Yemen’s Houthi built crazy pickup with 30mm cannon
Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who are supported by Iran, crafted a new combat vehicle on Toyota Land Cruiser 79-series chassis equipped with a weapon turret of a Russian-made BTR-80A armoured personnel carrier. The crazy Land Cruiser Frankenstein features a weapon turret mounted with a quick-firing, dual-feed 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon and a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. The cannon has a muzzle velocity of 960m/s and can fire at a rate of 330 rounds per minute. The turret is called BPPU and is equipped with sights 1PZ-9 (day) and TPN-3 or TPN-3–42 “Kristall” (night). In production and service since 1994.