Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Oryx Handbook of Pre-war Yemeni Fighting Vehicles

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans

This list only includes vehicles and equipment in service with the Yemeni Army before the Houthi takeover in Yemen in 2014/2015. Vehicles and equipment acquired and created during the ongoing conflict are not included in this list.

Because of the war currently raging in Yemen a lot of military equipment is being destroyed as well as acquired and created, meaning some entries listed here may soon no longer be appropriate. The goal of this list is to comprehensively catalogue the prewar Yemeni military as well as clarify what military equipment is currently available to Yemeni parties on the battlefield.

Civilian trucks towing military trailers are not included in the list.

(Click on the equipment to get a picture of them)



Armoured fighting vehicles


Infantry fighting vehicles


Armoured personnel carriers


Command vehicles

Military engineering vehicle


Tank destroyers

Towed artillery


Self-propelled artillery

Multiple rocket launchers (MRLs)


 Ballistic Missiles


Towed anti-aircraft guns


Self-propelled anti-aircraft guns

Self-propelled SAM systems


Static SAM systems


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)






Jeeps and MRAPs

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