Thursday 12 September 2013

More Images Of The UMLACA, With Measurements

Over the past couple of weeks I've been collecting images of the unidentified munition linked to alleged chemical attacks (which I've dubbed the UMLACA), and I've just been sent the following 29 images that show more close-ups and measurements of the munition.  All of these images are free to use by anyone who wishes to republish them.  The full set of pictures can be found here.

More posted on the subject of the August 21st attacks can be found here, and other posts on chemical weapons and Syria, including extremely informative interviews with chemical weapon specialists, can be found here.

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  1. Am I right to assume, the measurement refer to the (centi)metric system?

  2. I'm starting to have some doubts about this rocket and its condition.
    It doesn't really look like it hit the ground in the last couple months, possibly years. The idea of anyone filling that rusty hole full of freshly mixed precursor seems absurd.
    It has severe scale/rust/corrosion in the areas with paint loss. Paint loss from impact/explosion. I don't know. Do things rust that quickly there?
    And as things point more to a multi-purpose air fuel(and possibly chemical) mine sweeping type munition, wouldn't Assad just have somebody pick up a few good ones with nice paint?:

    1. Basically, I'm just saying it looks more primitive the more I look at it and it def. was not designed for CW as it would have an aluminum warhead. And I'm pretty sure that's a 7-pin trailer socket being used as a wiring harness, as needed.

      It just look like a lot of people are able to build ugly rockets that will carry a payload that will burst above ground.

      Hurry up U.N.

    2. Lastly, in the very first image it actually looks moldy where inside the fold would see little light, in my opinion.