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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:21 am

    Two Soviet Army soldiers emerge from an Afghan shop in downtown Kabul on April 24, 1988.




    A Soviet soldier smokes a cigarette at a checkpoint of the Soviet military airport in Kabul on February 10, 1989 as the other one forbids pictures.




    Red Army soldiers stand for review on October 19, 1986, in downtown Kabul during a parade, shortly before they returned to the Soviet Union.




    Afghanistan's president Mohammed Najibullah (center) smiles as he meets Red Army soldiers on October 19, 1986, in downtown Kabul during a parade.



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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:30 am

    Soviet withdrawal



















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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:41 am

    The Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan in a way that can only be described as expertly.

    NATO was gathering as much information as it could over the last half decade to study exactly how they did it so they could emulate it themselves.

    Previously in past invasions British forces paid heavily during their withdrawal from the region.





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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:23 am

    British, Soviets, now Americans have their troubles in Afghanistan. I think next, is China's turn to try Smile

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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  Werewolf on Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:30 am

    George1 wrote:British, Soviets, now Americans have their troubles in Afghanistan. I think next, is China's turn to try Smile

    Why should they give a f*ck about afghanistan? If they want to fight terrorism they should start by crushing petrodollar and next israel and the dictatorships like Qatar,Kuwait,Saudis who are financing on orders of USrael and sending terrorists to overthrow and destabilize the region. Fight the cancer not the symptoms.

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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:32 pm

    Soviet Invasion Afghanistan Map


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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:54 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    George1 wrote:British, Soviets, now Americans have their troubles in Afghanistan. I think next, is China's turn to try Smile

    Why should they give a f*ck about afghanistan? If they want to fight terrorism they should start by crushing petrodollar and next israel and the dictatorships like Qatar,Kuwait,Saudis who are financing on orders of USrael and sending terrorists to overthrow and destabilize the region. Fight the cancer not the symptoms.

    whats your opinion about Dr. Najibullah?

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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:28 pm


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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:08 pm

    The 9th Company (Russian: 9 Рота) is a 2005 Russian film directed by Fedor Bondarchuk and set during the Soviet War in Afghanistan. The film is loosely based on a real-life battle that took place at Elevation 3234 in early 1988, during the last large-scale Soviet military operation (Magistral) in Afghanistan.


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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  Giulio on Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:03 pm

    If possible, why the Soviet Union attacked the Afghanistan? And where was she going? To the Pakistan or to the Iran?

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    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:50 pm

    Giulio wrote:If possible, why the Soviet Union attacked the Afghanistan? And where was she going? To the Pakistan or to the Iran?

    Situation then was the same as now, Soviet Union feared of the spread of Islamic fundamentalism in former soviet Asian republics, their main concern was their boundaries safety with Afghanistan. The difference with now is that USSR faced a large scale guerrilla war that promoted from USA and Pakistan mainly against the Soviet troops

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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:40 pm

    If possible, why the Soviet Union attacked the Afghanistan? And where was she going? To the Pakistan or to the Iran?

    The soviets weren't "going" any where.

    What the Soviets did in Afghanistan was very similar to what happened in Korea... Before the US got chucked out of Iran in 1979 it was infiltrating Afghanistan, which was a Soviet friendly country. When the Shah was overthrown and the CIA was thrown out of Iran they started moving into Afghanistan.. the Soviets went in to Afghanistan to stop the US creating another Turkey near the Soviet border.

    There was never any consideration to invade Pakistan or Iran and it had nothing at all to do with trying to get warm water ports... they already had Cuba and Vietnam and if they asked possibly Indian ports if they were so desperate for such things.

    the US claim the Soviets invaded Afghanistan so they could then invade Pakistan and get warm water ports was at best a delusion, and at worst a cynical attempt to recruit Pakistani support for opposing the Soviet presence in Afghanistan.


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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:05 am

    T-62M in Afghanistan


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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  Battalion0415 on Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:30 pm

    I saying this was better than Russia today.

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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  DTA on Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:06 am

    Su-17 from 302th Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment.Combat operation in Afghanistan. amateur videos . without sound




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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:49 am

    I have a professionally made British aviation video about Soviet aircraft that identifies an Su-17 as being a MiG-21 several times... if the wing root mounted cannon didn't make it obvious the swing wings certainly gave it away...

    Nice vids BTW... my vote.


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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  archangelski on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:49 pm

    T-62M in Afghanistan :


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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:25 pm

    GarryB wrote:I have a professionally made British aviation video about Soviet aircraft that identifies an Su-17 as being a MiG-21 several times... if the wing root mounted cannon didn't make it obvious the swing wings certainly gave it away...

    Nice vids BTW... my vote.

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    I have seen a British aviation video about MiG aircraft, which identifies a Lavochkin La-15 as a MiG-15. That was a fortuitous error, as video clips of La-15 were rare at that time. That was the best part of the video actually.

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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  GarryB on Sat May 02, 2015 10:40 am

    Hehehe...so long before they were jury rigging rocket pods on light vehicles in Libya they did the same in Afghanistan...

    Those pods look like 80mm pods so they would have quite a bit more punch than the 32 shot 57mm pods being used in Libya.

    80mm rockets being cheap and easy to get near any Soviet airfield... and each one packing about 4kgs of HE punch... twice the warhead weight of an RPG-7 with 20 lined up for a volley... not very accurate but the target will notice... and an excellent anti ambush weapon too... along with the 14.5mm HMG.



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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  Inetwarrior on Mon May 04, 2015 9:56 am

    THX Archangielski for this photo... I never saw this one before...

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    Re: Soviet Afghanistan war

    Post  archangelski on Sat May 09, 2015 1:37 pm

    BMD in Afghanistan :


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