seems alot of conspiracy was involved? maybe that is why they are all rusting away. my data cable for my cell phone(only camera) is broken but i will try to get pics this week. there is a gate and 8 foot fence around the compount but it is unlocked. what does everyone want to see in the pics?
12/30/1993-A German freighter docked at Gulfport, Mississippi and offloaded 540 Russian military vehicles, which were then taken to the Airmar Resources facility at Saucier, Mississippi.
6/8/1994-1,500 military vehicles were observed parked in the Airmar Resources compound on U.S. 49, Saucier, Mississippi. Included were Russian ZIL-131 and ZIL-137 heavy duty trucks, ARS-15 chemical and biological decontamination vehicles, chemical transportation
This was an article I found.
The SPOTLIGHT has obtained photographs of railroad flatcars filled with
Russian and UN trucks and armor spotted in the Western states, along
with others taken of the massive depot in Mississippi.
The SPOTLIGHT has also obtained copies of bills of lading for Russian
vehicles obtained for UN purposes from what was formerly East Germany,
which have been shipped to the united States, landing at Gulfport dock
facilities in Mississippi and driven to the depot, located three miles
south of Saucier, and 45 miles north of Biloxi, along Mississippi Highway 49.
The depot is surrounded with a chain-link fence, topped with barbed
wire, and guard dogs are reported to be used to protect the area from
A videotape taken of the area and obtained by The SPOTLIGHT shows dozens
of the vehicles, including several chemical and biological warfare
decontamination trucks that have been painted white, presumably for UN
The bill of lading, indicating that the vehicles were obtained through a
West German firm operating under the name of *Beesch Merkator*, lists
dozens of Russian-built military trucks intended for UN purposes.
The vehicles include several varieties of Russian ZIL-131 heavy trucks,
including some listed to be of the ARS-14 type, which are chemical and
biological warfare decontamination vehicles, and two varieties of
ZIL-157 heavy trucks.
OTHERS AT DEPOT
However, photographs obtained by The SPOTLIGHT of the truck depot near
Saucier also include other Russian-built trucks, including some of what
appear to be the MAZ-500 series.
A detailed report has been obtained that confirms a large road about 35
(or 85 -- I can't tell from the FAX) feet in width, has been built to
connect the truck depot with the Stennis NASA Space Center, located
about 20 miles southeast of the depot near the Mississippi-Louisiana
There have also been reports that the vehicles are being shipped by
barges on the Pearl River, which runs along the border of the two
states, north to some unknown destination.
This was a post on a forum for offroading:
OK. I'm hoping Lee (mcinfantry) can add a little insight to this. I first saw this place about a year ago. It's on highway 49 about 8 miles north of I-10 in Mississippi. This place is huge...if you miss it, you're blind. Coming from I-10, it's on your left, right after the "City of David" (some religious compound), but right before the "rebel house" (you'll know exactly what I'm talking about if you happen to go that far.)
Story goes like this. December 1993, a retired Lt. Col. Koval (owner of Airmar Resources) shipped in 540 Russian ZIL-131 and ZIL-137 heavy duty trucks and ARS-15 chemical and biological decontamination vehicles. These vehicles were supposedly to be restored and reshipped over to South Africa for UN usage. Most if not all of these trucks have less tha 1,000 miles on them. Some stories go that Koval had some sort of falling out with US Customs over some importation tarriffs, so the trucks had a hold put on them....this makes sense to me, as I've never seen anyone over there working on them, but apparantly some of the vehicles have started to be converted to UN vehicles (the white painted ones in the pictures). I've gotten ahold of Airmar's phone numbers, but have yet to be able to contact someone about them. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about these trucks...are they available for parting out, sale, whatever? Would like to get ahold of one, as they are in excellent physical condition...who knows the last time any of them have started, so i cannot comment to the mechanicals of the things. They are all decked out with PTO winches, and all the tires look pretty new (tread wise, and no visible cracking to the rubber). Some are transport vehicles, some are fuel carriers, and some have what appear to be radio boxes on them. If anyone has any info, please let me know.