History of Soviet tanks
Posted 19 October 2019 - 0536 AM
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.
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.