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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  iraqidabab on Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:51 am

    A post from someone on another forum


    Hyde:

    You can see the main rotor head, and it's definitely the one of the Mi-28, so it's a Mi-35M. The Mi-8/17 and Mi-24 have a different rotor head.

    You can spot it by seeing the "arched" titanium "blade-holder" element reaching over to connect to something (looks like built in dampers to me, but I don't know), going from the rotor blade to the "damper". The Mi-17 rotor head is different and doesn't have those arches. And no Mi-17 version, not even the latest one not even released yet, uses the Mi-28 rotor head. They all use the Mi-8 rotor head.

    Pay attention to the lower left element:





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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  iraqidabab on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:50 am

    double post


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    Post  iraqidabab on Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:46 am

    Due to Russia & Iran offering help ( quick Su-25's )

    The US got forced to react.

    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/211108-pentagon-sends-attack-helicopters-to-iraq
    The United States has sent Apache attack helicopters to Iraq as part of the buildup in U.S. military personnel, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:21 pm

    Iraq purchased six Su-30K fighters overhauled in Belarus
    Russian Aviaton » Wednesday July 2, 2014 11:33 MSK

    Director of Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade, Igor Korotchenko, suggested that Iraq purchased six Su-30K fighters overhauled in Belarus. Iraqi prime-minister Nouri al-Maliki said earlier that his country purchased a number of used Sukhoi fighters, RIA Novosti reports.

    "Most probably this refers to six Su-30K fighters, which were being overhauled by the 558th aircraft repair plant located in Baranovichi (Belarus)", — Korotchenko said.

    He explained that 18 Su-30K fighters have been previously operated by Indian air forces and then the jets were returned in accordance with the contract. After that the vehicles were overhauled by the plant located in Belarus.

    According to the expert, 12 out of 18 Su-30Ks were purchased by Angola and the rest six ones will likely be delivered to Iraq. "Given that Iraq is being attacked by ISIL terrorist group, the country needs urgent deliveries of combat aircraft in order to counter the aggression", — Korotchenko said.

    He also suggested that besides the abovementioned aircraft, Iraq may be interested in purchasing MiG-29 fighters and Mi-24 combat helicopters previously operated by Russia or Belarus.

    The governments of Iraq and Syria are trying to stop the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, which wants to capture and control a large territory rich with oil and gas. Over the last three weeks the members of ISIL supported by Sunni tribes and ex-soldiers of Iraqi army managed to capture several cities of Iraq and territories located on the border with Syria and Jordan. The Iraqi government asked USA and other countries for military support.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  zg18 on Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:31 pm

    First airstrikes by SU-25s

    http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_04/Iraq-forces-launch-airstrike-against-Islamic-militants-1806/

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    Post  iraqidabab on Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:09 pm

    RPG-22

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Hannibal Barca on Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:41 pm

    iraqidabab, tell me about America's raids. Are they effective or phony as I think they are?
    Are there to give a hand or purely for a PR stand and to push the jihadists back to Syria?

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    Post  iraqidabab on Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:48 pm

    Hannibal Barca wrote:iraqidabab, tell me about America's raids. Are they effective or phony as I think they are?
    Are there to give a hand or purely for a PR stand and to push the jihadists back to Syria?

    Currently the US is only striking ISIS near Arbil, the current US mission as stated by Obama is to protect Arbil an Baghdad the cities where hundreds & thousands of American military advisers, contractors and diplomatic staff are based.

    The US has Apaches in Baghdad airport and F18's in the Gulf, ISIS isn't near Baghdad so they have not attacked ISIS there yet, the US F18's have flown over Anbar ( Haditha Dam ), a dam on the Euphrates river controlled by Iraqi army and tribal forces but could be attacked by ISIS any day.

