Watching Arab governments collapse is always a nice opportunity to check out military hardware — particularly missiles. Libya’s collapse resulted in some pretty nice shots of its remaining Scud-B missiles.
Syria has yet to collapse and unleash images of wrecked Scuds and whatnot, but here is a tantalizing first hint.
On Twitter, @lalithadithya said “FSA claims to have captured a Syrian army missile base, notice multiple [TELs] snaking out of the base.”
The video is pretty shaky, but those sure do look like Scud TELs at 00:01, 00:36, 00:47, and 2:48. Earlier press reports describe the base as housing surface-to-air missiles (SAMs).
Another video seems to show mostly SA-2 SAMs. The film is so blurry – the cameraman isn’t exactly Kazuo Miyagawa — that I can’t really tell.
I haven’t seen a lot of pictures of Syrian equipment, so this is novel to me at least. No pictures yet of eiher the SS-21 or the Fateh 110.