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Technicals : non-standard tactical vehicles from the great Toyota war to modern special forces / Leigh Neville ; illustrated by Peter Dennis.

By: Neville, Leigh [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New vanguard ; 257.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Publishing, 2018Copyright date: �2018Description: 48 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472822512 (paperback); 147282251X (paperback).Subject(s): Armored vehicles, Military | Vehicles, Military | Armored vehicles, Military | Vehicles, MilitaryDDC classification: 623.7475 Summary: Over the last 30 years, the 'technical' or armed pick-up truck has become arguably the most ubiquitous military land vehicle of modern warfare. Harking back to the armed Jeeps and Chevrolet trucks of the SAS and Long Range Desert Group in North Africa in World War II, the world's first insurgent technicals were those of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army in Algeria in the late 1970s, followed by the Chadian use of technical in the so-called Toyota War against Libya. Since then, technicals have seen use in Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as being used by Western and Russian Special Forces. Fully illustrated with commissioned artwork and providing rigorous analysis, this is the first history of how this deceptively simple fighting vehicle has been used and developed in conflicts worldwide.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Over the last 30 years, the "technical" or armed pick-up truck has become arguably the most ubiquitous military land vehicle of modern warfare.

Harking back to the armed Jeeps and Chevrolet trucks of the SAS and Long Range Desert Group in North Africa in World War II, the world's first insurgent technicals were those of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army in Algeria in the late 1970s, followed by the Chadian use of technical in the so-called Toyota War against Libya. Since then, technicals have seen use in Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, as well as being used by Western and Russian Special Forces.

Fully illustrated with commissioned artwork and providing rigorous analysis, this is the first history of how this deceptively simple fighting vehicle has been used and developed in conflicts worldwide.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Over the last 30 years, the 'technical' or armed pick-up truck has become arguably the most ubiquitous military land vehicle of modern warfare. Harking back to the armed Jeeps and Chevrolet trucks of the SAS and Long Range Desert Group in North Africa in World War II, the world's first insurgent technicals were those of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army in Algeria in the late 1970s, followed by the Chadian use of technical in the so-called Toyota War against Libya. Since then, technicals have seen use in Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as being used by Western and Russian Special Forces. Fully illustrated with commissioned artwork and providing rigorous analysis, this is the first history of how this deceptively simple fighting vehicle has been used and developed in conflicts worldwide.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 4)
  • Technical Mounted-Weapons Overview (p. 8)
  • Medium Machine Gun (MMG) and General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
  • Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
  • Anti-Aircraft Gun (AA)
  • Recoilless Rifle (RCL)
  • Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
  • Beirut (p. 12)
  • Africa (p. 15)
  • The Great Toyota War (p. 16)
  • Somalia (p. 20)
  • Chechnya and the Balkans (p. 24)
  • Afghanistan (p. 25)
  • Iraq (p. 28)
  • Libya (p. 33)
  • Syria (p. 36)
  • Non-Standard Tactical Vehicles (p. 40)
  • Bibliography (p. 47)
  • Index (p. 48)