(NSFW) Syrian Rebels Ambush Regime Soldiers With ATGM

This compilation, provided by Free Syrian forces, shows two ATGM strikes on regime soldiers as they transport materiel down a dirt path. More hauntingly, in both instances it shows the horrified scramble of men who have to know it's already too late but react anyway. The missile launcher appears to be a BGM-71 TOW, an American wire-guided system with a max speed of 278-320 meters per second. Minus the time it takes the human brain to perceive a threat and tell the body to start reacting, this leaves an incredibly small window to actually get away. It's fairly safe to assume these soldiers don't.


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This compilation, provided by Free Syrian forces, shows two ATGM strikes on regime soldiers as they transport materiel down a dirt path. More hauntingly, in both instances it shows the horrified scramble of men who have to know it's already too late but react anyway. The missile launcher appears to be a BGM-71 TOW, an American wire-guided system with a max speed of 278-320 meters per second. Minus the time it takes the human brain to perceive a threat and tell the body to start reacting, this leaves an incredibly small window to actually get away. It's fairly safe to assume these soldiers don't.


About the Author

Author's Photo

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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