YPG fighter displays captured Turkish armored vehicle (vid)

Kurdish fighter belonging to the YPG group vows to stand ground in northern Syria as they display an armored Turkish vehicle in their possession.

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#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

source: Rudaw.net

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.