Libyan rebels improvised weapons

Over the past four months, Libyan rebels, whose units are composed of civilians and deserters of the government army, have been actively fighting against the supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, sometimes on their own, sometimes with the help of NATO aerial bombardments. Trying to arm themselves against mercenaries and a professional army, the rebels use everything that comes their way - from the one captured from the enemy. weapons and military equipment to anti-aircraft guns and rocket launchers in pick-up bodies. This issue contains photos of some do-it-yourself weapons used by Libyan rebels.

1. In a weapons workshop in Misrate, a Libyan volunteer installs a UB-32 launcher in the back of a pickup truck, May 28. The UB-32 grenade launcher, designed for Russian C-5 missiles, is usually mounted on airplanes. (Reuters / Zohra Bensemra)



2. An officer of the rebel army working with weapons seized from the army of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in the workshop of Benghazi. (Reuters / Mohammed Salem)


3. The Libyan rebel in an armored car in the territory seized from supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, after the rebels advanced a few kilometers in the direction of Zlitan, west of the city of Misrata. (Reuters / Zohra Bensemra)


4. Molotov cocktails in a box on the eve of the rebel battle with the government forces in Adzhdabiya. (MARCO LONGARI / AFP / Getty Images)


5. Anti-aircraft installations and other military equipment in a warehouse run by rebels in Benghazi. (Alessio Romenzi / AFP / Getty Images)


6. The rebel lays out weapons and ammunition in the storage at the military base in Ajdabiya. (Reuters / Goran Tomasevic)


7. The rocket in the box among the military equipment in the warehouse of the rebel army in Benghazi. (Alessio Romenzi / AFP / Getty Images)


8. Libyan rebel against the background of the explosion of a rocket on the road between Adzhdabiya and Brega. (AP Photo)


9. Workers are cleaning a rusty Grad rocket launcher in an armory and a military camp in Benghazi. (AP Photo / Ben Curtis)



10. Libyan tries to remove the cannon from the tank of the government forces of Muammar Gaddafi, which they plan to use, in the city of Misrata. (Reuters / Zohra Bensemra)


11. A Libyan rebel with a cigarette next to a multiply-charged rocket launcher in the back of a pickup truck, preparing for advancement, in the desert on the outskirts of Ajdabiya. (AP Photo / Ben Curtis)


12. Rebel volunteer Ramzi Elshiebi pulls parts from a mine while collecting homemade bombs in Benghazi. (AP Photo / Rodrigo Abd)


13. The rebels launch rockets against the government army of Muammar Gaddafi on the front line at the western entrance to Ajdabiya. (Reuters / Amr Abdallah Dalsh)


14. The rebels are repairing weapons seized from Muammar Gaddafi’s troops in the Benghazi workshop. (Reuters / Esam Al-Fetori)


15. Libyans remove rust from ammunition in the western Libyan city of Misrata. (Reuters / Zohra Bensemra)


16. A rebel with rocket-propelled grenades from an armored personnel carrier of the army of Muammar Gaddafi on the outskirts of the city of Zlitan to the west of Misrata. (Reuters / Abdelkader Belhessin)


17. The rebel cuts the metal from the destroyed Gaddafi tank tank near the control point in Ajdabiya. Metal plates reinforce rebels armored personnel carriers in battles. (AP Photo / Rodrigo Abd)


18. Libyan rebels shoot back from the fighter Muammar Gaddafi at the entrance to the oil-rich city of Ras Lanuf. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images)


19. Rebel army officers repair weapons confiscated from the army of Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi. (Reuters / Mohammed Salem)


20. Libyan rebels add an aluminum ring to the used grenade launcher, which will be supplied with explosives and used a second time, in the Misrata workshop. (Reuters / Zohra Bensemra)


21. Libyan rebel with a rocket-propelled grenade after adding explosives in a workshop in Misrat. (Reuters / Zohra Bensemra)


22. Rebel with weapons taken from the enemy in the workshop of Benghazi. (Reuters / Esam Al-Fetori)


23. Workers inspect made in Russia multiply charged rocket launcher UB-32, which is usually installed in the back of a truck, in a training camp in Benghazi. (AP Photo / Ben Curtis)


24. The rebel in front of the car gives orders to his comrades on the front lines in 25 km west of Misrata. (AP Photo / Rodrigo Abd)


25. Libyan rebel with a grenade launcher, which he took from supporters of Muammar Gaddafi on the front line Misrata. (Reuters / Zohra Bensemra)


26. The rebels establish the former weapons of the troops of Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi. (Reuters / Mohammed Salem)


27. A rebel in Daphnia is repairing a recoilless grenade launcher during serious clashes between government forces and rebel troops in Daphnia, 40 km west of Misrata. (AP Photo / Hassan Ammar)


28. The rebels load a container with UB-32 rockets on the front line of the western entrance to the city of Ajdabiya. (Reuters / Amr Abdallah Dalsh)


29. Libyan rebels on a truck with a grenade launcher, which they removed from the Russian military helicopter near the forward positions at Bragi. The wire leads to the battery and the trigger mechanism. (Chris Hondros / Getty Images)


30. The caravan of Libyan rebels at the western gate to Ajdabiya. (AP Photo / Nasser Nasser)


31. Libyan volunteers collect weapons taken from Gaddafi’s troops in Misrat. (Reuters / Zohra Bensemra)


32. Rebels in training in Giminis. (Reuters / Mohammed Salem)


33. The rebel at the pickup, turned into an armored personnel carrier, on the front line in Misrata. (AP Photo / Rodrigo Abd)


34. The rebel on the machine gun in the back of a pickup truck on the front line of fire between the warring parties in Misrata. (AP Photo / Rodrigo Abd)
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