Al-Qaeda Terrorists Shell Syrian Army Positions With New Improvised Truck-Mounted Cannon (Photos, Video)

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Ansar al-Tawhid, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Greater Idlib, announced on July 12 that its fighters had shelled several Syrian Army (SAA) positions near Abu Duhur airbase in southeastern Idlib with a new cannon, dubbed “Ansar-1.”

Photos of the supposedly local cannon reveal that it is a Soviet-made U-5TS 115mm smoothbore tank gun mounted on a Ural-4320 6×6 truck.

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Shell Syrian Army Positions With New Improvised Truck-Mounted Cannon (Photos, Video)

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The U-5TS, which has an effective range of around 2,000m, is the main gun of the T-62 battle tank. Ansar al-Tawhid’s terrorists likely salvaged the gun from a heavily damaged T-62.

On July 14, the terrorist group released a short video of its improvised cannon in action. The video shows the cannon’s strong recoil, which could lead to significant decrease in accuracy.

Ansar al-Tawhid is a part of the so called “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room, a coalition of al-Qaeda-affiliated factions. The coalition attacks SAA positions around Greater Idlib on a regular basis.

The Ansar-1 improvised cannon is an example of how these terrorist groups are attempting to maximize their fire power with their very limited resources.

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Al-Qaeda Terrorists Shell Syrian Army Positions With New Improvised Truck-Mounted Cannon (Photos, Video)

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Al-Qaeda Terrorists Shell Syrian Army Positions With New Improvised Truck-Mounted Cannon (Photos, Video)

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Al-Qaeda Terrorists Shell Syrian Army Positions With New Improvised Truck-Mounted Cannon (Photos, Video)

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Al-Qaeda Terrorists Shell Syrian Army Positions With New Improvised Truck-Mounted Cannon (Photos, Video)

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SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

As much as I hate those Turk’s mercenary allies (aka “terrorists”), credit where credit is due, that is a pretty neat improvisation. Although the recoil could be reduced considerably with a good muzzle brake and a hydraulic recoil return.

National Pride

It doesn’t really take a lot of brainpower to bolt a gun to the back of a truck.

SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

I find the “technicals” interesting.

Dicksonrp

As a goyims serving US serviceman, it does not take a lot of brain to comment and move up the ranks in the US military

Bill Wilson

Since the cannon has no transverse, the crew can fire the gun with the transmission in neutral so the entire truck can absorb the recoil.

Eskandar Black

Nifty, its time for russians to up their game and supply some more kornets to the Syrian army, bring this monkey show to an end.

occupybacon

If they asked you from the beginning, the war was won by now.

Eskandar Black

What your point donkey balls?

occupybacon

Russians made a crucial mistake, not asking you to up their game and supply some more kornets to the Syrian army.

Eskandar Black

you should write Putin a letter, i am not interested in an internet bitch so bug someone else.

occupybacon

What do you mean, President Putin is a bitch?

Eskandar Black

No, i mean you are a bitch, and I am not interested in playing footsie with you so fuck off.

occupybacon

No I’m just curious about how you would win the war if you were the Russians

Eskandar Black

Yeah, but i don’t care about you

occupybacon

I know but you care on how Russians should use your master strategist mind to win the war

Eskandar Black

But your assumption is that anyone is interested in discussing my master strategies with you. off with you irrelevant one.

occupybacon

But the Russians are reading what you write here, it would be a great opportunity for them to be inspired by your brilliant ideas

Eskandar Black

But why are you involved in the Russians being inspired/uninspired by my comments? your contribution to me is the same as acne for a teenager. At best, you are an annoying pest, in the worst, you actually realize the effectiveness of large scale deployment of kornets would shred jihadists like a lawnmower on a football pitch but continue to post stupidity. So, other than your petulance, what do you bring to the conversation

occupybacon

I’m just cheering your strategic ideas in hope Putin is reading the comments

Eskandar Black

oh, well cheer silently.

occupybacon

Ok come with new ones

Eskandar Black

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occupybacon

What can I say, I’m a fan of military geniuses

John Wallace

Love their music.

1eeripsa

Kornet ATGM incoming soon…