BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Ashaq Asouri Agency media group has released a video showing an indigenous-built weapons system belonging to Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants in Syria’s southwestern desert (Badia al-Sham) region.
The weapon system is basically a T-62 tank turret incorporated onto the back of a large six-wheeler flatbed. It appears that the engine of another truck was also salvaged as a means to power the T-62 turret.
Based on the video shown, the tank-truck design appears to posses a range of fire support weapons including a 115-mm smoothbore cannon along with a 7.62-mm PKM co-axial machine gun, a 9M113 Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system and a Browning .50-cal heavy machine gun.
The weapon platform appears to require a crew of four men to operate, including three troops who are stationed within the T-62 turret and one driver.