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  • Gulf War I

    The first Gulf War was led by the forces of the United States, and those of Iraq that followed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein 's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. The United Nations forces, called the Coalition, expelled Iraqi troops from Kuwait in March 1991.

    Coalition forces movements

    Battle of Khafji

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    Last edited by Tanker; 06-18-2016, 12:26 PM.

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    Type-69 tank taken over by coalition forces.


    • MikeGarcia
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      In 1981, Iraq signed a massive contract with China for 2,700 of these tanks, 1,000 of which would come through the black market. The tank was first used in the East Mysan battles on 4 November 1982. These copies of the Soviet T-55 proved to be inferior especially in terms of armor quality, a problem that was mainly manifest when confronted with anti-tank weapons. According to Iraqi armor officers, another issue with these tanks was its elevated noise, as the engine was very loud and the treads produced a high squeaking sound when moving on paved roads that was noticeable several kilometers away.

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    Destroyed Iraqi T-55s

    Jalibah Airfield

    Destroyed Type-69 and what seems to be a Strela SAM in the background
    Last edited by Tanker; 06-16-2016, 03:29 PM.


    • #4
      Destroyed T-55 with turret flown off.


      • #5
        Iraqi Type 69 near an oilfield in Kuwait


        • #6
          Destroyed 2K12 Kub SAM


          • #7
            A destroyed Iraqi tank rests near a series of oil-well fires during the Gulf War, on March 9, 1991, in northern Kuwait.


            • #8
              Abandoned Iraqi Type 69


              • #9
                Type 69 destroyed by the French 6th Light Armored Division.


                • #10
                  Destroyed T-54A or Type 59


                  • #11
                    Destroyed T-55 outside Kuwait


                    • #12
                      Destroyed Iraqi tank


                      • #13
                        US M198 Artillery


                        • #14
                          Knocked out Iraqi T-72, US M1 Abrams in the background.


                          • #15
                            Colalition troops advancing on M110 203mm howitzers.