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Armoured Trains Rumble Once More

From the Jamestown Foundation:

“A weapon thought by many to belong to military museums is making a return to active anti-insurgency operations in the North Caucasus: the armored train. First used for such purposes in the American Civil War, armored trains and the tactics associated with their use were most fully developed in the vast expanses of Russia, where they were used in large numbers in World War One, the Red-White Civil War of 1917-22 (including extensive operations in the Caucasus), the Second World War and the Sino-Soviet border conflict of the 1960’s. More recently, Russian armored trains were deployed to secure railway lines against Azeri nationalists during the 1990 Soviet military intervention in Baku. Now Russia’s defense ministry has announced the return of armored trains for use against Islamist insurgents in the North Caucasus”

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Categories: Caucasus, Russia
  1. March 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Dude. You mostly just post links to magazine articles on this blog; why don’t you instead post them on Twitter where a larger number of people would read them.

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