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Iraq restores trophy tanks "Chieftain"

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Experiencing an acute shortage of armored vehicles, the Iraqi army decided to restore the captured British Tanks type "Chieftain" and the French BMP AMX-10P, reports Messenger of Mordovia.


Iraq restores trophy tanks "Chieftain"


“The first renovated Chiften left the factory workshops of the plant in Basra. They were taken there from the cemetery of military equipment of the old Iraqi army at the base in Taji, ”writes the publication with reference to military expert Yuri Lyamin.



In total, during the war with Iran, Hussein's army seized the order of 300 "Chiftenov". Many cars were intact.

"It is a fact when, in 1988, Iraq transferred to Jordan, then its ally, 90 tanks in very good condition," the author notes.

Before the invasion of the Americans in 2003, the tanks underwent a minimal improvement, but did not play a significant role in those events.



In today's events, cars play a responsible role: in close cooperation with the Chinese Type 69-II, the Russian T-72 and the American "Abrams" they will fight with the terrorist groups that have flooded the country.

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imp-navigator.livejournal.com, "Courage2004"
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 23 November 2015 11: 22
    16
    They still began to restore Austrian 155 mm howitzers there.



    As you can see, this is on the frames of the 155 mm GHN-45. During the Iran-Iraq war, these guns of the Austrian company Noricum, a subsidiary of Voest-Alpine, were purchased and used by both parties.

    1. Now we are free
      Now we are free 23 November 2015 11: 29
      +9
      In today's events, machines have a crucial role to play: in close cooperation with the Chinese Type 69-II, Russian T-72 and American "Abrams" they will fight against terrorist groups that have flooded the country.
      During the Iranian-Iraqi war "Chiefs" were the only worthy enemy of our T-72, the meeting of these two tanks often ended fatally because the shells of the T-72 and "Chieftain" were usually guaranteed to hit enemy vehicles. The story is an interesting thing, now they are in the same ranks against ISIS, the personnel of which is mainly the former military armies of Saddam ...
      1. cniza
        cniza 23 November 2015 11: 34
        +6
        Correctly done, not fat, they still serve.
        1. Dezinto
          Dezinto 23 November 2015 11: 39
          +4
          With military equipment is always the case. Is it necessary? - Lubricate and go. Donbas militia also took and started from the T-34 pedestal. Iron trunk in place? then it will serve more.
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      3. kil 31
        kil 31 23 November 2015 11: 37
        +2
        Now the Brits media will write happily; Amerskie, Russian and Chinese tanks are disgusting. Long live our armored vehicles, we are in front of the entire planet. Our old tanks are the best, and imagine what kind of "challenger"
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        2. Conductor
          Conductor 23 November 2015 11: 48
          -19 qualifying.
          Quote: Kil 31
          Now the Britons will happily write; Amer, Russian and Chinese tanks muck. Long live our armored vehicles, we are in front of the entire planet. Our old tanks are the best, and imagine what kind of "challenger"

          this is usually your media laughing
          1. provincial
            provincial 23 November 2015 12: 36
            0
            who is this in a short t-shirt, has become a european?
      4. Nick
        Nick 23 November 2015 11: 39
        +1
        Quote: Now we are free
        During the Iranian-Iraqi war "Chiefs" were the only worthy enemy of our T-72, the meeting of these two tanks often ended fatally because the shells of the T-72 and "Chieftain" were usually guaranteed to hit enemy vehicles. The story is an interesting thing, now they are in the same ranks against ISIS, the personnel of which is mainly the former military armies of Saddam ...

        Yes, such collisions. The good news is that Iraq has begun to harness and seriously prepare for hostilities with ISIS. So you look and overcome this infection with our help
      5. Kars
        Kars 23 November 2015 13: 46
        +3
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        Kars 23 November 2015 13: 47
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  2. ilyaches
    ilyaches 23 November 2015 11: 23
    +4
    Yeah, a miserable sight. On the other hand, if possible, why not take advantage. It is strange how ISIS did not seize them at one time.
    1. volot-voin
      volot-voin 23 November 2015 11: 42
      +1
      Quote: ilyaches
      Yeah, a miserable sight. On the other hand, if possible, why not take advantage. It is strange how ISIS did not seize them at one time.

      Maybe to Russia Iraq what old stuff to sell in terms of rearmament of the army.
      Let at least as if at least pressured by the IG.
      The government set by the Americans does not add to the army of patriotism, and many Iraqi army officers are fighting from the opposite side.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 23 November 2015 11: 42
      +7
      Cemeteries with equipment are physically located in the South. Shiites live there, IS at the first stage was afraid to go to Shiites. And then, Shiite settlements and cities fought back and were taken only in bloody and long battles.

