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#6261 JohnAbrams21

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 0536 AM

Anyone know when Iraq received T-72s? I was just watching a news video from 1980 on the first weeks of the Iran/Iraq war on the ThamesTV YouTube channel and in the video, two trucks with trailers went past, each Hauling early model T-72s with the Flipper armor plates.
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#6262 bojan

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 0542 AM

1981 IIRC.


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 0554 AM

1981 IIRC.

Check out this video and circa 1:55-1:57
https://youtu.be/GE8b_3yvoKc
Video from February 10th 1980 newscast.
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#6264 arcweasel

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 1326 PM

Anyone know when Iraq received T-72s? I was just watching a news video from 1980 on the first weeks of the Iran/Iraq war on the ThamesTV YouTube channel and in the video, two trucks with trailers went past, each Hauling early model T-72s with the Flipper armor plates.

I think 1979-1980 for initial deliveries from Russia, with larger scale deliveries form 1982.

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#6265 Nikolas93TS

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Posted Yesterday, 10:44 AM

According to Zaloga, Iraq purchased its first batch of 100 T-72 Ural from USSR in 1979-1980. Subsequent delivery, this time T-72M, came from Poland in 1982, and later T-72M1. 


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#6266 JohnAbrams21

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Posted Yesterday, 01:22 PM

Thanks guys.
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#6267 shep854

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Posted Today, 04:31 PM

Chieftain and Challenger gamboling around in a Type 59:


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