    The US has launched airstrikes on ISIS near Arbil and Mosul dam which has been retaken by Iraqi forces. So they aren't wiping ISIS of the map yet, not their interest. Of course if they want all they have to do is ship some AC-130's, A-10's to Baghdad or Basra airport, use that together with the F18's, drones and other aircraft and ISIS won't last long. After the beheading of Foley they're thinking about larger operations as republican are pushing Obama to severely bomb ISIS in both Iraq and Syria.

    Vids from several airstrikes can be found here : https://www.youtube.com/user/centcom/videos

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    Post  iraqidabab on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:19 pm

    ISIS has captured many Soviet era MANPADS from Syria in the recent takeover of Taqba airbase some say, how well will the MI-28 counter those out of date MANPADS.

    I hope they try flying at night as much as possible to minimize risk, we can't afford losing MI-35/MI-28 at this moment.
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    Post  Hannibal Barca on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:25 pm

    OK thank you very much!
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Werewolf on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:40 pm

    iraqidabab wrote:ISIS has captured many Soviet era MANPADS from Syria in the recent takeover of Taqba airbase some say, how well will the MI-28 counter those out of date MANPADS.

    I hope they try flying at night as much as possible to minimize risk, we can't afford losing MI-35/MI-28 at this moment.

    Ohh i already see a major PR for US and anti russian one, when they bring stingers back to their CIA agents in black ISIS to down russian helicopters and then call them russian junk, while claiming Apaches are much safer even tho they never faced funded and trained FSB agents with state of art MANPADS.

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    Post  iraqidabab on Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:10 pm

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Werewolf on Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:40 pm

    Can you please translate what he said?

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    Post  iraqidabab on Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:58 pm

    The arrival of MI-28 night hunter, the advanced aircraft with many capabilities and advanced weaponry which the ground forces will require, capable of operating at day and night, capable of attacking (armored) vechile's and soft targets. A new platform for the army air aviation that enhances their capabilities and so on.

    Nothing important
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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:00 pm

    Ok, thank you.
    Keep us updated.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:53 am

    some more updates...

    The recently delivered D20s get their baptism of fire.





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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Werewolf on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:59 pm

    Good news that Iraq has shown some spine to not bow down to US pressure to "buy" their stuff.

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:09 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Good news that Iraq has shown some spine to not bow down to US pressure to "buy" their stuff.

    the only new weapons Iraq ordered from the US since the withdrawal of US forces has been a single KingAir 350I ISR plane.

    They've made "DSCA enquiries" for lots of other weapons since then of course, but NONE have been converted into sales.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  AlfaT8 on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:17 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:Good news that Iraq has shown some spine to not bow down to US pressure to "buy" their stuff.

    the only new weapons Iraq ordered from the US since the withdrawal of US forces has been a single KingAir 350I ISR plane.

    They've made "DSCA enquiries" for lots of other weapons since then of course, but NONE have been converted into sales.
    I believe they also ordered some second hand F-16s, but the U.S toke way to long to deliver (which is odd since it's the F-16 not F-35), anyway Washington toke there sweet sweet time and Iraq said F#&$ it, Russia it is.


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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:17 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:Good news that Iraq has shown some spine to not bow down to US pressure to "buy" their stuff.

    the only new weapons Iraq ordered from the US since the withdrawal of US forces has been a single KingAir 350I ISR plane.

    They've made "DSCA enquiries" for lots of other weapons since then of course, but NONE have been converted into sales.

    Well that happends to all countries US occupies, it was same in South Korea,Vietnam, later in Egypt and in Iraq. They just loot the state and leave civil war and terrorism behind.

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:12 pm

    AlfaT8 wrote:
    sheytanelkebir wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:Good news that Iraq has shown some spine to not bow down to US pressure to "buy" their stuff.

    the only new weapons Iraq ordered from the US since the withdrawal of US forces has been a single KingAir 350I ISR plane.

    They've made "DSCA enquiries" for lots of other weapons since then of course, but NONE have been converted into sales.
    I believe they also ordered some second hand F-16s, but the U.S toke way to long to deliver (which is odd since it's the F-16 not F-35), anyway Washington toke there sweet sweet time and Iraq said F#&$ it, Russia it is.

