ISIS et al anti-aircraft threat

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  1. Piper106

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    Has ISIS, Boko Haram, Taliban etc. made much use of heavy machine guns or automatic cannon for anti-aircraft protection?? Or do they mostly rely on shoulder fired anti-aircraft rockets for protection against air strikes???
     
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    #2 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Jan 3, 2016
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    No, the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan made use of many different kinds of anti aircraft weapons. Not just manpads.

    When I was in Iraq we not only had to worry about RPG's and Manpads (SA-7, SA-14 and SA-16), but also had to contend with truck mounted 20 mm anti aircraft guns and other AA guns. The insurgency had a ready access to former Iraqi military hardware and made use of it.

    They where also very inventive. They would take 5 or 6 artillery rounds (105 mm or 120 mm) and daisy chain them together and attempt to detonate them as we flew over them.
     
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    The insurgents, rebels or whatever they're calling themselves, have access to a variety of ordnance, but for the most part, lack the ability to use it effectively.

    Once in a while, they get lucky and find their target...but on the otherhand:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kEpd6UTJZM
     
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    Dear insurgents mam and dad, your son was killed today, his body can be found across the following map grid squares !
     
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