Kurdish fighter belonging to the YPG group vows to stand ground in northern Syria as they display an armored Turkish vehicle in their possession.
#Kurdish fighter belonging to the YPG group vows to stand ground in northern #Syria as they display armoured #Turkish vehicle in their possession
Gepostet von Rudaw English am Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2019
The vehicle seen seems to be a BMC Kirpi 4×4 MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Its armored hull provides protection against armor-piercing rounds and artillery shell splinters. Some vehicles have been fitted with cage armor for protection against RPG rounds.
The Kirpi features shock absorber seats and interior accessories, a GPS system, rear view camera, and automatic fire suppression system. It has five firing ports and four bulletproof windows on each side of the troop compartment.
It usually has a shielded position for the gunner on top of the roof, which can be operated manually and can rotate through 360 degrees. The vehicle can be armed with a 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine gun and is also available with remotely-controlled weapons stations.