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#21 Rod

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 1014 AM

Better move these posts to the FFZ where there is a thread already:

http://208.84.116.22...pic=33833&st=60




It is indeed a watershed moment in the Arab world, more so than the pan Arab movement led by Nasser, which was very much a small coterie of revolutionaries. How the US and Israel respond to these developments will be of great significance.



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Posted 29 April 2011 - 0013 AM

Oh for fucks sake, stick to what you know.
Syria is awash with digital cameras, memory cards, video cameras and mobile phones just as much as Egypt was/is.

Just because you've got your 'OMG scary Middle East dictatorship' goggles on doesn't mean the place isn't awash with vast hoards of western tourists, in fact the tourists are almost as bad as in Egypt there.


You mean that there's a chance that I could someday see Krak des Chevaliers for myself? :excl:

I've also been under the impression that western types weren't overly welcome there, but I suppose that even evil dictatorships want tourist industry bucks.

So, modern armor experts, I'm getting the impression that Syria has no tanks newer than T-72's? Is that confirmable?

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 0102 AM

Yep.

TBH,k few countries have newer tanks than T-72 ;)

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 1000 AM

You mean that there's a chance that I could someday see Krak des Chevaliers for myself? :excl:

I've also been under the impression that western types weren't overly welcome there, but I suppose that even evil dictatorships want tourist industry bucks.

So, modern armor experts, I'm getting the impression that Syria has no tanks newer than T-72's? Is that confirmable?


You most definitely can see the Krak d Chevaliers, it is one of the major tourist sights in the country, I drove there with a honeymooning Australian couple only a year ago.
As I've said before, Syria is the only country I've ever stopped telling people I was Australian because there were so damned many of them around.
For an example of Small-World-Syndrome, the shitty little place I was staying at, in the shitty little port of Lattakia, had in the same maybe twenty room hotel, another bloke from Darwin, a town of about 90,000 people on the other side of the world.

Lots of Americans there too.

Damascus is pretty much the #1 place on Earth for students of Arabic to go and live, absolutely everyone has done it

Perhaps hold off for a few months though :P

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 1251 PM

Is that a T-72 with ERA blocks?

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 1446 PM

Hard to tell. My "snap AFV-ID" says T-62 with that weird ERA array. It looks to tall and squished to be a T-72, but then it could just be an artifact of the video.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 0424 AM

Hard to tell. My "snap AFV-ID" says T-62 with that weird ERA array. It looks to tall and squished to be a T-72, but then it could just be an artifact of the video.


I would say the same. There seems to be a laser range finder on top of the gun, which is typical in modern T-55/62 variants.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 0532 AM

It seems to be a T-55AMV. But...the main gun is a bit too long for me.

Edited by Cougar 6, 03 May 2011 - 0536 AM.


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Posted 03 May 2011 - 1623 PM

In the picture that I posted, the extractor it seems to be in the middle of the gun barrel, thus I thought either T-62 or T-72.


It seems to be a T-55AMV. But...the main gun is a bit too long for me.



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Posted 05 May 2011 - 1742 PM

In the picture that I posted, the extractor it seems to be in the middle of the gun barrel, thus I thought either T-62 or T-72.


it is t-55 on the photo - 200%.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 1819 PM

The Syrians put long 115-125mm guns on their T-55s?

I agree with you for the most part. The gap between the first and second roadwheels on the far side track is compelling. But the length and shape of the gun tube is odd.

I just call them all "targets". B)

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 2301 PM

A BMP-1 with sandbags n the Baba Amr area of Homs:


Column of BMP-1s moving towards the coastal city of Baniyas. Clip goes dark after 0:15.


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 2336 PM

This photo from the Syrian uprising may be the best Syrian T-72 photo I've seen to date:

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 0819 AM

Which vehicle is this? I see a BMP-1 in the background but what is the other one? AFAIK Syria does not have Tunguska.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 0822 AM

Which vehicle is this? I see a BMP-1 in the background but what is the other one? AFAIK Syria does not have Tunguska.

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Its a ZSU-23-4

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 0840 AM

With radars in the travel position and either missing a set of gun tubes or they are just lined up to look like a it.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 2343 PM

Here are two of the best pics to appear so far showing Syrian T-72As in the revolt. This is especially interesting to those of us that have been around the block a time or two...pics of Syrian T-72As would have been big news in the old days since back then, they were held pretty close to the (Soviet) vest.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 1531 PM

BMP-1 captured by Syrian rebels and put to use:



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Posted 02 February 2012 - 0316 AM

Another photo of T-72AV

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 1231 PM

Feel free to correct me, but that's not standard K-1 deployment on the turret is it?




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