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"New life" of the Soviet BTR-152 in Iraq

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The Soviet-made armored personnel carrier acquired a new life in Iraq: a picture of a modernized BTR-152 armed with Shiite militia appeared in the network.


"New life" of the Soviet BTR-152 in Iraq


These machines have long been used in the armed forces of the Arab states, including the Iraqi army. They were limitedly used in the second line units and internal affairs units. And after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, most of the equipment of the former power structures simply rusted at storage sites for a long time.

“Combat vehicles began to return to life when the Iraqi security forces began to suffer serious losses in battles from the terrorist group IG, which was banned in Russia. Particularly succeeded in the "reanimation" of the old armor militia fighters. As seen in the photo, the BTR-152 received a new massive bumper that can be used as a ram. Installed new headlights. Apparently, the old voracious 110-strong gasoline engine was replaced, ”writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Before the commander of the car and the driver installed armored glass from the "Hammer". They also increased the roof, having mounted a closed machine-gun installation on it.

Another feature of this version is striking - enhanced wheel protection. Such Iraqi craftsmen previously often installed on various armored vehicles of security forces.
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  1. Borik
    Borik April 17 2018 15: 40
    +3
    At first glance you don’t even recognize that it is a BTR-152. Especially in this yellow color.
    Or maybe it's not him. I look at his rear double wheels which are not on the original.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov April 17 2018 15: 47
      +1
      And Iraq used to be able to buy any weapons .. They were independent under Hussein ..! No more Iraq ..so gangs.
    2. RASKAT
      RASKAT April 17 2018 15: 53
      +7
      It is rather BTR-40, BTR-152 based on ZIL-131 it has an 3 bridge.
      It is the journalists who messed up something again or the photo stuck.
      1. Forcecom
        Forcecom April 17 2018 16: 00
        +4
        Not even close
        look carefully at the shape of the armored hull, at the number of loopholes
      2. Grandfather
        Grandfather April 17 2018 18: 48
        +4
        Quote: RASKAT
        й
        It is rather BTR-40, BTR-152 based on ZIL-131 it has an 3 bridge.

        based on the ZIL 157th ... and not the 131st ...
      3. Berkut154
        Berkut154 April 17 2018 22: 36
        +2
        Oh well))) when the BTR -152 was, ZIL 131 was not in the project yet !!!
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon April 17 2018 21: 58
      0
      Quote: Borik
      I look at his rear double wheels which are not on the original.

      The wheels are clearly not native (the craftsmen tried), they favor the dimensions.
  2. Romka47
    Romka47 April 17 2018 15: 43
    +3
    And it looks stylish! good
  3. Zubr
    Zubr April 17 2018 15: 43
    +5
    Ala crazy max ... smile
  4. TRex
    TRex April 17 2018 15: 47
    +1
    This is not a BTR-152 at all. The old man had two bridges behind (based on the ZIL 151,157). It feels like the APC represented by 30-40 percent is less than 152. I do not want to rummage through all sorts of Wikipedia, etc., but, in my opinion, we see a converted English armored car.
    1. Wilderness
      Wilderness April 17 2018 15: 52
      0
      There was such a two-bridge predecessor of the BRDM-1, I saw it on television a long time ago. I'm afraid to make a mistake BTR-40? (Only not the one that is based on the PT-76)
      1. TRex
        TRex April 17 2018 15: 56
        +1
        The BTR-40 is based on the GAZ 63 all-terrain truck (the predecessor of the GAZ 66). And about the rest - maybe you mean the BTR-50?
        1. Wilderness
          Wilderness April 17 2018 15: 57
          0
          For sure! Thank!
          1. Forcecom
            Forcecom April 17 2018 16: 09
            0
            and yet it is the BTR-152, although it is heavily sawed, for example, paired tires were installed on the rear axles that protrude from the dimensions of the hull (apparently due to overloading of the structure), the BTR-40 differs in both the shape of the radiator grille and the hood and the shape of the armored housing.
      2. Borik
        Borik April 17 2018 16: 10
        +1
        No this on the BTR-40, he is even unlike.
        0
        here is the BTR-40 and BTR-152
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 17 2018 18: 53
      0
      Quote: TRex
      I do not want to rummage through all sorts of Wikipedia, etc., but, in my opinion, we see a converted English armored car.

      I don’t agree ... this is exactly the 152nd ... shortened, without one bridge.
  5. Forcecom
    Forcecom April 17 2018 15: 53
    +7

    somehow inspired
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim April 17 2018 16: 25
      +1
      Quote: Forcecom
      somehow inspired

      At this rarity you can Lenin on the hood, and a full fountain of enthusiasm, or Saddam, or who they now have in their leaders. laughing
    2. tank66
      tank66 April 17 2018 18: 29
      0
      Thank you for the reminder. Damn how old I am. Once, in 1975, when scrap metal was collected not as aggressively as in post-perestroika, going fishing, I passed a rusty skeleton, specifically such an apparatus. With a real combat biography.

      http://таинственноеоренбуржье.рф/2016/11/14/друга
      I'm-true-o-red-commander-f-po /
    3. armourer
      armourer April 17 2018 22: 35
      0
      With the tongue removed)))
    4. Separ DNR
      Separ DNR April 18 2018 21: 32
      +3
      Quote: Forcecom
      somehow inspired

      Because at that time it’s a masterpiece
  6. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 17 2018 16: 06
    0
    Cool theme .. Almost Bet Mobile .. Barmalei clearly in shock.
  7. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 April 17 2018 16: 16
    +1
    Hamer became a donor for grandfather! grandpa won't spoil the furrows
  8. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 April 17 2018 16: 36
    0
    Today this tyrchik is fighting for the Shiite militia, and at night - he goes for Yezidis for bread (for example). Only systematic disarmament (and after it also dispossession) of all sheikhs, shahs, and padishahs without exception will lead to peace under the tight control of the state. Otherwise, they will travel along Mesopotamia on these shaitan-wheelbarrows, setting their wild rules. To rot everyone and everyone, because bandits divorced - not measured.
    1. sedoj
      sedoj April 17 2018 20: 55
      +1
      Quote: Sergey-8848
      To rot everyone and everyone, because bandits divorced - not measured.

      It is necessary to rot to those who sit behind a puddle. When they die, then everything in the East will settle down.
  9. faiver
    faiver April 17 2018 17: 35
    0
    as I understand it, from the BTR-152 there’s only a converted armored housing, the base of another car, the Arab hand-made
  10. chingachguc
    chingachguc April 17 2018 18: 06
    0
    it’s not a modernization but a child prodigy
  11. bessonov932
    bessonov932 April 17 2018 18: 14
    +1
    We called him "crocodile"))) Sometimes we drove to the landfill - a purely vehicle. We liked it - if only not five!
  12. sabakina
    sabakina April 17 2018 21: 13
    0
    I believe that the BTR-157. And why in the film he could not overcome the hill, I can’t understand. "Zahar" finally "a monster!
  13. armourer
    armourer April 17 2018 22: 34
    0
    Like Lenin’s armored car
  14. Hiller
    Hiller April 17 2018 23: 18
    0
    the wheels on the rear bogie are instead of single-wheel and the system of centralized tire inflation is apparently dismantled, therefore the screens are hung
  15. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff April 18 2018 07: 08
    0
    A "power" steering remained old?