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Polish-Ukrainian BTR-80UP observed in Iraq

On the Internet there were photos of the "decapitated" Polish-Ukrainian armored personnel carriers BTR-80UP, who took part in the parade dedicated to the victory over terrorists in Iraq, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

“Deprived of turrets, without standard armament (14,5-mm KPVT machine gun with 7,62-mm paired PKTM), these armored vehicles look very strange. It is not clear who thus disfigured armored personnel carriers that showed themselves well in various military conflicts, ”writes the author of the publication.

In his opinion, this could be done by Ukrainian specialists from Nikolaev, when the Iraqis, in addition to conventional machines, wanted to get another staff version of the BTR. However, this technique is usually equipped with an additional set of radio stations, and here - only one antenna.

Perhaps these vehicles are used to transport infantry units.

According to the newspaper, about a hundred BTR-80UP with the mediation of the Polish side were acquired in Ukraine 12 years ago. For export went to the car, inherited VSU inherited from the Soviet army.

“As seen in the photo, the armored personnel carrier received an additional reservation of the sides and frontal part. Another feature of this modification is the absence of a water cannon on these “eighty dozen”, which, in principle, is not very necessary in Iraqi conditions, ”the commentary says.

Polish-Ukrainian BTR-80UP observed in Iraq

Despite the fact that the BTR-80UP was actively used in battles against terrorists, they did not win the particular love of the Iraqi military. Very often, this technique was thrown in good condition or with minor damage, the newspaper said.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 13 December 2017 13: 48
    Now ukrovoyaki will demand the return of the Betera, wassat for ourselves to fight in the Donbass for nothing — everything is either emergency, or sold! crying lol
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 13 December 2017 14: 25
      They were sold by the Poles. There, by the way, a very unpleasant situation happened, the Ukrainians “threw” them. The Poles counted on the contract, even managed to purchase a number of old cars for modernization, including from Ukraine.
      But then the Ukrainians themselves came in handy, Iraq signed a contract for the supply of BTR-4, and the Poles remained on the beans with a bunch of scrap metal.
      However, for the Poles, everything turned out for the better, as a result, they found a more adequate and reliable partner, the Finnish “Patria”. And now they are rowing grandmas, including under a recent contract with the Emirates

      But the Ukrainians ... As they threw the Poles, the Americans threw them themselves. Offering Iraq almost free M113 in unlimited quantities. After that, Iraq began to intensively search for a reason to terminate the contract, which was done.
  2. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 13 December 2017 14: 06
    Ukraine is for sale, even to the detriment of its needs. They sell their repainted junk and they sell the same.
  3. san4es
    san4es 13 December 2017 14: 10
    Deprived of towers, without full-time weapons

    ... lost along the way bully

    ... Changed to the memory yes
  4. evil partisan
    evil partisan 13 December 2017 14: 25
    And will these start to crack or not? what
  5. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 13 December 2017 14: 46
    Thanks to the author - I never heard of this modification.
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 13 December 2017 15: 21
    The APCs were neutered .. In case of kneading, how to fight back? Swear words?
  7. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 13 December 2017 15: 31
    This is just a Soviet backlog.
  8. Lesorub
    Lesorub 13 December 2017 17: 18
    Iraqis amateurs throw technique (any),))
  9. alexmach
    alexmach 13 December 2017 20: 48
    Very often, this technique was thrown in good condition or with minor damage, the newspaper notes.

    Why didn’t they leave there, tell me please?