Russian Victory Lap Train Filled with Curious Syrian Trophies (Pictures)

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Russia’s “Syria Train” is set to cease at dozens of cities in the nation to show off booty supposedly captured in the Middle East. (Pictures: Russian Ministry of Defense)

To commemorate their involvement in the Syrian Civil War, the Russian military has sent a particular train on a victory lap of sorts filled with fascinating battlefield bring-backs.

The 14-vehicle train is heavy with improvised fighting autos fielded by ISIS and numerous forces opposed to the Russian-backed Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad as nicely as a curious loot of little arms. Amongst the guns captured are FN FAL rifles and FN FALO squad automatic weapons, French MAT-49 submachine guns, UZIs, early M16s and even a handful of German StG 44 “Sturmgewehr” rifles that date back to WWII.

French MAT-49 smgs in Russian Syrian train

Even though Syria was a French colony from 1919 by way of 1946, the 9mm MAT-49 came soon after and had been purchased in the 1960s for use by Syrian particular operations units.

German STG44s and FALs in Russian Syrian train

The StGs likewise created it into Syria from East German stocks at in the course of the early 1960s and an complete warehouse complete of the classic rifles was discovered by rebels in 2015. As for the FAL and M16A1, they have been offered to several parties in the Sandbox for generations.

Russian Syrian train FN Mag mortars Uzi Steyr SMG GRAU-BPLA-ALYS9894-900-min

Note the FN MAG 58 machine gun, left, as nicely as the UZI and what appears like a Steyr MPi 69 sub gun on the wall

DIY drones and RPGs. Also, is that a homemade anti-material rifle to the proper?

Toyota_Land_Cruiser-min Russian Syrian train technical RPG Recoilless rifle

The staple of Middle Eastern military conflicts: the armed Toyota

Russian Syrian train Toyota Rocket technical

Mad Max wouldn’t touch Syria

Russian Syrian Train HMMWV-M1151

There is a Hummer someplace beneath there. ISIS reportedly captured big numbers of these from the Iraqi National forces

Russian Syrian Train HMMWV-M1151 2

Ditto

Russian Syrian Train Grand_Cherokee-ALYS9862-900-min

Anyone missing a Jeep Grand Cherokee that created it by way of the Money-four-Clunkers era?

RG-31 Nyala with armor plate and parts from a T-72 tank Russian Syria train

A South African RG-31 Nyala MRAP, with aftermarket components from a T-72

Syrian train T-55 russian 2

This tank began off as a T-55 about a half-century ago and now has morphed into its final aloha snackbar type

Syrian booty train Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation April 2019

The Russian government has mentioned at least 68,000 uniformed military personnel have served in Syria considering that 2015, with at least 112 killed as of late 2018.

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