Wednesday Weapons – Makeshift Weapons of Libya

There is a great gallery of hi-res photos of the makehsift weapons of the rebel forces in Libya. They have essentially cannibalised weapon systems of helicopters, tanks and APCs and adapted them to fit ont eh back of the Toyota pickup.

There are some really serious photos of people taking explosives from mines and re-arming RPGs….scary stuff. My favourite photo is the guy on an office chair firing a FN FAL 7.62mm assault rifle at a government jet.

There is a great shot of the FN F2000 captured from government forces.

The F2000 is a modular weapon system; its principal component is a compact 5.56x45mm NATO-caliber assault rifle configured in a bullpup layout. The F2000 is a selective fire weapon operating from a closed bolt.

The rifle consists of two main assemblies: the barreled receiver group and the frame, coupled together by means of an axis pin located above the trigger guard. The barrel group has an integral MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail used to mount optical sights. The frame or lower receiver contains the trigger group, the bolt and bolt carrier assembly, return mechanism and magazine well. A removable handguard is installed in front of the trigger which completes and encloses the trigger guard.

This one is the FN F2000 assault rifle, with telescope sight and 40mm FN EGLM grenade launcher. It looks like it has a sound moderator fitted as well. Libya purchased 367 F2000 rifles along with other assorted lethal and non-lethal weapon systems from FN Herstal in 2008, and deliveries commenced in 2009.

FN F2000 assault rifle, with telescope sight and 40mm FN EGLM grenade launcher




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  • Richard McGrath

    Whatever would the health and safety commissars say about photo 14?!

  • Paranormal

    Great photos, but OMG – look at all the Health and Safety violations. No goggles when grinding and on & on.

    We must send a support and rebuilding crew there immediately that includes a good number of H&S veterans. Please send them, the more we send the better…

  • jabba

    the biggest winner in all of these wars, and there are a few, are Toyoto, their 4WD’s and utes are everywhere

  • Gazzaw

    The news footage beats the hell out of those Toyota ‘bugger’ ads.

  • navyman

    those FN f2000’s are shit hot . light , almost no recoil and you can bowl over a beer can at 400m. nice.