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I dont understand...the Chadians look pretty modern in term of hardware...
why the trouble with the rag-tag groups backed by Khartoum?

maybe you know more about this Dante..
..is it simply the Sudan factor which makes the rebels so powerful?
 

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I dont understand...the Chadians look pretty modern in term of hardware...
why the trouble with the rag-tag groups backed by Khartoum?

maybe you know more about this Dante..
..is it simply the Sudan factor which makes the rebels so powerful?
They don't really have the numbers. Only about 3-4 of those Hinds(the attack helos) are working. Overall, they've got a little under a dozen working aircraft operational and in combat service right now-a few of these are supposedly being piloted by mexican mercenaries, though it would appear that Chad has at least a couple of its own pilots.

The rag-tag groups are a pretty big issue. Remember that Khartoum isn't a joke-Sudan has it's own indigenous arms industry(something only a few nations in Africa have) and a fairly significant military overall. They've also got backing from China, which can in turn help indirectly to fund their endeavours(good or bad). That, and rebels aren't always easy to wipe out. It can be done, but even highly trained military forces(The US in Vietnam, Somalia, and even Iraq for a time, can be used as an example) can have trouble against less organized and well equipped but viscious guerrillas/rebels. It isn't easy no matter who you are.
 

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I dont understand...the Chadians look pretty modern in term of hardware...
why the trouble with the rag-tag groups backed by Khartoum?

maybe you know more about this Dante..
..is it simply the Sudan factor which makes the rebels so powerful?
The rebels are not rag tags groups.They were from inside the Deby regime.

The two big leader of the rebels, mahamat nouri and erdimi were in the chadian government, but they went out when deby changed the constitution to become a president for life.

Btw, Mahamat nouri is a general of the chadian army, and the rebels are moslty desertor from the army thats why they are so effiscient/

And the erdimi brothers are the nephew of Deby
 

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Yeah, current events can always be interesting. African conflicts are interesting(and often times under-researched, IMO) as well.
The reason why African conflicts are under reasearched by many defence enthusiasts (including myself) is the lack of any real modern equipment being at use. Conventional warfare as we know it is a very rare thing, yet in Africa we ussually see two opposing sides with poor equipment and training beating the hell out of each other.

Btw with Chinese and Belorussian help Sudan is producing its own indigenous tanks and apc's.
 

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The rebels are not rag tags groups.They were from inside the Deby regime.

The two big leader of the rebels, mahamat nouri and erdimi were in the chadian government, but they went out when deby changed the constitution to become a president for life.

Btw, Mahamat nouri is a general of the chadian army, and the rebels are moslty desertor from the army thats why they are so effiscient/

And the erdimi brothers are the nephew of Deby
And this alone makes it quite a bit more complicated-these aren't even ordinary rebels, it would seem-they're government trained ones.
 

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The reason why African conflicts are under reasearched by many defence enthusiasts (including myself) is the lack of any real modern equipment being at use. Conventional warfare as we know it is a very rare thing, yet in Africa we ussually see two opposing sides with poor equipment and training beating the hell out of each other.
Yeah. it is still annoying though-it seems that almost every single major conflict in Africa is somewhat overlooked from an analysts perspective.

Btw with Chinese and Belorussian help Sudan is producing its own indigenous tanks and apc's.
Yeah, most of these tanks and APCs they are turning out are of chinese/russian origin, simply license built.
Its still an important step though-few African nations have any capability to produce these types of things on their own at all.
 

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Wonderful thread displaying military equipment, outfits as in camouflage, and military activity from the continent of Africa. A question, are there any images of Namibian and Botswanan forces ? I've never seen much imagery of militaries from these countries.
 

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Wonderful thread displaying military equipment, outfits as in camouflage, and military activity from the continent of Africa. A question, are there any images of Namibian and Botswanan forces ? I've never seen much imagery of militaries from these countries.
Stormshadow, here are the posts so far in this thread that have some Botswana stuff:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=14747783&postcount=209
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=13918498&postcount=9
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=13915427&postcount=3
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=14766226&postcount=211

And these are the posts I've made that have some Namibian pics:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=14287504&postcount=164
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=17987061&postcount=524
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=17943031&postcount=519
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=17943044&postcount=520

Shots of these particular militaries are rare indeed.
 

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Thanks a bunch!

I see that Namibia has a Mi-24 Hind and Mi-8 in service. Most definitely, many images of forces from certain nations are hard to come by, and B&N's forces are quite rare. It's very difficult to find imagery of these forces.
 

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Thanks a bunch!

I see that Namibia has a Mi-24 Hind and Mi-8 in service. Most definitely, many images of forces from certain nations are hard to come by, and B&N's forces are quite rare. It's very difficult to find imagery of these forces.
It's unfortunate. I wish they were as numerous as shots of the US/England are.

Oh well. You can't have them all.
 
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