ISIS, how you get so many Toyota Hilux pickups?
U.S. Treasury inquires about ISIS use of Toyota vehicles
Toyota Hilux pickups, an overseas model similar to the Toyota Tacoma, and Toyota Land Cruisers have become fixtures in videos of the ISIS campaign in Iraq, Syria and Libya, with their truck beds loaded with heavy weapons and cabs jammed with terrorists. The Iraqi Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily, told ABC News that in addition to re-purposing older trucks, his government believes ISIS has acquired “hundreds” of “brand new” Toyotas in recent years.
“This is a question we’ve been asking our neighbors,” Faily said. “How could these brand new trucks... these four wheel drives, hundreds of them -- where are they coming from?”
This was posted on tanknet back in April, I can't believe I missed it. I'm pretty sure this constitutes a grave crime against AFV decency and good taste. And why the glossy green paint?
BTR-60PB + M47M turret = "Aghareb" wheeled tank destroyer.
During time i watch for news from Syria/Iraq, i saw plenty of crazy, interesting or funny DIY/homemade weapons that IMO deserved separate topic.
Syrian 220 mm MLRS on pick-up chassis.
Truck with AA gun inside
Hell cannons (Syria):
Radicals also made a SPG with those hell cannons using unusual chassis...