Optics of the Libyan Conflict
Let me just say, off the bat, that whilst I am familiar with a few different types and models of modern combat optics, I am by no means an expert. That said, I have bumped into a few photos from the recent Libyan conflict that have raised an eyebrow, so I though I would collate […]
Update II: AK-103 Exports to Libya
By N.R. Jenzen-Jones I stumbled across the sole post on this almost vacant WordPress site this morning. It features photos which show close-up detail of an AK-103, apparently from Libya. These are the first photographs I have seen that show sufficient detail of the receiver to conclusively establish the provenance of the weapons in question. These […]
Update: AK-103 exports to Libya
by N.R. Jenzen-Jones As discussed in this earlier piece, Kalashnikov AK-103s have been sighted in the hands of both pro-Qadhafi forces, and the rebels/National Transitional Council in Libya recently. I had advanced a theory that the rifles had either been sent from Russia, as pre-production samples related to this arms deal, or been manufactured in […]
Jumping The Gun: what does the AK-100 series really mean for Libya’s rebels?
By N.R. Jenzen-Jones This post originally appeared on the Lowy Institute’s blog The Interpreter. Stephanie Koorey’s piece on Libyan weapon supplies falls short of investigating properly the origin of many of the small arms seen in Libyan rebels’ arsenals. The star of Koorey’s piece – an ‘AK-100 series’ rifle shown in this Al Jazeera video clip – leads […]