Return To Sender: Anti-Junta Bombs Myanmar Military With Captured Artillery

This compilation of footage from several anti-Junta militias shows a Myanmar military base being drone-bombed with 120-millimeter artillery shells. What makes this incident stand out from similar attacks is that the rounds used were seized from another, previously captured, Junta artillery base.


It is also worth mentioning the scale of the drone. While drones are pervasively used by anti-Junta forces to offset their comparative lack of artillery and air support options, these are usually fairly small- big enough to drop grenades, or perhaps mortar rounds. 120-millimeter shells represent an exponential increase in both the firepower and the size of the delivery system. As pictured, the drone practically dwarfs its operator.


Logistically speaking, practically the only way anti-Junta forces can acquire these heavy shells is by capturing them. Therefore, to the military forces in the base being bombed, the sound and feeling of the attacks must fall somewhere between irony and karma as their own firepower comes back to haunt them.


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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This compilation of footage from several anti-Junta militias shows a Myanmar military base being drone-bombed with 120-millimeter artillery shells. What makes this incident stand out from similar attacks is that the rounds used were seized from another, previously captured, Junta artillery base.


It is also worth mentioning the scale of the drone. While drones are pervasively used by anti-Junta forces to offset their comparative lack of artillery and air support options, these are usually fairly small- big enough to drop grenades, or perhaps mortar rounds. 120-millimeter shells represent an exponential increase in both the firepower and the size of the delivery system. As pictured, the drone practically dwarfs its operator.


Logistically speaking, practically the only way anti-Junta forces can acquire these heavy shells is by capturing them. Therefore, to the military forces in the base being bombed, the sound and feeling of the attacks must fall somewhere between irony and karma as their own firepower comes back to haunt them.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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