Military Review

Iraqis have turned the M113 BTR into combat support vehicles

The craftsmen of the Iraqi army installed twin automatic guns ZU-113-23 on the M2 armored personnel carriers left by the US military, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

The 23 mm quick-fire anti-aircraft guns were placed in protected rotating towers. For a better view of their equipped with bulletproof windows.

Measures were also taken to further protect the hulls of the armored vehicles themselves — anti-cumulative screens were installed in the side and frontal projections.

Thanks to the work done, outdated armored vehicles gained, in fact, a new life, continuing to serve as fire support vehicles. Recall, the ZU-23-2 automatic guns allow you to effectively fight with the enemy at a distance of 2 kilometers.

Earlier, in Iraq, the American M113 also met, armed with Soviet installations ZPU-2 of caliber 14,5 mm, which were successfully used by government forces in combat operations against terrorist groups.

In addition, for the same purposes, the chassis of the Soviet “Kvadrat” complexes, which remained in Iraq from Saddam Hussein’s army, were used. On tracked vehicles also mounted various weapon, including the aforementioned "zushki", protected them with sheets of steel and sent into battle.

Today, the Iraqi Armed Forces receive modern military equipment from the Russian Federation (Tanks T-90S, BMP-3, heavy flamethrowers), however, they are not in a hurry to refuse from independently modernized machines.
Photos used:

Subscribe to our Telegram channel, regularly additional information about the special operation in Ukraine, a large amount of information, videos, something that does not fall on the site:

Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Strashila
    Strashila 20 September 2018 16: 06
    I sit high ... I look far.
  2. Baribal
    Baribal 20 September 2018 16: 16
    It is not very clear why this mosquito net is called an anti-cumulative screen and what it can save from.
    1. faiver
      faiver 20 September 2018 16: 22
      under the mosquito net
      1. Baribal
        Baribal 20 September 2018 16: 30
        So I’m talking about them, you didn’t think that by a mosquito net I meant this green masked holey rag.
    ANCIENT 20 September 2018 16: 24
    it was necessary to put the blade stole, as on a bulldozer, so that there were fewer 'dead zones' to protect the chassis in front.
  4. Andrey Vitalyevich
    Andrey Vitalyevich 20 September 2018 18: 10
    the need for inventions is cunning ... protection, of course, nothing .... but in Syria everything is in embankments and dumps, so because of them the height of this miracle is quite justified: he leaned out from behind the shaft, collapsed the target and back behind the parapet ...
  5. Graz
    Graz 22 September 2018 11: 37
    the front grille has nothing to do with anti-cumulative screens, I don’t know what’s on the side of the car with 2 photos