Sunday, May 26, 2013

Central African Republic




Central African Republic



Central African Republic
Capital: Bangui





Many coups and coup attempts since independence.
Tribal society.

French Special Forces in the capital city, Bangui to back the weak regime from rebels.

Forces Armees Centrafricaines (FACA)
4,500 personnel

Air Force
l'Armee de l'Air

Aermacchi AL-60 utility aircraft (6-10)
C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (1)?
AS.350 Ecureuil helicopter (1)

Mi-8 helicopters (2)?




The Central African Republic is landlocked, but operates patrol boats along lakes and rivers.
Ubangi River.




Army
Armee de Terre
T-55 tanks (4)?
Ratel infantry fighting vehicles (18)
OT-90 Slovakian made infantry fighting vehicles (3)
VAB armored personnel carriers (10)
BTR-152 armored personnel carriers (4)
BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles (4)?
Ferret armored reconnaissance vehicles (32)?
Dongfeng CSK131 light armored vehicles.
Dongfeng EQ2050 utility vehicles. Chinese copy of the US HMMWV. 
ACMAT trucks (25)
Renault K380 trucks
Toyota Hilux pickup trucks

BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers (5)

M101 towed 105mm howitzers (10)

120 PM 43 120mm mortars?

BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles
Milan anti-tank guided missiles

RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
M40 recoilless guns (12)?

Browning M2HB machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
RPD machine guns
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
FN FAL assault rifles
G3 assault rifles
Uzi sub-machine guns

ZPU-4 anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-2 anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-1 anti-aircraft guns

Garde Republicaine (Republican Guard)
Presidential guard unit.


Gendarmerie



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