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Craft "Islamic State": gunboat from Libya

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The network has a photo of the "vintage" BTR-60PB, converted into a cannon. Alteration consists in removing the wheels and building the hull of the boat around the whole machine.



If you take the available photos as a basis, then the finished case will look something like this:


The BTR-60PB armored personnel carrier, developed in the 60s of the last century, has a crew of two people and eight paratroopers. The turret is equipped with a 14,7-mm machine gun and an auxiliary 7,56-mm machine gun paired with it. The all-welded hull is made of armor steel 5-7 mm thick, the maximum thickness of the front of the tower is 10 mm.



Although the original BTR-60PB is floating with a mounted water cannon in the stern (visible in the photo below), the redesign most likely consists in building a boat hull around the rear of the armored personnel carrier. It is possible that the engine of this BTR is out of service and that an outboard outboard motor will be installed. It will be less secure than its own BTR engine, but this is more practical.



Work on the alteration is presumably carried out at a cement plant between the cities of Derna and Martuba, 250 km east of Benghazi. Recent satellite images of the plant, made in February of this year, confirm this theory and demonstrate the presence of this armored personnel carrier there.





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  1. zyablik.olga
    zyablik.olga 17 May 2016 07: 16
    +15
    It is clear that the article is translated, but still, even to me, a girl is hurt:
    Installed in the turret 14,7-mm machine gun and auxiliary 7,56-mm machine gun.
  2. Nikitka
    Nikitka 17 May 2016 07: 20
    +2
    Mdaaa .... I wonder how long IT will float, and even if it does, then at what speed.
    Provided that with the original engine, the water speed is 4-5 km / h.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 17 May 2016 07: 45
      +2
      Well, an armored personnel carrier, and so it sailed not bad, but then all the gearboxes will be removed and the displacement will be increased, so swimming will be a fact, but the big question is how to go.
      1. brom
        brom 17 May 2016 20: 06
        0
        If he increase the displacement - he will drown. Do not confuse displacement with positive buoyancy.
      2. Mama_Cholli
        Mama_Cholli 18 May 2016 18: 35
        0
        Quote: cth; fyn
        Well, an armored personnel carrier, and so it sailed not bad, but then all the gearboxes will be removed and the displacement will be increased, so swimming will be a fact, but the big question is how to go.

        You probably meant not to go, but to walk ...
        1. cth; fyn
          cth; fyn 19 May 2016 18: 21
          0
          .If he increase the displacement - he will drown. Do not confuse displacement with positive buoyancy.

          .You probably meant not to go, but to walk ...

          Thanks to everyone for correcting the inaccuracies.
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  3. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 17 May 2016 07: 41
    +3
    Why not bomb if you know where?
    1. partizan86
      partizan86 17 May 2016 12: 17
      +4
      They themselves are wondering what will come of it :)) And then they will bomb it.
  4. nivander
    nivander 17 May 2016 07: 43
    +2
    creative vintage poor poor
  5. Stormtrooper
    Stormtrooper 17 May 2016 07: 50
    +6
    Hmm, but isn't the KPVT cartridge 14,5? And what kind of caliber is this strange 7.56?
  6. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 17 May 2016 07: 59
    0
    interesting idea. Thank you for the article.
  7. Cap.nemo58rus
    Cap.nemo58rus 17 May 2016 08: 28
    +1
    Well, u.r.o.d. .What is the meaning of this "battleship"? Protection from pistol bullets?
  8. Villiam wolf
    Villiam wolf 17 May 2016 09: 19
    0
    Fudge wink cunning!
  9. engy
    engy 17 May 2016 10: 33
    0
    It is possible that such alteration is associated with increased undulation of the sea. As far as I remember, APCs have limitations. Itself a water-jet according to its characteristics would give out up to 10 km / h, but I don’t even know with a screw like a new engine. Moreover, there are also restrictions on the number of revolutions of the screw, so that due to the revolutions you will not accelerate much. Although it can be compensated for by facilitating and reducing displacement and improving the streamlining of the hull.
    1. alatanas
      alatanas 17 May 2016 14: 42
      +1
      After certain revolutions, "cavitation" occurs, that is, the fluid boils and the thrust drops sharply.
  10. DenZ
    DenZ 17 May 2016 11: 05
    +1
    It seems that this vessel will feel confident only under sail.
    The engine resource on the armored personnel carrier is unlikely to allow serious sea voyages.
    The baboons didn’t intend to go to Tartus with this battleship
    1. The stranger
      The stranger 18 May 2016 04: 08
      +1
      And what about the resource, there are just engines from the Lawn. One is normal, and another is the same, but left-handed.
  11. Gray 43
    Gray 43 17 May 2016 11: 23
    +2
    We are waiting for the aircraft carrier! Soviet designers hardly imagined such a "modernization"
  12. Gray 43
    Gray 43 17 May 2016 11: 23
    0
    We are waiting for the aircraft carrier! Soviet designers hardly imagined such a "modernization"
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 17 May 2016 18: 04
      +1
      Quote: Gray 43
      Waiting for an aircraft carrier!

      Better a submarine. wassat
  13. Olfred
    Olfred 17 May 2016 11: 24
    +3
    norms, the ISSUE will have a fleet !!! laughing now the shaitans will also be engaged in piracy) but as for me, let these scum get into this basin and go to feed the fish, so to speak, human canned food for the inhabitants of the waters ... laughing hi
  14. 0255
    0255 17 May 2016 12: 43
    +1
    I wish ISIS in this APC only one thing - drown nafig, they deserved it with their actions am
  15. Marlen
    Marlen 17 May 2016 15: 16
    +1
    Directly some sort of gravitsap.
    1. Marsblade
      Marsblade 17 May 2016 20: 40
      +1
      Pepelats you mean probably. Gravitsap - this fuel was ...
  16. Marsblade
    Marsblade 17 May 2016 20: 35
    +1
    Apparently, he will swim faster than his native 4-5 km / h - there are no wheels, which means that the streamlining of the hull will increase significantly, perhaps even an order of magnitude. And since in water the bulk of the power plant’s power is spent on overcoming resistance, then, provided there are no protrusions on the body (wheels), it’s trough 10-15, or maybe I’ll gain 20 km / h.
  17. Grishka cat
    Grishka cat 17 May 2016 20: 47
    +1
    Not a gravitsap, but a pepelats!
  18. tundra
    tundra 17 May 2016 20: 55
    +1
    Quote: MarsBlade
    no wheels

    But we should leave it.
    Baboons on it would go out from under the water,
    attacking the ro ropeys beaches laughing
  19. Kaiten
    Kaiten 18 May 2016 11: 00
    +2
    it remains to install the boat oarlocks in the side loopholes of the armored personnel carrier and among the galleys this will be the most powerful model. you can shoot a remake of the movie "water world".
    1. The stranger
      The stranger 18 May 2016 13: 55
      +1
      E, my friend, you should not have said this publicly in time. This is pure patent pulls! :)
  20. Zloy ork
    Zloy ork 18 May 2016 16: 20
    0
    ,, far away, this vessel will float
  21. Monarchist
    Monarchist 26 May 2016 22: 21
    0
    Monarchist. I wonder what kind of a fig they mold this dreadnought? Maybe they really want to be present? This miracle of "engineering work" can only swim close to the shore, and this dreadnought can be countered like two fingers ...