The Finns are Back!

Peacekeeping equipment leaves for UN Lebanon mission

22.04.2012 14:12

A ship bearing vehicles and equipment for Finnish participation in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), left the port of Rauma in south west Finland early Sunday morning.

The vessel, which is bound for Beirut, was loaded Saturday with armoured personnel carriers and other equipment.

The vessel reportedly left on schedule shortly after midnight Saturday night.

Altogether some 50 armoured personnel carriers or trailers and 55 containers containing equipment were loaded for the three-week trip to Beirut.

An advance group of peacekeepers will leave for Lebanon in one week, while the main group of about 177 Finnish peacekeepers will deploy in mid-May.

The peacekeepers will form part of a battalion under Irish command and will be stationed in southern Lebanon.

FINNBATT Sisu Patria Pasi XA-185 APC, Sisu E13TP 8x8 trucks and Sisu E11T 8x8 trucks with armored cab ready to be shipped to Lebanon.

FINNBATT Mercedes-Benz G series in waiting.

Source: yle

Beirut Model Show 2012

If you are in Lebanon or around don’t miss the Beirut Model Show held on the 28th and 29th of April at Beirut’s Downtown. The show is organized by Elite Group Lebanon with the collaboration of SteelMasters magazine contributor Emilien Pépin. The latest techniques of airbrush painting, weathering and other modelling skills will be presented at the show by ‘El Diablo’ Emilien Pépin himself. The show will also include a model competition with notorious people in the judging jury such as Gilles Pfeiffer from Blast Models and Samer Kassis from Elite Group Lebanon.

 

 

 

More infos available on the facebook page of Hobby Shop Lebanon

More on ‘El Diablo’ Emilien Pépin on his blog.

Kuwait National Day Parade 2011 (4): M113 & Co

Kuwaiti Army M113 APCs.

A close up of the Kuwaiti Army M113 APCs.

A Kuwaiti Army M577.

Royal Bahraini Army M113 APCs.

Royal Bahraini Army M113 APCs.

Royal Saudi Land Force FNSS M113A300 APCs.

A close up of the Royal Saudi Land Force FNSS M113A300 APCs.

Royal Saudi Land Force FNSS ACV-19 IFVs.

A Royal Saudi Land Force FNSS ACV-19 IFV.

A close up of the Royal Saudi Land Force FNSS ACV-19 IFV.

Photo Credits: Snapper Q8

Kuwait National Day Parade 2011 (1): HMMWV

Some photos lately found on the net of the  Kuwait National Day Parade held on February 26, 2011. This military parade marked Kuwait’s 50th anniversary of independence and the 20th year of liberation. Units from the Kuwaiti naval and the special forces, the Coast Guard and Army as well as naval and air force units from the Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and American forces took part in the parade.

The first part will display HMMWV vehicles from the Kuwaiti Armed Forces:

A Kuwaiti Army M1025A2 HMMWV.

Kuwaiti Army M1036 TOW Missile Carrier HMMWVs.

A Kuwaiti Army Special Forces M1113 HMMWV.

More Kuwaiti Army Special Forces M1113 HMMWVs.

A Kuwaiti Army Special Forces M1113 HMMWVs.

Kuwait National Guard M1151 HMMWVs.

A Kuwaiti Army Military Police M1025A2 HMMWV.

Kuwaiti Army Military Police M1123 HMMWVs.

Another set of Kuwaiti Army Military Police M1123 HMMWVs.

Kuwaiti Police M1025A2 HMMWVs.

A Kuwaiti Police Hummer H1.

Another view of the Kuwaiti Police Hummer H1.

Photo Credits: Snapper Q8