      And if the IS went to the Shiites, there would be a felling for Najaf and Karbell - Samarra, Najaf and Karbell are three cities with the Greatest Shiite shrines in Iraq. The fighting and the threat of the seizure of these cities = the introduction of a regular Iranian army, and not the light forces of the KODS.
  3. kursk87
    kursk87 23 November 2015 11: 23
    +3
    In war, all means are good
  4. prabiz
    prabiz 23 November 2015 11: 26
    +2
    The main thing is that there should be no misfires!
  5. bronik
    bronik 23 November 2015 11: 28
    +2
    Anyone needs fire support, and this is a very useful option.
  6. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 23 November 2015 11: 30
    +2
    Everything that shoots can be used in action. If you do not set transcendental tasks.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 23 November 2015 11: 43
      +1
      Everything that shoots can be used in business

      It is possible, of course, but an important detail would be how to shoot (shells).
    2. Alexey Boukin
      Alexey Boukin 23 November 2015 12: 10
      +1
      There is a lot of such "everything that shoots" in Transnistria. The only problem is how to get it all out of there? ..
  7. roskot
    roskot 23 November 2015 11: 34
    +1
    We decided to restore. Apparently the shells drove up.
  8. Magic archer
    Magic archer 23 November 2015 11: 42
    +4
    Chieftain was the best western 60 tank. Good armor, the most powerful gun. The Jews wanted to buy them for their army, but the Americans sold their M-60. So with some modernization, this machine will still serve hi
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 23 November 2015 16: 04
      +1
      The British in 1969 refused to sell
      The chieftains of Israel are sanctions.
      Therefore, I had to extend the purchase of Patton M-60
      and start developing Merkava.
  9. Urals
    Urals 23 November 2015 11: 43
    10
    The car, although old but quite solid.
  10. Batia
    Batia 23 November 2015 11: 55
    +1
    In skillful hands "Chiefs" are a formidable weapon. And I am glad that Iraq is preparing them to fight ISIS.
  11. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 23 November 2015 12: 04
    +1
    Let's see how well they can be repaired! There is a suspicion that this is not for long. Let them pull another cat by the tail. Amerikosy do not allow Iraq to act independently.
  12. soroKING
    soroKING 23 November 2015 12: 22
    +1
    In skillful hands and yuh balalaika wassat
  13. Koresh
    Koresh 23 November 2015 12: 34
    +3
    Abrams, as I understand it, are over?
  14. magirus401
    magirus401 23 November 2015 12: 39
    +2
    the abrams have long been over, only the chieftains are left, and even those non-working
  15. Hydrograph
    Hydrograph 23 November 2015 12: 44
    +1
    To supplymen and repairmen problems with different types of weapons and to retrain fighters for new materiel. Probably England decided to make money on the supply of spare parts and shells.
  16. y-yz
    y-yz 23 November 2015 13: 19
    +2
    And how does the Messenger of Mordovia (http://vestnik-rm.ru) know this? In the border area or what? smile
    1. Normal ok
      Normal ok 23 November 2015 14: 51
      +2
      Quote: y-yz
      And how does the Messenger of Mordovia (http://vestnik-rm.ru) know this? In the border area or what? smile

      You see recently on the site. Herald of Mordovia knows everything laughing Even presidents consult with him.
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok 23 November 2015 14: 51
      0
      Quote: y-yz
      And how does the Messenger of Mordovia (http://vestnik-rm.ru) know this? In the border area or what? smile

      You see recently on the site. Herald of Mordovia knows everything laughing Even presidents consult with him.
  17. Nikolay71
    Nikolay71 23 November 2015 14: 47
    -1
    About the news related to armored vehicles the Bulletin of Mordovia knows almost better than anyone.
  18. mvg
    mvg 23 November 2015 15: 51
    +1
    Nonsense. 27 years have passed since the end of the war. Chieftains have never been produced on the territory of Iraq. They were no longer new .. Even the Ukrainians are hard to restore the T-80U, despite the fact that they were made in Kharkov. And they were "mothballed" and not thrown into the cemetery of the vtorchermet.
    We found a couple of "half-dead" tanks, and immediately "news-fake", a scribe for kittens-ISIS. The chiefs are coming. Where to get 120 mm RIFLE ammunition? If Iraq never had them. And how will they behave? Maybe they will explode right in the barrel ..
    Iraq is not so poor that the Chinese or Russia do not buy a used type. 69 or T-62, T-72 .. At 500-800 thousand. $ Per piece, and everyone is happy. Instead of buying F-16s from the USA for 36 million, you can take a half-tank tanchikoff, while the materiel is well-known ..
    1. Stanss
      Stanss 23 November 2015 18: 34
      0
      Have you read the text ??? "In total, during the war with Iran, Hussein's army captured about 300 Chieftains. Many vehicles were in good order."
  19. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 23 November 2015 16: 08
    0
    Here is the tank chief (large), donated by the British
    for the tank museum Latrun.
  20. alone
    alone 23 November 2015 18: 27
    0
    Having an acute shortage of armored vehicles, the Iraqi army decided to restore captured British tanks such as the Chieftain and the French BMX AMX-10P,


    It's clear. In one Mosul, Iraqi troops left the weapons and equipment of two full-fledged divisions for ISIS fighters. I myself saw an entire tank brigade in a "backwater and fight" state.
  21. Sasha75
    Sasha75 23 November 2015 19: 34
    0
    Why we don’t sell our old equipment, I guess it’s very simple that there are countries that promise to sell it at the price of scrap metal it’s me about the Ukrainians, and as a result, they again took all the money, plundered, but everyone knows the price and the prices are dropped, it makes no sense to sell it. There is still Belarus, we don’t know Saudi Arabia whether we are selling or not, but Old Man is selling everything and where this weapon and ammunition will go and correctly go to the igil justify that they really need ammunition for their army and the most interesting thing is our calibers, which they don’t have when was not.