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‘Mad Max’ style technicals have become a staple of Ukraine’s fight against Russia | Task and Purpose

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Due to the low cost of upkeep and manufacture, technicals may use the weapons they carry against any foe.

During Ukraine’s conflict with Russia, simple technology has become a regular sight on the battlefield. Typically, these vehicles are pickup trucks modified with armor and guns. THE MOST WANTED AUTOMOBILES ARE Mitsubishi L200, Ford Ranger, and Toyota Hilux. Destroyed Russian vehicles have also yielded drones, multiple rocket launchers, and machine guns: In Ukraine, the technicals provide the country’s defense forces with rapid and mobile firepower.

In the 1970s, France delivered roughly 400 Toyota Hiluxes equipped with weapons and anti-tank missiles to the Chadian military. Libya learned from this, and technicals became a powerful weapon in the succeeding Libyan Civil War and turmoil.

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/analysis/why-mad-max-style-technicals-have-become-a-staple-of-ukraines-fight-against-russia/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dfn-ebb

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