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Uralvagonzavod T-72 M1 'Asad Babil'

Uralvagonzavod T-72 M1 in Deadly Closure, Movie, 2010 IMDB

Class: Others, Military armored vehicle — Model origin: SU — Built in: IQ — Made for: IRQ

Uralvagonzavod T-72 M1 'Asad Babil'

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s13a RU

2020-01-12 02:46

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Stock photo of Iraqi Army's 9th Mechanized Division in a ( supposedly ) locally produced T-72 M1 main battle tank which was known as 'Asad Babil'
[Image: 1280px-iraqi_t-72_tanks.jpg]
Link to "www.businessinsider.com"

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mike962

2020-01-12 12:09

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it was the downgrade of a downgrade of anothe downgrade ...


its story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7NVRTlAkx0

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mike962

2020-01-12 12:15

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we put producer as TAJI ?

it's a tank maintance facility

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Taji

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mike962

2020-01-14 15:55

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:hello:

kegare JP

2020-01-14 16:15

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mike962 wrote we put producer as TAJI ?

it's a tank maintance facility

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Taji



Or maybe we should just list it as Uralvagonzavod built in Iraq? That page doesn't mention that these tanks were manufactured there.

-- Last edit: 2020-01-14 16:16:07

mike962

2020-01-14 16:47

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more info on productions


we could perhaps list it in its original russian desination and add Build in Iraq , made for iraq

Quote Production history
According to Russian sources, an informal agreement was in place between the Iraqi government and a Polish company as early as 1982. The deal comprised the assembly of 250 T-72Ms from imported hulls, in order to avoid the embargo. However, the process actually consisted of final assembly of complete knock down kits, rather than a true production line. By September 1982, the Soviet Union started to provide other T-72 components covertly via Poland, to upgrade the Iraqi tanks. The Baath regime had also bought a handful of very basic T-72B models from the USSR during president Bakr's last year in power (1979); the only T-72s imported outright by the Iraqis. About 60 T-72s were lost in the war with Iran. By the time of the beginning of the production in the Taji factory, several hundred T-72s were in active service in the Iraqi Army. Nevertheless, the tanks were upgraded to T-72M1A standards (in the case of the few of basic model) or (in the case of the assembled from Polish hulls) refurbished and modified in the Taji complex between 1989 and 1990.[1]

The steel plant in Taji, built by a West German company in 1986, manufactured steel for several military uses and met the standards to retrofit and rebuild tanks already on duty in the Iraqi Army, such as the T-54/55 and T-62. The first locally-assembled T-72 came off the production line in early 1989, after a license agreement was achieved with a Polish contractor to provide essential parts.[3]

The United Nations imposed an arms embargo following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, which soon limited the complex activity to the production of spare parts for the Lions and other tanks in the Iraqi arsenal.[3]

In most aspects, the Lion of Babylon is physically identical to the basic T-72M.[4] The Iraqi tank was upgraded to T-72M1A features with the addition of laminated armor on the front slope and rear as protection against HEAT projectiles.[5] A few examples featured a laser rangefinder for its 125 mm smoothbore main gun. American military intelligence believed some of them also featured Belgian-made thermal sights.[6] These same sources claim the tank was also provided with a better track protection against sand and mud than the Soviet T-72, by reducing the original number of dampers.[7][8] Some of them carried a crude detachable pipe device made by the Iraqis in order to use the exhausts to blow up sand or dust to dig-in the tank.[9] It's widely known that the tank had some kind of electro-optical interference pods of Chinese origin.[10][11] As secondary armament, the tank mounted either the NSV or the DShK 12.7 mm machinegun and the coaxial 7.62 mm PKT common to all models of T-72.




https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Lion_of_Babylon_tank#Production_history

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