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Sgt.Squarehead

The Car In Front.....

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From the fighting in Yemen, I bring you the 122mm howitzer portee:

 

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I often wanted one of those on the Riyadh ring road.....

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Which presumably means the Saudis are down an M163 somewhere .........

 

The larger gun on the Toyota isn't a 122.  Looking at the shell it's about a 105.  It's reminiscent of the upgraded US 105mm howitzer, which had a muzzle brake.

 

The effect of both weapons on the chassis is probably best imagined and not described .....  I wouldn't fire either of them off-axis: whoops, my pickup is on its side!

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21 minutes ago, Das Abteilung said:

The larger gun on the Toyota isn't a 122.  Looking at the shell it's about a 105.  It's reminiscent of the upgraded US 105mm howitzer, which had a muzzle brake.

I thought it was a D-30, but you are right.....I guess the Saudis are down an artillery piece too.  ;)

 

 

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It seems I got the wrong end of the stick with the two vehicles above.....Apparently they are aligned with the Saudis, fighting against the Houthis.  :blush:

 

How I mistook those fine fellows for a bunch raggedy-assed mountain outlaws like the Houthis I just can't understand.  :doh:

 

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I imagine they believed that being allied to or supported by the Saudis might work out better for them in equipment terms than the evidence suggests .....................

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Yeah, I'd imagine these weren't quite what they had in mind when MBS promised them a SPG and a SPAAG if they'd fight for him.....That'll learn 'em!  :wicked:

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On 7/13/2018 at 10:31 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

I often wanted one of those on the Riyadh ring road.....

I want one now for the M6

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