb. Those palm trees remind me of the "Afrika Korps"...



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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:14 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Is that post-Saddam purchase?



Definitely...

"The TOS-1 was shown for the first time in public in 1999 in Omsk.

They were prominently used in the Battle of Grozny in 1999 by the Russian Army.

TOS-1As were first used in combat in Iraq in the recapture of Jurf Al Sakhar on October 24, 2014 from ISIL forces.

TOS-1 was used in Syria on October 10, 2015 by Syrian Army forces against rebel forces in Hama."
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:18 PM UTC
Thanks, Gino. Is it just me, or the second one in the background does seem to be a different variant?

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:24 PM UTC
That's the resupply vehicle
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:26 PM UTC
Thanks.