Now that Gadhafi has been eliminated we thought we’d take a look back at NATO’s military campaign to support the Libyan rebels. As of this writing, NATO has conducted a total of 26,089 sorties, including 9,618 strike sorties against Gadhafi’s forces since March 31. Just yesterday, NATO jets conducted 16 strike missions and flew a total of […]
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Not all of the Libyan rebels’ weaponry was jerry-rigged DIY gear put together from whatever arms (or toys) the militia could find. For the first time we’re seeing that the rebels used a thoroughly 21st Century tool of war; the UAV. The Scout micro UAV, made by the Canadian firm Aeryon Labs, was used by […]
Happy weekend everybody. Check out these pics of what appears to be the latest in Libyan rebel weaponeering; a four-wheel ATV chassis with four rocket launchers mounted on top. At first glance, I was hoping this was a remotely controlled weapon system like these, but after looking at the image closely, I can’t see anything that […]
Here’s yet another great example of Libyan rebels DIY weaponry. This video shows “The Patriots of Misratah” firing what might be a UB-32 rocket launcher likely (salvaged from a Libyan air force helicopter) in the general direction of what we hope are Gadhafi’s forces. Enjoy.
Take a look at this video by Al Jazeera TV showing the Libyan rebels increasingly sophisticated ability to jerry-rig weapons. We see everything from machine guns scavenged from Gadhafi’s fighter planes mounted on pickup trucks to remotely fired guns slaved to targeting cameras. The wildest invention is a machine gun mounted on a remotely controlled […]