    Iraq ordered 36 brand new F16s. But they were ordered BEFORE the US withdrawal (and none have been delivered, although 4 have been built and are in the US). the Iraqis were supposed to place additional orders for F16s (for a total of 96 as per the "plan" the US put in place for the Iraqis)... but the Iraqis stopped at 36 aircraft... and they haven't even received any of those!

    Since the US withdrawal, like I said, the Iraqis have not bought anything except for a single KingAir 350I aircraft, as well as the usual overpriced maintenance and service contracts.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  AlfaT8 on Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:06 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:
    AlfaT8 wrote:
    sheytanelkebir wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:Good news that Iraq has shown some spine to not bow down to US pressure to "buy" their stuff.

    the only new weapons Iraq ordered from the US since the withdrawal of US forces has been a single KingAir 350I ISR plane.

    They've made "DSCA enquiries" for lots of other weapons since then of course, but NONE have been converted into sales.
    I believe they also ordered some second hand F-16s, but the U.S toke way to long to deliver (which is odd since it's the F-16 not F-35), anyway Washington toke there sweet sweet time and Iraq said F#&$ it, Russia it is.

    Iraq ordered 36 brand new F16s. But they were ordered BEFORE the US withdrawal (and none have been delivered, although 4 have been built and are in the US). the Iraqis were supposed to place additional orders for F16s (for a total of 96 as per the "plan" the US put in place for the Iraqis)... but the Iraqis stopped at 36 aircraft... and they haven't even received any of those!

    Since the US withdrawal, like I said, the Iraqis have not bought anything except for a single KingAir 350I aircraft, as well as the usual overpriced maintenance and service contracts.
    Ooh man, talk about tragic, has there been any talk of dropping the F-16 deal and going for some Mig-29s, probably be faster.

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:27 pm

    AlfaT8 wrote:
    sheytanelkebir wrote:
    AlfaT8 wrote:
    sheytanelkebir wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:Good news that Iraq has shown some spine to not bow down to US pressure to "buy" their stuff.

    the only new weapons Iraq ordered from the US since the withdrawal of US forces has been a single KingAir 350I ISR plane.

    They've made "DSCA enquiries" for lots of other weapons since then of course, but NONE have been converted into sales.
    I believe they also ordered some second hand F-16s, but the U.S toke way to long to deliver (which is odd since it's the F-16 not F-35), anyway Washington toke there sweet sweet time and Iraq said F#&$ it, Russia it is.

    Iraq ordered 36 brand new F16s. But they were ordered BEFORE the US withdrawal (and none have been delivered, although 4 have been built and are in the US). the Iraqis were supposed to place additional orders for F16s (for a total of 96 as per the "plan" the US put in place for the Iraqis)... but the Iraqis stopped at 36 aircraft... and they haven't even received any of those!

    Since the US withdrawal, like I said, the Iraqis have not bought anything except for a single KingAir 350I aircraft, as well as the usual overpriced maintenance and service contracts.
    Ooh man, talk about tragic, has there been any talk of dropping the F-16 deal and going for some Mig-29s, probably be faster.


    americans already have the money... so they have us by the balls! In fact the US are now saying they will deliver the first planes to Iraq once Iraq pays about $1Bn for "support" contractors...

    Iraqi are saying to the americans deliver the items we've paid for FIRST and THEN we'll pay the "support" contracts...

    so the standoff continues.
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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Mike E on Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:33 pm

    That really sucks... No way you're getting that money back!
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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:02 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:
    americans already have the money... so they have us by the balls! In fact the US are now saying they will deliver the first planes to Iraq once Iraq pays about $1Bn for "support" contractors...

    Iraqi are saying to the americans deliver the items we've paid for FIRST and THEN we'll pay the "support" contracts...

    so the standoff continues.

    US policies... that is how they get their money back after war...taking money giving promises and not supplying what they "sold".

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