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Tylerdurden
06-16-2011, 07:49 AM
For the past four months in Libya, rebel forces made up of civilians and army defectors have been waging battles against Muammar Qaddafi's armed forces, holding their own and sometimes advancing with the assistance of NATO air strikes. Scrambling to arm themselves against mercenaries and a professional army, rebels have been making use of everything they can -- from using captured weapons and munitions to rigging anti-aircraft guns and aircraft rocket launchers to the backs of civilian pickup trucks. Collected here are recent images of some of this weaponry used by the Libyan rebels. [34 photos (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/06/diy-weapons-of-the-libyan-rebels/100086/)]

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/06/diy-weapons-of-the-libyan-rebels/100086/

Waddie
06-16-2011, 08:24 AM
For the past four months in Libya, rebel forces made up of civilians and army defectors have been waging battles against Muammar Qaddafi's armed forces, holding their own and sometimes advancing with the assistance of NATO air strikes. Scrambling to arm themselves against mercenaries and a professional army, rebels have been making use of everything they can -- from using captured weapons and munitions to rigging anti-aircraft guns and aircraft rocket launchers to the backs of civilian pickup trucks. Collected here are recent images of some of this weaponry used by the Libyan rebels. [34 photos (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/06/diy-weapons-of-the-libyan-rebels/100086/)]

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/06/diy-weapons-of-the-libyan-rebels/100086/

Not just ANY pickup trucks, TD, but usually Toyota pickup trucks. My favorite brand of truck. They know what truck to choose when your life depends on it. Some of those trucks are ancient, but they still get them to the battle----and more importantly----gets them out of the battle even faster. Man, I'll bet those trucks are the cool diesel ones we aren't allowed to have here. (Big Brother, don't you know)

regards,
Waddie

Andrew Craig-Bennett
06-16-2011, 09:38 AM
A lot of those people are oilfield engineers and technicians...

Paul Pless
06-16-2011, 10:50 AM
i would kinda like one of these. . .

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/libyarebel061411/s_r32_RTR2MXJB.jpg

Paul Pless
06-16-2011, 10:51 AM
A lot of those people are oilfield engineers and technicians...after reading your post i would have expected more flame throwers