Hundreds of missiles and dozens of tanks: Haftar's army discovered a treasure of Soviet military equipment


The Libyan National Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar was able to "revive" and bring into operation a large number of ballistic missiles to the OTRK R-17 ("Scud-B"), which were delivered to the North African country during the Soviet era.


The USSR delivered 200 Scud-B missiles to Libya. Currently, there are 100 R-17 in warehouses in the eastern part of the country.

- Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, a representative of the LNA, told the media on September 13, 2020.

He explained that "engineers and other specialists" had successfully repaired these missiles and now the combat capabilities of the LNA have increased dramatically. At the same time, he added that "in one of the abandoned underground arsenals under the ruins," 60 Soviet T-62 tanks were found, which had been in storage for decades, as well as other military property, including ammunition and fuel.

Opening the rusted gates, the LNA soldiers found dozens of T-62 tanks in excellent condition. They also found a large number of old-fashioned rocket launchers, mortars, small arms, a lot of ammunition and military equipment.

Note that LNA recently became the owner combat ship. Presumably, we are talking about the patrol boat of the project 1159-TP "Dolphin", which was returned to the move. He is now based in the port of Ras Lanuf. Before the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya had two such ships. At the same time, the Pentagon continues to strenuously seek out in Libya, Russian planes allegedly delivered by Moscow via Syria. For example, the other day the Americans are unsubstantiated statedthat in the last two months the Russians have lost two MiG-29s in Libya.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 15 September 2020 13: 41
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    It was not Russia that lost the MiGs - the United States lost, because there is nothing to look for what is not.
  2. GRF Offline
    GRF 15 September 2020 15: 42
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    And how many unopened treasures are stored in the snow-covered African land ...
    You can't write off old fighters, you see, they will remember something else useful ...
    1. g1washntwn Online
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 16 September 2020 06: 05
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      Gaddafi was thrifty. A lot of NATO weapons have been dug in there.