In Video: Taliban Glad To Find Ballistic Missiles In Panjshir, But They Are Likely Useless

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The Taliban reportedly found elements of the Soviet-made 9K72 Elbrus short-range ballistic missile systems, including 8K-14 (R-17) missiles, in the Panjshir Valley.

The Elbrus complex was produced in the Soviet Union in 1962-1987 and was in service with a number of countries, including the Ministry of State Security of the Republic of Afghanistan. They were actively used during the war in Afghanistan and proved their effectiveness during the attacks on mujahideen’s fortifications.

Highly likely, the missiles found in Panjshir have long been out of order, as they are old and were stored in inadequate conditions for decades.

In Video: Taliban Glad To Find Ballistic Missiles In Panjshir, But They Are Likely Useless

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farbat

the problem of both pak and afg is that they are incompetent in this field and decades if not like in afghanistans case a century behind

Ahson

Make that 14 centuries behind……lol……jahel Afghani living in 600 AD camel jockey land……lol

YankeeGoHome

Unlike wonderfully modern Fireworshippers in Iran that still are unable to produce a single nuke

Robespierre

Nuclear weapons proliferation of 1950-60’s was very much state to state aided exercise of Cold War era. Both by technology transfers as direct gifts, and as covert thefts. China received from Soviets, Israel received from USA, etc. To do it entirely independently, in technological isolation, is a very difficult and dedicated task.

Last edited 1 month ago by Robespierre
Robespierre

US defeated themselves in Afghanistan-they invaded because the Neo-Con clique pushed them into it, then they had no idea what to do afterwards. The US military is tactically very strong but it seriously lacks strategic leadership.

Last edited 1 month ago by Robespierre
J Ramirez

But do you swallow?

farbat

atleast they got a look at what might hit them if they misbehave

World_Eye

That CEP of 450m is too much for these bombs tho, 1000kg warheads high explosive but, still, the CEP is too wide for accuracy, if the CEP was 150m they would do more damage of course but falling anywhere in CEP of 450m its too much, what if it falls at the end of the CEP range which is 450m it’s not going to touch the target tho that will be 450m far away.

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Thank you USA…

Tommy Lee

“The Elbrus complex was produced in the Soviet Union in 1962-1987 and is still in service with a number of countries, including the Ministry of State Security of the Republic of Afghanistan.”

What? There is no Republic of Afghanistan anymore, and while I may be wrong, I’m fairly sure that no organization by the name of “Ministry of State Security” existed within that state. SF, please do a better job of checking your facts.

Robespierre

The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan/later simply the Republic of Afghanistan existed from 1978-1992. Whilst the cited sentence from report is clumsy in use of mixed English language tenses, and skips out on the complexities of Afghan regime history, most readers can understand the context. That these missiles date from regime that was Soviet client and ally.

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Tommy Lee

“[T]he cited sentence from report is clumsy in use of mixed English language tenses…”

And because of that, the claim therein is false. This is a journalistic outlet, not the Bible. There should be no room for interpretation.

US & EU are Zion slaves

The fuking backward Sunnis don’t know how to use it or repair it, just like their kind in KSA, UAE, and Qatar.
Also, why would those backward fuks want weapons?

Doolderaz

They should bang those cone shaped objects with a hammer to see if it makes a noise. 🤣😂🤣😂🥳