Russia’s New Weapon Against Armed Pickups: Gun Trucks
The National Interest -

Michael Peck


Not exactly stealth fighters, but they will do.

Armed pickup trucks, or “technicals,” have become the poor man’s tank.  

Across Africa and Central Asia, insurgents and warlords have found that a Toyota pickup can become a formidable weapon when armed with a machine gun, cannon or rocket launcher. They’re fast and nimble to swarm a bigger opponent like a tank, and far, far cheaper to buy and maintain than an armored vehicle. 

Fearing attacks by technicals in Central...

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