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In Libya, began to restore obsolete armored vehicles

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At the recent military parade of Field Marshal Khalif Haftar’s troops in the Benghazi region (Libya), among the numerous samples of various equipment, medium Tanks T-62, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




These machines were the basis of the combat power of Libyan ground forces for many years, their delivery to the country began in the first half of the 70's.

The Soviet leadership believed that the Gaddafi army would use such equipment to "resist international imperialism and Israel." However, the first armed conflict where the T-62 were used was the July war of 1977, which was forgotten today, against Egypt, which also had sixty-two units in service.

In the eighties, combat vehicles were involved in the Libyan operation in Chad.

“At the beginning of the 2000s, the Libyan army had T-350 units around 62 at its disposal. True, most of them were withdrawn from the troops and concentrated on storage bases. Therefore, during the 2011 events of the year, T-72 and T-55 more often hit the lenses of cameras and video cameras, ”the publication says.

Today, Haftar’s army is experiencing a shortage of armored vehicles due to the ongoing intra-Libyan conflict, so the military began to restore those remaining in the warehouses of the T-62.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 May 2018 13: 05
    +2
    The war in Syria has shown that you can fight on old technology, the main thing is who is sitting in it and if you want to be alive, think about modernization.
    1. Servisinzhener
      Servisinzhener 16 May 2018 13: 09
      +4
      Who are you fighting with is also important. If with the same self-proclaimed field marshal, then the T-62 is more than enough. In a collision with a stronger and more equipped enemy, these tanks will not particularly help.
      1. hrych
        hrych 16 May 2018 13: 49
        +2
        Quote: Servisinzhener
        In a collision with a stronger and more equipped enemy, these tanks will not particularly help.
        What about the checkbook?
        1. otstoy
          otstoy 17 May 2018 17: 21
          +1
          Watching who you’re fighting. If with the DPRK, then you can checkbook immediately into the trash.
      2. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 16 May 2018 21: 03
        0
        Quote: Servisinzhener
        Who are you fighting with is also important. If with the same self-proclaimed field marshal, then the T-62 is more than enough. In a collision with a stronger and more equipped enemy, these tanks will not particularly help.

        And you against any opponent as you prefer, on foot or at least on an old, but armor?
        And if the old armor is not on its own, but in addition and under the control of a new one, it’s generally good.
        1. Servisinzhener
          Servisinzhener 17 May 2018 11: 04
          0
          I believe that with whom the confrontation will be crucial. If a more technologically advanced opponent, then the sense of the old armor will be near-zero. What with the old tank, what without the tank, what on foot. And the conflict in Syria proved it perfectly, from the video of the destruction of manpower. pickup trucks and Islamist tanks from our helicopters and airplanes.
    2. Dam
      Dam 16 May 2018 13: 42
      +2
      The most important weapon is the man himself. Husits ​​to you as an example. And any technique will live in good hands. See you soon Gaddafi 2: 0
      1. Strashila
        Strashila 16 May 2018 13: 55
        +3
        Gaddafi’s accounts have already been reported ... they simply plundered, were frozen ... grabbed, but there is practically no money in the accounts.
        1. svp67
          svp67 16 May 2018 21: 28
          0
          Quote: Strashila
          they were simply plundered

          Yes you what? And where were they stored? Probably in Russia?
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 16 May 2018 13: 13
    +2
    While the technique is able to withstand a potential adversary and solve problems efficiently, it is wrong to consider it obsolete in this particular case. The experience of CAA shows this clearly.
  3. Lerych
    Lerych 16 May 2018 13: 48
    +3
    Field Marshal - it sounds !!! How many victories, over whom and when? What is not GENERALISSIMUS so far? ;))
    1. Servisinzhener
      Servisinzhener 16 May 2018 15: 20
      0
      A flaw however. And as if the Generalisimus Khalif Haftar of Benghazi sounded
    2. svp67
      svp67 16 May 2018 21: 30
      0
      Quote: Lerych
      How many victories, over whom and when?

      Your attitude is strange, in principle, to the USUAL military rank ...
  4. Topotun
    Topotun 16 May 2018 14: 31
    +2
    Does Libya have any options? That is being restored, especially since our equipment has a decent margin for modernization ....
  5. Capiton
    Capiton 16 May 2018 14: 31
    0
    The main gun, armor can be strengthened with sandbags, sheathed with iron corners, gratings
  6. Hiller
    Hiller 16 May 2018 21: 16
    0
    Well, the Basmachi identity is not abrams .. so that the T-62 will be out of place
  7. otstoy
    otstoy 17 May 2018 17: 18
    +1
    Do it right. All regional conflicts in this century have proven that the T-62 is the best tank.