can anyone ID this?

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

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    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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    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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    How do we know that the mystery vechicles are chinese?
     
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    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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    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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