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    Post  George1 Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:58 pm

    On April 16, 2021, at the El Libertador de Palo Negro airbase (Aragua), a ceremony was held for the transfer of the first Mi-17V-5 helicopter to the 17th Special Operations Transport Air Group of the Venezuelan Air Force, which underwent overhaul. The overhaul was carried out with the assistance of the Belarusian special exporter Belspetsvneshtekhnika.

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    Post  JohninMK Sun May 30, 2021 10:26 pm

    Iran's navy seems to be stretching its legs Smile currently cruising down the east coast of Africa. Avoided Suez.

    With reminder photo


    Elijah J. Magnier
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    #US is monitoring an Iranian frigate & the Makran, a former oil tanker converted to a base, heading south along the east coast of Africa, and maybe heading to #Venezuela. The US is bullying the Venezuelan government (under heavy Us sanctions)if the two Iranian ships are welcomed.


    Much more at https://sputniknews.com/world/202105301083033825-us-reportedly-monitoring-iranian-warships-suggested-as-destined-for-venezuela-in-provocative-move/

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:56 pm

    How about this then, plus a mortar on the front? Not sure of the tactical application.

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    Rob Lee
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    Video of a Venezuelan modification of a French AMX-13 light tank with 6 106mm recoiled guns from a M50 Ontos and a M2 HMG. Have fun with the tinnitus fellas.
    https://t.me/Ugolok_Sitha/1


    https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1401597473769103372

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    Post  GarryB Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:07 am

    Interesting idea, but a recoilless rifle is a useful and cheap and accurate weapon against enemy light armour and ground targets, while a 50 cal HMG is a proven weapon and a mortar is a useful weapon too.

    The footage of it firing with troops next to it is interesting... I doubt it has troop transport capacity so I don't understand what those guys are doing next to the vehicle as it fires unless they are the crew and are going to jump up and reload after it has finished firing.

    If that is the case they will have ear plugs anyway.

    The location of the mortar is interesting and appears to imply it is used from the front deck of the vehicle... which would put any operating crew in the path of the roof mounted weapons.

    I would think dismounting it first would make more sense... you generally need to dial in the sights and fire a few rounds before you can get hits on target with such weapons.

    I would think a permanent mount on another similar vehicle without the other weapons that carried mortar bombs and recoilless rockets that could be used with this vehicle to support it and carry reloads would make more sense.
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    Post  George1 Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:06 pm

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    Post  slasher Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:04 am

    Some modern Russian military hardware on display. Good to see the results of the military partnership between the two states on show, but more than that hope Russia supports Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution economically to their mutual benefit and not let it fall to American imperialism.

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