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Originally posted by chorizo4
Come on people, none of this info talks about the opium trade in Afghanistan. This is a controlled release or a document dump.
as for the surface to air missiles their talking about the first thing that came to my mind was the american stingers we gave the muj to fight the russians.
In order to fire the missile, a BCU (Battery Coolant Unit) must be inserted into the handguard. This shoots a stream of argon gas into the system, as well as a chemical energy charge that enables the acquisition indicators and missile to get power. The batteries are somewhat sensitive to abuse, and only hold so much gas in them. Over time, and without proper maintenance, they are known to become unserviceable.