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A "technical" is fighting vehicle. While the term "technical" appears to have originated in Mogadishu, Somalia, this type of vehicle is employed throughout the world by militia forces in urban warfare. It is an open-backed land cruiser or truck on which is mounted a recoilless rifle, heavy machine gun, mortar, or other weapons system. They are usually unarmored.

They are employed in two distinct modes; either while moving at high speed, indiscriminately spraying a area with fire, or approaching a fixed target rapidly, suddenly stopping, and firing aimed shots.

Compare with Humvee, tachanka.



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