Anti-Junta Forces Defend Against Myanmar Army Using Home-Built Weapons

This footage depicts Anti-Junta fighters in Myanmar, commonly termed "People's Defense Force" or PDF, defending their village near Yesagyo, Magway. While even the PDF-built weapons have become surprisingly finished and weapons bought abroad are common in this conflict, this unit seems to rely on much simpler gear to get the job done. Examples in this video include break-action shotguns and a wheeled artillery piece- "wheeled" herein meaning "carriage", as opposed to a technical.

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This footage depicts Anti-Junta fighters in Myanmar, commonly termed "People's Defense Force" or PDF, defending their village near Yesagyo, Magway. While even the PDF-built weapons have become surprisingly finished and weapons bought abroad are common in this conflict, this unit seems to rely on much simpler gear to get the job done. Examples in this video include break-action shotguns and a wheeled artillery piece- "wheeled" herein meaning "carriage", as opposed to a technical.

About the Author

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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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