Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Houthi Rebels In Yemen Have Technical Trucks Armed To The Teeth

Warzone/The Drive: Houthi Rebels In Yemen Have Technical Trucks Armed With Vulcan Cannons

The fearsome combination looks like something out a post-apocalyptic action flick, but gives the group very real mobile firepower.

Technicals, a term typically applied to commercial pickup trucks or similar light wheeled vehicles with improvised weapon mounts, are common among both state security forces and non-state actors, especially in the Middle East. But few are as heavily armed as a type that Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen are employing, which packs a 20mm Vulcan cannon and looks like something one might expect to see in a new Mad Max movie.

Earlier in July 2018, images emerged on one of these vehicles, which appears to be based a heavily stripped down Toyota Hilux 4x4 pickup, engaged in operations against the elements of the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in the country or local forces they support in Lahij Governorate, which sits near the Gulf of Aden. In June 2018, forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemeni militia had launched a new offensive against the Houthis in the heavily contested port city of Hodeidah further to the north, which led to an increase in fighting in surrounding areas.

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WNU Editor: That is some impressive fire-power.


jimbrown said...

About 100 ammo technicals close behind.

Anonymous said...

Check the pillow in this picture. .if you do so much shooting that your butt starts to hurt from all that sitting ...:D

Aizino Smith said...
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Anonymous said...

I'd love to have one of those.

Unfortunately, with the ammo costs, I'd have to live in it.