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Interesting Syrian Armor Upgrades
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:41 PM UTC
Hand grenade vs. T-72.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nBc0ksZLHg

AT missile vs. BMP-1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYiPkmN-QQY

A BMP used as a car-bomb.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=901_1477697460

Some of the stuff showed in the thread in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSd14hi4-ms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BNUJx0HPj0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QzFzUVBLoI





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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 12:49 AM UTC
"Hezbollah" hardware in Syria.







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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:11 AM UTC
Great pics. What is the exact chassis the Hezzy SPG is using? It looks a lot like the SA-6 and the Straight Flush Radar, but not quite...
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:18 AM UTC

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Great pics. What is the exact chassis the Hezzy SPG is using? It looks a lot like the SA-6 and the Straight Flush Radar, but not quite...



Looks like an SA-6 "Kub" to me, but I might be wrong...

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:22 AM UTC
Its the SA-6 Kub, thx for the answer. I wonder if someone makes the gun in plastic.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:52 AM UTC
Every self-respecting (and life-loving...) tanker knows to change firing position as quickly as you can. That's the reason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSnxrIqgOpg

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 02:06 AM UTC
Tanks got hit by ATM's in Syria.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BojxIALX8YM&start=245&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBojxIALX8YM%26start%3D245&has_verified=1

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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 03:05 PM UTC

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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



http://spioenkop.blogspot.co.at/2015/08/the-islamic-state-going-diy-from_21.html?m=1
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 03:21 PM UTC
So looking at some on these it is no longer a what if or end of days thing be reality !
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 08:45 PM UTC

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The idea of the T-72 and BMP can be render a great building.



The BMP could be an easy "conversion"...




Łukasz Orczyc-Musiałek built that BMP and it can be seen in an issue of Abrams Squad (as well as a later issue of Steel Art I believe).

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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:09 PM UTC
these pictures of makeshift Armour are ridiculous...they look like the sort of thing you would see in mad-max.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 01:18 PM UTC
(De)stabilized Dushka.





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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 01:58 PM UTC
Errmm...what?! (towed variant)







Errmm...what?! (self-propelled variant)





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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 03:19 AM UTC

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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.












In the first photo of the tractor-tank,that photo was took during the wars in the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990's.
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 12:10 PM UTC

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In the first photo of the tractor-tank,that photo was took during the wars in the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990's.



Thanks for the correction, Jason!

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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 02:42 PM UTC

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(De)stabilized Dushka.







Dang dude, it's hard to beat this one for sure. Iol
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 08:26 PM UTC
If anyone wants to read a great piece on Hezbollah's new armor,check out misterxanlisis.com.That is a great article that can answer most anyone's questions.
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Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 03:42 PM UTC
Footage from a Free Syrian Army base camp...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inIHQun5GDQ

Rebel T62 in action in Aleppo...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHOX3uZRIJc

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Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 04:03 PM UTC
"Tow" vs. T-90.

http://defense-update.com/20160227_tow_vs_shtora.html
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:32 PM UTC
Ingenious design: four freely spinning wheels for high mobility and vast space for ammo storage. Well done!





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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:18 PM UTC

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Footage from a Free Syrian Army base camp...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inIHQun5GDQ

Rebel T62 in action in Aleppo...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHOX3uZRIJc




I like the T-62 with the .50 on the roof and some sort of armored shield.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:32 PM UTC
I read many comments when MENG released their T-90 with LED lighted shtora that you would NEVER be able to see their glow. I guess the video above is wrong?

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 06:06 AM UTC

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I read many comments when MENG released their T-90 with LED lighted shtora that you would NEVER be able to see their glow. I guess the video above is wrong?

Regards

Eric




No, it is not.
It's just that the video is filmed through the lens of a camera, which is sensitive to the IR wave length, while the "naked" human eye isn't.
AFAIK, Shtora emitters work on a 8-12 micron wavelength, and visible light wavelengths are from 400 to 700 nanometers (1 micron equals 1000 nanometers).
I may stand corrected, but this is what physics says.
I guess the only way to be sure about the matter of active Shtora emitters being visible or not is to actually see them working, or asking someone who did...
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:31 AM UTC

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Those armor plates are a bit too..."patchy"...?







As said this one has nothing to do with Syria...it is taken in Croatia in 1991.
For those less familiar there was arround 300 such improvised vehicles (modified trucks, excavators, old army surplus vehicles..etc.) produced in Croatia in summer/fall 1991.
All shapes and sizes...very much alike what we see here.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 01:24 PM UTC
DIY APC with DIY RWS. The most realistic game ever...