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Iraqi reconstituted BMP-2 spotted on Syrian border

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Soviet-made infantry fighting vehicles cover the Syrian-Iraqi border. Recently, a BMP-2 reconstructed by Iraqi soldiers was noticed here, which entered the country during the time of Saddam Hussein, writes Messenger of Mordovia.




“For a long time, this technique was out of work. Americans tried to completely push out weapon production of the former USSR from this country. However, the experiment to transfer the Iraqi army to NATO standards failed. Western weapons turned out to be expensive and difficult to operate, ”says the publication of Lev Romanov.

First Iraqis began to acquire Tanks T-72M1 and BMP-1 in the countries of the former Warsaw Pact. Then it was decided to turn directly to Russia.

The giant dumps of military equipment of the former Saddam army were not forgotten either. Specialists began to reanimate the old Chinese tanks Type 69, captured English "Chieftain", French armored vehicles AMX-10Р and others.

Now, apparently, it was the turn of the BMP-2, in the process of restoring which certain elements of the first Soviet generation infantry fighting vehicles were used.

“Judging by the latest trends, including the refusal of Americans to assist in the maintenance of armored vehicles, along with the old machines, the Iraqi army will increasingly acquire Russian weapons. There is already information about the future deliveries of T-90C and BMP-3, ”concludes the author.
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  1. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 1 February 2018 13: 49
    +2
    reliable ... weapons tested by time and combat use ... will always find application no matter who tries to interfere ... those who fight prefer THAT ... that works in any difficult conditions ... and effectively ...
    1. Spike Javelin Touvich
      Spike Javelin Touvich 1 February 2018 13: 57
      +3
      time-tested and combat weapons

      te Fraternal Grave Infantry with cardboard armor
      1. activator
        activator 1 February 2018 14: 11
        +3
        Quote: Spike Javelin Touvich
        te Fraternal Grave Infantry with cardboard armor

        And which bmp is not with cardboard armor?
        1. Giant thought
          Giant thought 1 February 2018 14: 14
          +3
          If the old Soviet infantry fighting vehicles are resuscitated, then they are convinced that this is not the worst option.
      2. Partyzan
        Partyzan 1 February 2018 14: 13
        +8
        Why with cardboard? and jeeps with a heavy machine gun are better ?, oh yes, they are Japanese laughing
      3. Alexander War
        Alexander War 1 February 2018 17: 21
        0
        If additional armor as in the photo, then the sides hold 12,7mm
  2. faterdom
    faterdom 1 February 2018 13: 51
    +3
    Saxxon -Ukraine! The horn! On credit!
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 1 February 2018 13: 55
    +1
    So much for the realization of the thesis that the new is all the well-forgotten old! And Soviet hurt himself as it manifests itself in different countries of the world! And if God forbid, would we even bother to build communism? ?? Planetary !!!
  4. Sam_gosling
    Sam_gosling 1 February 2018 14: 02
    +1
    Hmmm, Iranian chieftains could only be trophy ones.
  5. FLOOD
    FLOOD 1 February 2018 14: 26
    0
    Quote: Partyzan
    Why with cardboard? and jeeps with a heavy machine gun are better ?, oh yes, they are Japanese laughing

    Probably you mean the Gyurza jeeps that are in the arsenal of our army)) So jeeps are much more maneuverable than BMPs, they are much cheaper, and the tasks for these cars are completely different. In principle, even with the union they said that an infantry fighting vehicle with a good crew is equal to four tanks. However, not one of these vehicles is immune to anti-tank systems and can never exhaust its resources without firing. By the way, if you remember jeeps, I’ll add that we also have BMP-3 in sufficient quantities. hi
    1. tarakan
      tarakan 1 February 2018 14: 58
      0
      Good day, BMP by its very nature a "taxi" delivered fighters and washed off (if I had time)
      1. Forcecom
        Forcecom 1 February 2018 15: 31
        +1
        Not quite so, this armored personnel carrier "brought and support by fire from somewhere out of the ditch" (to be more precise, the EMNIPs move 100 meters behind the infantry chain), and the infantry fighting vehicle in the first concept implied that the mechanized infantry division fights from it, dismounting only in case of damage to the infantry fighting vehicle or for tactical necessity (building, green, enemy’s trenches), it’s another matter that since the 60s the number and quality of infantry anti-tank infantry systems has increased many times and BMPs have become very vulnerable to enemy fire, which is why development and deployment into the troops are underway in different countries TBTR / TBMP with comparable protection to tanks.
        1. Rakti-kali
          Rakti-kali 1 February 2018 16: 38
          +1
          Quote: Forcecom
          BMP in the first concept implied that the infantry division is fighting from it

          Forgot to write that the squad was supposed to fight like that in an infected area.
          Otherwise, everything is just like everyone else - the delivery of infantry to the dismount line and the subsequent support thereof following 100-200 meters behind it.
          Quote: tarakan
          Thanks for the release, how you look at such a gradation.

          Thank you for your outside view, did you take your version from BUSV or from your winds?
  6. tarakan
    tarakan 1 February 2018 15: 01
    +1
    Quote: Spikes Javelin Touvich
    time-tested and combat weapons

    te Fraternal Grave Infantry with cardboard armor

    Tell the Syrians.
  7. tarakan
    tarakan 1 February 2018 16: 19
    0
    Quote: Forcecom
    Not quite so, this armored personnel carrier "brought and support by fire from somewhere out of the ditch" (to be more precise, the EMNIPs move 100 meters behind the infantry chain), and the infantry fighting vehicle in the first concept implied that the mechanized infantry division fights from it, dismounting only in case of damage to the infantry fighting vehicle or for tactical necessity (building, green, enemy’s trenches), it’s another matter that since the 60s the number and quality of infantry anti-tank infantry systems has increased many times and BMPs have become very vulnerable to enemy fire, which is why development and deployment into the troops are underway in different countries TBTR / TBMP with comparable protection to tanks.

    Thanks for the release, how you look at such a gradation.
    BTR- work in BB structures (quickly, does not drip on the head, KPVT is enough, armor for cowards
    1. tarakan
      tarakan 1 February 2018 16: 21
      0
      Damn it did not fit,
      BMP - delivery of tactical groups (speed, patency, maneuverability, weapons)
      "Turtles" - delivery in columns
  8. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 1 February 2018 21: 31
    0
    Yes, I decided, yes, I bred ... etc. etc.
    Now appeared- Noticed !!!
    I didn’t even read this dregs ...
    And you know that in Volga GAZ-21 1963g.v. restored by the Cuban owner after the accident?
    The level is the same ...