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Iraqis have installed a tower from the BMP-1

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The light armored transporters MT-LB in the Iraqi army during the rule of Saddam Hussein were one of the main means of delivering infantry in combined-arms units. This technique was actively used in military conflicts in the country, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.



“Most of this equipment was lost, however, in recent years, the restoration of the former Iraqi army stationed at the MT-LB storage sites began. It was also reported on the acquisition of such machines abroad, in particular in Bulgaria, ”the material says.

In the course of the repair, part of the armored tractors was modernized. They installed various weapons, such as 23-mm guns ZU-23-2 or large-caliber DShK machine guns.

As the author notes, against the background of these very often rough crafts, the MT-LB with a turret from the BMP-1 stands apart. This version was demonstrated at the events taking place in Iraq armory exhibitions.

Thanks to the 73-mm smoothbore 2А28 “Thunder” high-explosive fragmentation ammunition which is capable of hitting targets at a distance of 4400 meters, was significantly increased the firepower of the machine. The cumulative grenade is effective at a distance of up to 1300 m.

“Of course, you don’t match a modern tank with this weapon, but a mobile bomb or a gantrac is quite,” the author concludes.
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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather April 12 2018 14: 02
    +1
    Iraqis have installed a tower from the BMP-1
    Yes, let them even establish a Causal place for themselves ... if only it would not hurt to escape ...
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 12 2018 14: 03
    +2
    The developer of a matalyga would know how much his brainchild is being modernized!
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak April 12 2018 14: 08
      +5
      Quote: aszzz888
      The developer of a matalyga would know how much his brainchild is being modernized!

      I knew MT LB originally came with a tower, but there are options

    2. alatanas
      alatanas April 12 2018 14: 14
      +2
      On the contrary, I would be proud that I realized such a universal "moto league" good
  3. Yrec
    Yrec April 12 2018 14: 04
    0
    It is the Iraqis who are letting go of the purchase of the “Abroms”. There was only enough money to repair motorcycle leagues.
  4. Romanenko
    Romanenko April 12 2018 14: 10
    +1
    For the desert, what you need, you won’t kill the materiel with a crowbar, and the regular misunderstanding in the form of a mini-tower with PKT only bullets for jerboas. So even with Thunder, PKT and Baby you can already snap back and scare more seriously.
  5. Fedorov
    Fedorov April 12 2018 14: 16
    +4
    Well this is what potential Soviet Kharkovites put in a car! At the locomotive "Uralvagonzavod" is still being repaired, restored to its fullest. Born for ten years, as my parents put me in the project. I thought that he was smart, and managed to shoot, and the five of the presidents changed, but IT is an unsinkable miracle winked
    Well, they are upgrading, well done.
  6. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I April 12 2018 14: 44
    +2
    There are several "serious" projects to modernize the "motolig" in the "serious" factories ...
  7. faiver
    faiver April 12 2018 14: 51
    0
    “Of course, a modern tank from this weapon cannot be matched, but a mobile bomb or a gantrack is quite”
    - you still have to get into this gantrack for a start ....
  8. konstantin68
    konstantin68 April 12 2018 18: 06
    +1
    Quote: Fedorov
    Well this is what potential Soviet Kharkovites put in a car! At the locomotive "Uralvagonzavod" is still being repaired, restored to its fullest. Born for ten years, as my parents put me in the project. I thought that he was smart, and managed to shoot, and the five of the presidents changed, but IT is an unsinkable miracle winked
    Well, they are upgrading, well done.

    Exactly. And some recently shouted here that they say it's time to scrape them, along with BMP-1. And it’s like that, Mikhalych!
    It is incorrect to compare protoukrov with gantraks even if it’s a 50+ typewriter.