Monday, March 23, 2015

Iraqi Army armor of interest at Camp Taji

Iraqi Army tanks and armored personnel carriers seen during Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi's 22MAR15 tour of Camp Taji:

Ukraine-supplied Iraqi Army BTR-4 "Bucephalus" 8x8 wheeled armored personnel carriers

Iraqi Army BTR-4 armored personnel carriers festooned with slat armor

Live-fire demonstration of BTR-4 main armament

Inside a BTR-4: Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi (left) with Iraqi Army 9th Division Commander Staff Maj. Gen. Qassim Jassim Nazal Al-Maliki (right, wearing beret). The BTR-4 type APC has seen a checkered service record with the Iraqi Army, with the Iraqi defense minister being informed of rectification efforts toward resolving technical faults.

Iraqi Army M1A1M main battle tank bearing turret unit markings of what could denote 34th Armored Brigade, Iraqi Army 9th Division.

Refurbished examples of Saddam-era Iraqi Army armor, including upgraded Type 69-II series main battle tank, and MT-LB armored personnel carrier appearing to mount 107 mm MLRS of possible Iranian origin.

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