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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Report: Hamas fired Chinese-made rockets into Israel

I wonder how these got into Gaza. Hamas has reportedly fired Chinese WS-1E rockets during the most recent operation (Hat Tip: Sunlight).
These and various types of Iranian-made Qassem rockets were identified as the main types that were fired from Gaza, according to the German magazine Der Spiegel.
The WS-1E (Weishi-1E or the Guardian-1E) artillery rockets are 122-mm in diameter and have a 45-pound warhead.
They have a range of 45 kilometers, or 28 miles.
Because launch vehicle is bulky, Israeli defense officials were intrigued as to how the weapons were transported into the highly monitored Gaza.
They were probably transported in parts via the smuggling tunnels, unless, of course, the Egyptians let them in.

Hmmm.

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1 Comments:

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Again, Israel has to make a HUGE deal about this. Why? Because they are military rockets deployed on massive trucks. They aren't homebuilt bombs. Even if the rockets are separated from their launcher and deployed on jerry-rigged trucks they still have to be on large platforms. The rockets would easily torch anyone standing around them when they launched.

 

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