Turkey Deploys T-122 Sakarya and T-155 Firtina in Libya

Turkey was about to inflict a crushing defeat on the Haftar army.

According to al-monitor news, Turkey began to deploy its heavy weapons in Libya, in particular, the T-122 Sakarya multiple launch rocket launchers and the T-155 Firtina self-propelled guns, which can be used to strike at the positions of airborne forces and remote air bases where Russian combat aircraft are located in Libya, previously deployed from the Khmeimim air base in Syria.

Turkish C-130 transfer various military cargoes to Libya. Observers regularly record flights to this country of four-engine turboprop C-130 Hercules. According to last Wednesday, more than 10 flights have been counted. Turkey delivered 122-mm T-122 Sakarya. A column of just such combat vehicles was spotted the other day on the highway leading to Misurata, reports Russian newspaper сообщает.

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Indigenous T-122 rockets are available with HE-FRAG or cluster warheads which can contain either anti-personnel or anti-tank submunitions. Maximum range of fire with extended-range rockets is up to 75 km.

The T-155 Fırtına has a maximum firing range of 40 km, depending on the type of ammunition. It can reach a top speed of 66 km/h and has an operational range of 480 km.

T-155 Fırtına - Wikipedia
The T-155 Fırtına uses the subsystems of the K9 howitzer, including the South Korean designed 155/52 caliber gun system and automatic ammunition feeding mechanism.

According to analysts, the reason for the deployment multiple launch rocket systems and heavy field artillery to Libya is an attempt to destroy the air bases existing under the control of the LNA.

Since airfields are the most serious threat to the Government of National Unity, Turkish military, especially after the emergence of information that 14 combat aircraft were transferred to Libya, including the MiG-29, Su-35 and Su-24, which could make Turkey the first country that can destroy Su-35 fighters if the latter are actually located on air bases LNA.

Turkey previously destroyed Pantsir-S air defense missile system in Syria and Libya using Bayraktar TB2 drone.

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