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    can anyone ID this?

    Looks like anti-aircraft artillery with really large calibers...



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    Re: can anyone ID this?

    Looks more like a twin truck-mounted 120mm mortar, sort of a Chinese (?) AMOS.

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    Yeah. That is my first impression, too. Looks like AMOS.






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    now you mentioned it, it does look like a Chinese rip-off of the AMOS mortar system. Looks like a rough prototype design because I doubt the final product would be mounted on a truck like that

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    Re: can anyone ID this?

    This is just a guess but I saw those pictures show up towards the end of the Olympics. There's been a lot of stories about China seeding clouds to control the weather for the games. Maybe these were the guns used to fire the shells to seed the clouds.

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    Re: can anyone ID this?

    How do we know that the mystery vechicles are chinese?

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    Re: can anyone ID this?

    Quote Originally Posted by steven_master View Post
    How do we know that the mystery vechicles are chinese?
    easy, look at the license plate.

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    If it a weather control device, why they paint in camo colors? I see some wireing on the bottom of the tubes.

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    The caliber seems a bit wrong for cloud seeding. I think most cloud seeding artillery is under 100mm, while those look like 120mm mortars at a rough glance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaky View Post
    If it a weather control device, why they paint in camo colors? I see some wireing on the bottom of the tubes.
    Because weather modifying artillery belong to PAP.
    Considering that official report that more than one thousand rockets were fired to disperse clouds in Beijing then this should be just such a gun system.
    Makes no sense to be anything else as the system lacks basic firing control apparatus. Where is the elevation control?

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    Do you notice one thing that the truck should have very low cross country ability. So I thing the system is not designed for battle field service.
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    Re: can anyone ID this?

    Yes, it must be a test rig.

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    Sirens on a military vehicle? No insignia visible. Enlarged barrel could be for sound reduction.

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    Re: can anyone ID this?

    Quote Originally Posted by kw64 View Post
    easy, look at the license plate.

    You brought up a very good point. Looking at the initials of the Licence Plate which reads "军C" or "Military C" indicates the vhecile belongs to the General Logistics Department. However, since the licence plate is on the truck and not the trailer, it could mean that the cab belongs to the General Logistics Department.

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    I found here a link with the pictures.

    http://military.china.com/zh_cn/bbs2.../15055125.html

    The google translation is: "For the first time exposure our army mystical weapon"


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