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    Militarov

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  Militarov on Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:08 am

    JohninMK wrote:A bit more on the Iraqi Abrams. As said above, another definite opportunity for the US to be shooting itself in the foot. Again.


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    Sat image shows more than 80 of the Iraqi Army's 140 M1A1 tanks at the 9th Armourd Division's Taji base, many of them seriously damaged.




    Id rather say they are canibalising some tanks to keep other tanks going. As they lost technical support from the manufacturer.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  par far on Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:22 am

    JohninMK wrote:A bit more on the Iraqi Abrams. As said above, another definite opportunity for the US to be shooting itself in the foot. Again.


    Jeremy Binnie
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    Sat image shows more than 80 of the Iraqi Army's 140 M1A1 tanks at the 9th Armourd Division's Taji base, many of them seriously damaged.





    Will the Iraq get a refund or half refund form Uncle Scum Bag for the tanks? Cause this has to suck for Iraq.

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:35 pm

    i think that shows the main repair yard for the M1A1SA tanks.

    on the left side of the picture you can see about 16 tanks which have completed repairs.

    And in the right side, you can see about 40 tanks awaiting rework. There's 2 ARVs in that section too (can be seen from the shadows of their cranes). In addition I'd expect another 6-8 tanks inside the buildings undergoing rework.

    That tallies with the figure that the 9th AD has usually about 80-90 tanks "available" out of the 152 or so total.


    Iraq only recently bought completely new FLIR systems for all the Abrams tanks... with the "old" units supposedly going to upgrade the sights of some of the T72s. Maybe GD are unhappy with Iraq reusing the old Abrams sights on T72s?



    here's a ground level video from the same location after the completion of some vehicle repairs




    and here's another video with views inside the hangars


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:43 pm

    and another video from the repair yard of that satellite photo.





    here's a little upgraded BRDM-2 they made

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:57 pm

    this is an interesting video from the armour school in Iraq.





    0.19 the "doors for ammunition storage cabins" inside the M1A1SA tank
    0.20 APU
    0.21 APU control box
    0.22 remote control box for APU
    0.22 internal communications box
    0.23 ammunition control box
    0.24 radio box holder
    1.26 gunner station
    2.24 - a couple of BTR-4s!

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:09 pm

    Iraqi air defence command celebrates its 25th anniversary


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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:25 pm

    a newly delivered T90S... I wonder is that cover on the front for shtora "eyes"?

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    Re: Iraqi Armed Forces: Discussion and News

    Post  George1 Yesterday at 3:25 pm

    Iraqi Defense Ministry receives T-90S tanks from Russia

    Iraq’s Defense Ministry has received the first batch of 36 T-90S tanks under an arms contract with Russia


    MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Iraq’s Defense Ministry has received the first batch of 36 T-90S tanks under an arms contract with Russia, Shafaq News reported on Monday, citing Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi.

    Al-Ghanmi, who paid an inspection visit to Basra, confirmed that the 36 Russian-made tanks had been delivered to Iraq. The rest 37 such tanks under the contract would reach Iraq by late April.

    Earlier, Arab media cited a source in the Iraqi defense ministry as saying that the T-90S tanks had been delivered to the port city of Umm Qasr on February 15 to be later transported by Baghdad.

    The T-90S is an export modification of the T-90 tank. It has powerful armaments, a modern fire control system, reliable armor and high maneuverability. It operates day and night in various climatic conditions and is designed to fight tanks, self-propelled guns and other armored objects.


    More:
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