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In details the captured American weapons by the Taliban
A special report by The Hill said that the weapons seized by the Taliban include military helicopters
"Black Hawk" and light attack aircraft "Super Tucano", Brazilian-made, in addition to vehicles
US military Humvees, anti-mine vehicles and light weapons such as M4 and M 16 rifles.
Practically speaking, advanced aircraft cannot be used without training, but in terms of moral gain, it isa great moral victory for the Taliban.
A report by the American "Time" magazine stated that about 83 billion dollars were spent on the Afghan army, during two decades, and in the end, it was in the hands of the Taliban.
Weapons were sent from the USA to Afghanistan in huge numbers, but this was done in stages.
The first phase was during the period spanning from 2003 to 2016. During the latter, weapons were transferred to Afghanistan include:
• 75 thousand 8,989 vehicles.
• 599,690 assorted weapons.
• 162 thousand 643 pieces of equipment for military communications.
• 208 warplanes.
• 16,191 pieces of reconnaissance, intelligence and communications equipment.
The second phase was from 2017 to 2019, and the most prominent weapons that arrived in Afghanistan were:
7035 machine guns.
4702 Humvee armored vehicles.
2520 bombs and 1394 grenade launchers.
The third stage was by the 30th of June, in which the Afghan forces obtained 211 American supply planes.
Full list of weapons US left behind:
3,000 Armored Vehicles Including Humvees and MRAP’s
-75,989 Total Vehicles: FMTV, M35, Ford Rangers, Ford F350, Ford Vans, Toyota Pickups, Armored Security Vehicles etc
-45 UH-60 Blachhawk Helicopters
-50 MD530G Scout Attack Choppers
-10 ScanEagle Military Drones
-30 Military Version Cessnas
-29 Brazilian made A-29 Super Tocano Ground Attack Aircraft
The Total amount of aircrafts in inventory is around 208, but it has been reported that 60 aircrafts have been used by the Afghanistan Army to flee to other countries, while the correct number is still not known.
-At least 600,000+ Small arms have been left:
M24 Sniper Systems
1,394 M203 Grenade Launchers
M134 Mini Gun
20mm Gatling Guns and Ammunition
-61,000 M203 Grenade Rounds
-Howitzers (Unknown Quantity)
-Mortars +1,000’s of Rounds
-162,000 pieces of Encrypted Military Communications Gear
-16,000+ Night Vision Goggles
-Newest Technology Night Vision Goggles
-Thermal Scopes and Thermal Mono Goggles
-10,000 2.75 inch Air to Ground Rockets
-Recconaissance Equipment (ISR)
-Laser Aiming Units
-Explosives Ordnance C-4, Semtex, Detonators, Shaped Charges, Thermite, Incendiaries, AP/API/APIT
-Administration Encrypted Cell Phones and Laptops ALL operational
-Pallets with Millions of Dollars in US Currency
-Millions of Rounds of Ammunition including but not limited to 20,150,600 rounds of 7.62mm, 9,000,000 rounds of 50.caliber
-Large Stockpile of Plate Carriers and Body Armor
-US Military HIIDE, for Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment Biometrics
-Lots of Heavy Equipment Including Bull Dozers, Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Excavators