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Sunday, March 14, 2010
The new and improved "technicals" revealed in the streets of Somalia
The African conflict zone tactical-truck is famously armed with the rusty old Soviet DShK 12.7mm HMG (as seen on the movie "Blackhawk down"). With the backing of the US (here) , African Union (AU) troops can afford to put something better on their trucks in the fight to retake the Somali capital -- Type 88 HMG and Type 63 107mm MRL.
Nice and shinny -- the second-hand, recalled, Toyota Corolla of all tacticals.
Old School DShK, hmmmm yum. Can't have an insurgency without it.
Road patrol with the Type 88 armed Ugandan contingent in Mogadishu