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Anti-RPG measures
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:54:07 PM »
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The PMC is getting creative about how to defend themselves against OPFOR RPGs

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU3NbOtgrRh/





« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 06:25:43 PM by adroth »

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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 10:53:35 PM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXQ79edNJfk&feature=youtu.be

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I believe this 2 photos are also shared in the old forum (Timawa.net)


Using tree logs to protect the driver from sniper fire and may also stop an RPG shell from hitting the armor. Photo taken from Philippines Defense Forces Forum


The Philippine Army's AIFV (aka YPR-765) with turret mounting a 25mm Oerlikon KBA auto cannon. Take note of the improvised wooden plank armor on the vehicle's sides. Photo taken from MaxDefense blog

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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 05:52:46 PM »
Back in 2007, the PMC also added tracks as additional protection

https://youtu.be/oBwlMfeECgM



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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 07:37:15 PM »
Other views of the anti-RPG measures








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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 07:52:15 PM »
Found a copy of the original RPG cage c/o of video from 9 years ago that was nicked from Manokski's site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjnzp5jUexM



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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 03:37:55 PM »
The LAV screen-grab above has another hit on its front, the slant armor somehow protected it. Time and time again have we seen RPGs in action against our tanks/IFVs shouldn't the Army or the PMC take this seriously? Marawi showed how urban fighting can be unforgiving but this is not new and we've seen this in the past and in other parts of the world. Syrian armored combat footage should be evaluated. As for technical details why not ask for assistance from US, Russia, hell even from China.


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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 10:51:29 PM »
Shared From DefensePH FB group:

These ISIS-Fighting Philippine Tanks Are Clad in DIY Wooden "Armor" | Popular Mechanics

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New pictures from the fighting between Philippine government forces and guerrillas aligned with the Islamic State show armored vehicles with ad hoc wood armor. The images of the Philippine Army Cadillac Gage V-150 armored car, circulated on Twitter, show it covered with discarded ammunition crates and salvaged wood. The wooden armor is supposed to protect it from man-portable anti-tank weaponsó another image showed a RPG-2 rocket-propelled anti-tank grenade launcher captured from ISIS troops.


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Via Twitter.

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Philippine Security Forces Search House to house in Marawi Clearance Operation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOTVw7AlRyQ&feature=youtu.be&t=34



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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 07:22:54 AM »
Back in 2007, the PMC also added tracks as additional protection

https://youtu.be/oBwlMfeECgM



Thanks also to sir saver111 @ PDFF for additional info  :)


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« Last Edit: June 14, 2017, 07:58:16 PM by Ayoshi »

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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 08:01:26 PM »
Why the Philippine Army Protect the Armored Vehicle with Wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzu1ysEQ2sQ


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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 10:19:35 PM »
From Funker530 - Combat Footage FB page via DefensePH group


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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 10:21:40 PM »
https://maps.southfront.org/us-special-forces-join-philippine-army-anti-isis-operations-marawi/


Using their V-300 Commando Fire Support Vehicle, the Philippine Marines patrol Barangay Saduc in Marawi City on June 6, 2017. Photo by Bbobby Lagsa/Rappler

From News5 FB Page


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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2017, 10:44:18 PM »
 ;D This is fast becoming a candidate in the humor section.

Our Armed Forces particularly the Army and Marines should do something about this and implement tangible solutions for our IFVs to be more survivable.


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Re: Anti-RPG measures
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 04:59:27 AM »
Any commercial off the shelf solutions (e.g RUAG SidePro, IBD Deisenroth AMAP, IMI Iron Wall) will not be affordable to deploy on a fleet wide basis for PA. However, some kind of a home-made basic slat armour could be designed and fitted on a as-needed basis.

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 08:11:14 AM »
;D This is fast becoming a candidate in the humor section.

What makes you say so? Its a MacGyverism no doubt, but the ingenius improvisation seems to be working.