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British armored vehicles in the service of Syrian special forces

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The units of the special operations brigade "Tigers" of the Syrian Armed Forces, along with Russian equipment, use British-made armored vehicles for their needs, reports Messenger of Mordovia.

British armored vehicles in the service of Syrian special forces


We are talking about British Shortland armored cars of various modifications produced on the basis of Land Rover cars.

“The first versions of these armored vehicles began to be produced over 50 years ago and were delivered to more than 40 countries, including Syria, for police forces. The British used this technique to suppress unrest in Northern Ireland. The cars had a light booking (8 mm), which protected from bullets and shrapnel. The 7,62-mm machine gun was used as a weapon, ”the publication says.



In Syria, they are also actively used to restore order. But after local conflicts began to develop into a full-fledged civil war, the more serious military equipment came to replace the Shortland vehicles. In addition, much of the machines were lost during the clashes.

“In the end, the remaining Shortland were at the disposal of the ground forces and special forces of Syria. The armored cars of the Mk 4 modification were recently spotted near the Tigers' special-purpose brigade, the Bulletin writes.



Well, “in war, as you know, there is no surplus technology, and the envoys of Albion contribute to the fight against terrorism,” concludes the publication.
Photos used:
twitter.com/MathieuMoran, twitter.com/oryxspioenkop
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  1. kultiapin
    kultiapin 15 June 2016 09: 08
    +1
    Would put the Syrian cornfield 4x4. and they wouldn’t spend so much money and the factories would score orders.
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 15 June 2016 09: 17
      +2
      Go devils soak ....!
      1. Stalker.1977
        Stalker.1977 15 June 2016 10: 09
        +6
    2. Andrey K
      Andrey K 15 June 2016 09: 33
      +9
      ...We are talking about the British Shortland armored cars of various modifications made on the basis of Land Rover vehicles....
      The Syrians are armed with everything that was supplied and purchased officially and everything that happened for the "moderate and not so" opposition is illegal request
      With the same success, all "jihadmobiles" located there can be ranked as armored cars. They will just be based on Toyota, Mitsubishi, Rovers and others. hi
      After all, literally everything is put on pickups - from banal machine guns PC, DShK to KPVT. From commonplace AGS to LNG. From banal ATGMs of various modifications to multiple launch rocket systems. And all this is combat units. request
  2. Pavel1
    Pavel1 15 June 2016 09: 09
    +2
    what good can you say about these Britons? I remember the story of the delivery of Anglican "Saxons" ukram, when these armored cars, except on a flat path, could not pass anywhere else. The rovers themselves seem to be nothing, but in military performance it is not clear what they are.
    In general, the Angles for nothing have never given anything good to anyone.
    1. Andrey K
      Andrey K 15 June 2016 10: 00
      +7
      Quote: Paul1
      ... The car rovers themselves seem to be nothing, but in military performance it is not clear what they are.
      In general, the Angles, for nothing, never gave anything good to anyone ...

      Land Rover Defender has been used for decades in the IDF. There are colleagues from those places on the site, you need to redirect your question to them. They will accurately and accurately describe both the use of the Rovers and their capabilities. hi
      1. Mikado
        Mikado 15 June 2016 13: 35
        +1
        Quote: Andrey K
        Land Rover Defender has been used for decades in the IDF. There are colleagues from those places on the site, you need to redirect your question to them. They will accurately and accurately describe both the use of the Rovers and their capabilities. hi

        As far as I understand, Shortland was originally produced as a police armored car for use in Northern Ireland, already since 1965. And the Israelis really do make cars like that.
  3. Denis DV
    Denis DV 15 June 2016 09: 13
    +1
    "Is everything useful that got into battle?" laughing
  4. ovod84
    ovod84 15 June 2016 09: 16
    +1
    Hmm, I did not expect this news. Good luck to the tigers, well here to say.
  5. biron
    biron 15 June 2016 09: 33
    0
    yes in other matters, not technology plays a role, but the spirit and provot of the belligerent. drinks
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 15 June 2016 09: 40
      0
      Quote: biron
      yes in other matters, not technology plays a role, but the spirit and provot of the belligerent. drinks

      This is the point! hi
    2. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 15 June 2016 09: 44
      +3
      Quote: biron
      yes in other matters, not technology plays a role, but the spirit and provot of the belligerent.


      Say no. When, in addition to spirit and righteousness, a technique is added (albeit alterations such as Land Rovers). Fighting somehow more fun.
      By the way, "Rovers" are widely exploited in the same Australia, for example.
      1. wanderer_032
        wanderer_032 15 June 2016 10: 20
        +1
        Quote: Corsair0304
        By the way, "Rovers" are widely exploited in the same Australia, for example.


        These are the vehicles of the British armed forces. They were made by special order for the British SAS. Descendants of the legendary "Pink Panthers".

  6. Maxom75
    Maxom75 15 June 2016 09: 56
    +1
    Armored car? Rather, it is a trough ((And from what can it protect?
  7. Taygerus
    Taygerus 15 June 2016 10: 07
    +1
    for patrolling will go
  8. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 15 June 2016 10: 16
    +2
    We are talking about British Shortland armored cars of various modifications produced on the basis of Land Rover cars.

    These machines are as ancient as mammoths. They have remained there since the time of the British "administration".

    Detailed article on "Shortlands":

    http://modelist-konstruktor.com/bronekollekcziya/irlandskij-lend-rover-v-bronevo
    m-kostyume

    For those interested in military equipment.
  9. Altona
    Altona 15 June 2016 10: 21
    +1
    All British armored cars are usually such "masterpieces of design" that Saxon, that this is the miracle of Shortland in the photo. Looks like they do not keep normal engineers in this direction, or they have completely degraded. I understand they have both Bentley and Jaguar, but this does not change the ugliness of their armored vehicles.
  10. Lanista
    Lanista 15 June 2016 10: 55
    +1
    Fishlessness and cancer. Still better than a makeshift cart on the basis of a civilian pickup truck.
  11. faiver
    faiver 15 June 2016 14: 46
    +1
    What are you picking on? What other design masterpieces do you want from utilitarian police armored cars? in a kulak economy and a bug of cattle, normal cars with their pluses and minuses, like all the others, have already been in operation for half a century, so they correspond to the tasks set ...
    1. wanderer_032
      wanderer_032 15 June 2016 20: 17
      0
      By the way, these armored cars are extremely reliable and maintainable. So many years in operation, and everything is on the move. It's a Land Rover - whatever one may say.