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#41 alejandro_

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 1432 PM

Very good observation. Bricks seem to be misaligned.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 1623 PM

Where is that T-72 picture from?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 0615 AM

Where is that T-72 picture from?




DR of Congo. I chose it because it shows the ERA scheme in the turret very clearly.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 1031 AM

Syrian ZSU-23-4 being used in the streets of Douma. Can the gunner fine-tune the trigger to shoot almost single shots?




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Posted 12 February 2012 - 1036 AM

Unidentified (help here?) Syrian tanks firing in Baba Amr on February 10:

Note the good position the cameraman have. If he only had a RPG-7....



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Posted 12 February 2012 - 1344 PM

The pucker factor for the cameraman when the ZSU-23 pointed at him must have be pretty big, don't move, just smile and wear the right flag.....

The pictures of Assad on each side of the barrels made me think: "These peace loving bullets given to you from your loving President"

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 2321 PM

Two more pics of Syrian T-72s:

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Shot at 2012-02-16

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 0520 AM

Two more pics of Syrian T-72s:



So far, no traces of those T-72 upgraded by Galileo! apparently they belong to 105 president's brigade and are based in Damascus:

Jane's Defence Weekly
August 6, 2003
By Alon Ben-David, JDW Correspondent, Tel Aviv

The Syrian Armed Forces are upgrading a brigade of T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs) and have acquired some 1500 Kornet-E anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), intelligence sources in the region have told Jane's Defence Weekly.

Syria signed in 1998 a contract with Galileo Avionica of Italy - a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica - to upgrade 122 T-72 MBTs. The estimated value of the contract is some $200 million. The upgrade includes installing Galileo's Tank Universal Reconfiguration Modular System T-series tank (TURMS-T) fire-control system (FCS).TURMS-T is a modular third-generation computerised day/ thermal FCS especially developed for the fire-control modernisation/ upgrade of Russian-originated T-family tanks. The system includes gunner's and commander's stabilised sights (both with second-generation infra-red cameras) and a new turret-management computer and set of sensors, so that the gun stabilisation and accuracy is improved to the level of latest-generation tanks, even in move-to-move firing. The upgrade includes installing new armour and an attachment for the Russian KBP Instrument Design Bureau 9K119 Reflecks (AT-11) ATGM, which is fired through the T-72's 125mm smoothbore main gun. The armour and missile attachment are supplied by undisclosed subcontractors to Galileo. The upgrade programme began last year, with all of the systems now delivered to Syria. Installation of the systems is being conducted in-country, with about half of the T-72s modernised to date. A Finmeccanica spokesperson declined to comment on any details regarding the Syrian upgrade.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 0018 AM

I guess a Molotov wouldn't do all that much against the angry Shilka if it's buttoned up?

By my count, the resistance has destroyed:

Three T-72s. Possibly five, but footage isn't clear if they're showing the same tank in a different state later on (burnt out, turret popped, different angle, and so on)
Two T-55s

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 1621 PM

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BMP-1 with "extra armour".

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 1747 PM

Looks like that BMP is to reprise its amphibious role, hence the fenders. :)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 0819 AM

Wouldn't that "extra armour" snag on the moving tracks? I can see some model kits being made from this scene :D

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 0147 AM

Not an armor picture but:
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Have these guys heard about "backblast"?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 2306 PM

Rebels in Homs, Syria taking a page from Libyan rebels:
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 2231 PM

Village of Deera March 4, 2012
Good shot of what appears to be an unimproved T-72 without the external fuel tanks although the set-up is there. Nice view of rear-turret. It indeed seems to be a small target compared to Western tanks.



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Posted 04 March 2012 - 2254 PM

Rebels in Homs, Syria taking a page from Libyan rebels:
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Rebels in Homs, Syria taking a page from Libyan rebels:
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Whatever the hell that is versus T-55s and T-72s along with a plethora of BMPs and ZSUs....those rebels are definitely not on the upper hand. And the Syrian Air Force hasn't even been utilized yet either.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 0348 AM

BMP-1 hit by RPG? followed by the usual Allah Wabkar... it does get very irritating after the 70th time...



Second BMP fires towards cameraman



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Posted 23 March 2012 - 0744 AM

Second BMP fires towards cameraman

http://www.youtube.c...d&v=cbu-i_BSzLU

#1 lesson for wannabe combat cameramen: When you see a long pole-like thing with a hole in the end pointed at you, move! :rolleyes:

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#59 Rod

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 1106 AM

Maybe we need a new drinking game...every time you hear Allah Akbar after a mujahedin scores a tank you take a sip of your favorite drink...:)


BMP-1 hit by RPG? followed by the usual Allah Wabkar... it does get very irritating after the 70th time...



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Posted 23 March 2012 - 1143 AM

So you start chugging as soon as you press play? :P




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