Nope, it´s LARAF G.222
You can barely notice in the beginning of the video green roundel at the tail of the aircraft.
Any chance seeing a Lybian VZ77 Dana 152mm howitzer ?
Does anyone know where these are parked ? Have they been used by Gaddafi troops against rebels ?
They were not seen once since conflict started, not in loyalists, nor in rebel hands. I also heared nothing about its modernization or spare parts transfer from neither Czech or Slovak arms industry prior to conflict (as in case of LARAF L-39). My guess is that they were all retired after aquision of Italian Palmaria howitzers.
Not likely, DANAs are not in production since 80s.
http://www.military-today.com/artillery/dana.htmThe DANA 152-mm self-propelled gun-howitzer was developed in former Czechoslovakia. It was designed as an alternative for the Soviet 2S3 Akatsiya. Unlike many other howitzers of that period the DANA is based on a wheeled chassis. It's production commenced in 1981 and ceased in 1994 with over 750 units built.
http://articles.janes.com/articles/J...-Slovakia.htmlThe Dana 152 mm self-propelled gun-howitzer was developed in the late 1970s by ZTS to meet the operational requirements of the Czech Army for a highly mobile self-propelled artillery system.Dana is based on automotive components of the well-known Czech Tatra 815 VP 31 29265 8 × 8.1R truck which has a good demonstrated cross-country capability.Following trials with prototype systems, the Dana was accepted for service with the Czech Army and first production models were issued to the Kiev Artillery Battalion Jan Zizka of Trocnov based at Tabor, Southern Bohemia, in 1981.
afaik only ZST Dubnica nad Vahom was building them and maybe they announced end of production in 94 but I have no knowledge about one beeing build after 89 when arms industry entered crisis and decline. Slovakia retired them after development of Zuzana.
In any case, Dana and Palmaria were produced in 1980s and Libya had bought them at the same time.
Last edited by Yu1980; 06-18-2011 at 11:35 AM.
I found this one today!!!!
Lybian Rebelds explore the Occidental part of Lawania, Lybia. Credits AFP
Here we have a new one:
Epic Libya Woman
The Observer has gained exclusive access to thousands of do***ents which show how the Libyan leader gave orders for the torture, arrest and bombardment of his own people..][....Another do***ent, bearing the stamp of Gaddafi's Anti-Terrorism Committee – his inner circle of commanders – instructs forces to hunt down two wounded rebels who had fled to the neighbouring town of Zlitan, a clear violation of the guarantees of the Geneva conventions that demand protection for wounded combatants.In other words: If those papers get to the ICC Gadaffi is officially f***ed.To put it into perspective, consider that no significant international war crimes trial has ever found written instructions proving that atrocities were actually ordered.