Guards Brigade “Panthers”
Formed in March 27th 1992 in Bijeljina, during the Balkan Wars, this Serbian brigade was notable in its usage of a myriad of improvised armored vehicles. The visual identity of the Panther brigade was marked by its columns of improvised armored vehicles, with extreme angled armor and a variety of scavenged weapons, from cannons to rockets to AA guns.
Above: A Fabrika automobila Priboj 13, a military transport truck for the Yugoslav army owned by the Panther Brigade. It has been retrofitted with angled armor and a M48 cannon in the rear.
Above: A TAM 110 general purpose off-road truck made for the Yugoslav army and employed by the Panther Brigade. This version has also been fitted with angled armor and has been converted into a MLRS by attaching two unguided helicopter rocket-pods to the top.
Above: UAZ-469 stripped of its original body work and equipped with the Panther Brigade’s ubiquitous angled armor. Four 12.7mm MGs have been mounted in the cargo bed.
Above: Another UAZ-469, this one mounting a single KPVT 14.5 mm MG.
Above: Two different TAM 5000 high-speed trucks given the Panther Brigade makeover. The top TAM 5000 is armed with triple 20mm cannons from eother a Zastava M55 emplaced AA gun or a BOV-3 SPAAG. The bottom one has a M1939 37mm AA gun from WWII.