Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, formally known as the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was the name from 1986 to 2011 of the Libyan state established by Muammar Gaddafi after the overthrow of the Kingdom of Libya in 1969.
The foreign relations of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya underwent much fluctuation and change. They were marked by severe tension with the West (especially the United States, although relations were normalised in the early 21st century prior to the Libyan Civil War) and by other national policies in the Middle East and Africa, including the Libyan government's financial and military support for numerous paramilitary and rebel groups.
Historically, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya under Muammar Gaddafi had good relations with the Soviet Union, which provided the Arab nation with weaponry and military advisers throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
While Libya lacks a lot of heavy-hitting equipment, the sheer scale and variety of its imports adds a great deal of flavour to any nation that is paired with Libya. In a generous, "Category A+ 200X-1X" Wargame, a few interesting deliveries from the Russian Federation help increase the nation's capabilities somewhat more.
In honour of NATO's total destruction of the country, NATO reporting names ought to be used where possible for Libyan aircraft.
Vehicle Command, Category C
Tracked APC Command
Wheeled APC Command
AKM, RPG-7, PKM
AKM, RPG-7D, RPKS
Light Infantry, Militia
AKM, VIGILANT, PKM
Haris al-Jamahiriya '75
Beretta M12 / Carl Gustav M2 / Strela 2M/A
Haris al-Jamahiriya '90
FN P90 / Carl Gustav M3 / Igla
Category A+ -- FN2000, Igla-S, and other cool goodies
Beretta M12 / RPG-7 (TBG-7V)
Fire Support, Regular
AKM / SPG-9
Anti-Tank Guided Missile, Regular
AKM / SS-11
Category A+ -- MILAN 3
Man Portable Air Defence, Regular
AKM / Strela 2M/A
Category A+ -- Igla-S/SA-24
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun
Surface-to-Air Missile Systems
In honour of the destruction of the Libyan Jamahiriya by NATO, we use said organisation's reporting names where possible.
SA-9 Gaskin -- ordered in 1979, presumably 9M31M Strela-1M model or worse.
SA-13 Gopher -- ordered in 1984, presumably 9K35M Strela-10M3-K model or worse.
SA-8 Gecko -- ordered in 1980, presumably 9K33M3 Osa-AKM model or worse.
Little information on whether or not the following missiles had TELARs in Libyan service.
Crotale -- presumably the basic SAM system, not a TELAR. Possible EE-11 TELAR Prototype?
SA-3B Goa -- Quadruple-missile TELARs exist but no immediate record of Libya's use.
SA-6A Gainful -- Kub triple-missle TELARs obviously exist but no immediate record of Libya's use.
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems
M-51 130mm -- 1976-77
RM-70 122mm --1981-82
BM-21 Grad 122mm -- 1976-80
Frog-7 -- we may dream. 1976-77.
2S1 "Qurnafl" 122mm -- 1980-21
2S3 "Taerisha" 152mm -- 1980-82
OTO Melara "Palmaria" 155mm -- 1982-85
Vz. 77 "DANA" 152mm -- 1983-84
Entirely based on inference, no direct mortar carrier listed.
Under 45 Points
T-54/55 -- various models including from Czech/Polish production, up to 1978 variants.
T-62 -- 1973-1979 imports
45 To 95 Points
T-72 -- presumably just Ural
Over 95 points
Libya under Gaddhafi did not procure a tank heavier than the T-72M1.
Allegedly, in 2009 there were agreements to procure T-90S and upgrade existing T-72s from the Russian Federation.
Beretta BM 59 / RPG-2
Special Forces, Elite
Liwa al-Khamis '90
FN P90 / Carl Gustav M2 / RPKS
BRDM-1 -- 12.7mm DShk -- Good Optics
EE-9 Cascavel Mk II -- 90mm HEAT, 7.62mm -- Good Optics
AML-90 -- 90mm HEAT -- Good Optics
Toyota Land Cruiser -- 14.5mm ZPTU-2 -- Good Optics
Toyota Hilux -- 12.7mm DShk -- Exceptional Optics
BRM-1 -- Exceptional
T-55 -- Good
EE-9 Cascavel Mk II
EE-11 Urutu -- perhaps 5pts if unarmed for flavour
OT-64A SKOT -- 14.5 mm KPVT
Fiat 6614 -- 12.7mm NSVT or .50cal M2
Fiat 6616 -- 20mm auto-cannon
BTR-60PB -- 14.5 mm KPVT
Saracen -- .303 M1919 (reservists only)
Toyota Landcruiser -- for recon and light infantry, 5 points, or more + recon ability
Mi-35 Hind-E -- 12.7mm Yak-B, 80mm rockets, 9M114 Kokon AT-6 Spiral
Mi-24 Hind-D -- 12.7mm Yak-B, 57mm rockets, 9M17 Phalanga AT-2 Swatter
Mi-8T -- 7.62mm PK, 57mm rockets
MiG-21PF "Fishbed-D" -- Vympel K-13 AA-2 "Atoll"
MiG-23MS -- Molniya R-60 AA-8 "Aphid"
MiG-23MF -- R-23/AA-7 BVRAAM, R-60 AA-8 "Aphid"
Dassault Mirage-F1ED -- R-530 BVRAAM, R-550 Magic-1 SRAAM
Dassault Mirage-5D -- SNEB rockets
Mirage-F1AD -- 2x CBUs
Aero L-39Z0 Albatross -- clone of the Czech
J-1E Jastreb -- clone of the Yugoslav
G-2AE Galeb -- clone of the Yugoslav
SIAI-Marchetti SF.260ML -- 2x 300kg bombs
MiG-25P "Foxbat-A" -- R-40/AA-6 BVRAAM
MiG-21bis "Fishbed-L" -- clone of the Soviet
Dassault Mirage-5DE -- R-550 Magic-1 SRAAM, any selection of bombs or rockets available to Libya
MiG-23BN "Flogger-H" -- K-13M/AA-2C SRAAM, any selection of bombs or rockets available to Libya
Su-22 "Fitter-F" -- K-13M/AA-2C SRAAM, any selection of bombs or rockets available to Libya
Suppression of Enemy Air Defence
Su-24MK "Fencer-D" -- Kh-28 (AS-9 Kyle)
Sea Cats or something I don't know.
SA-321GM -- AM-3
Alvand-class frigate Vopser Mk7 "Dat Assawari" -- Aspide BVRAAM/SAM, Otomat-2 ASM, Sea Cat SAM
Escort & Coastal Ships
Combattante-2G "Beir Grassa" -- Otomat-2 ASM
Laksamana-class corvette "Wadi" -- Otomat-1 ASM
Project-205/Osa -- P-15U/SS-N-2B
Project-1234/Nanuchka "Ean Mara" -- 9M33/SA-8 SAM, P-15M/SS-N-2C ASM
Project-1159/Koni -- P-15M/SS-N-2C Anti-ship missile
Who knows, honestly.
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If Eugen focused on Mediterranean as they did with Scandinavia it would pretty viable nation. Dont take Chad's Toyotas though
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