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#1 2xvetran

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 00:10

A nice pic of an Iraqi SP gun on the road to Baghdad in 2003. Posted Image

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:40

A nice pic of an Iraqi SP gun on the road to Baghdad in 2003. Posted Image

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Now THAT'S a fine looking piece of equipment!
Just the way it should be!Posted Image
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:31

Any idea what make of gun and vehicle ? South Africa - under the old Govt. broke many bans to supply the Middle East armies with our Howitzer and Sp system. Reckoned to be the most effective World wide. They did this to obtain oil.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:00

Any idea what make of gun and vehicle ? South Africa - under the old Govt. broke many bans to supply the Middle East armies with our Howitzer and Sp system. Reckoned to be the most effective World wide. They did this to obtain oil.



Hi,

The Iraqis had South African G5s delivered to them in the 1980s.

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#5 Chris Weeks

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 21:18

It's a French AU-F1 GCT, 155mm self-propelled gun.

The Iraqis bought huge amounts of weapons from anyone who would sell during the 1980s -- France probably led the way.
http://www.military-...lery/f1_gct.htm






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Posted 03 September 2010 - 22:18

It's a French AU-F1 GCT, 155mm self-propelled gun.

The Iraqis bought huge amounts of weapons from anyone who would sell during the 1980s -- France probably led the way.


Indeed... I remember in Desert Storm, we were told that anything coming from a certain direction were baddies... In the early morning a burst of 12.7mm was fired at an approaching gazelle helicopter, as was in the Iraqi weapons hand book... but this one was flown by our own French helicopter recon...

Red faces all around, but no problem as nothing was hit.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 23:03

Indeed... I remember in Desert Storm, we were told that anything coming from a certain direction were baddies... In the early morning a burst of 12.7mm was fired at an approaching gazelle helicopter, as was in the Iraqi weapons hand book... but this one was flown by our own French helicopter recon...

Red faces all around, but no problem as nothing was hit.


Sounds like you guys should have spent a bit more time on the rangePosted Image Scott.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 23:47

Any idea what make of gun and vehicle ? South Africa - under the old Govt. broke many bans to supply the Middle East armies with our Howitzer and Sp system. Reckoned to be the most effective World wide. They did this to obtain oil.


It's an AMX-30 AuF1 / GCT 155mm SPG



soz already answered in an above post


Regards Eddie

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 13:55

Being in Potchefstroom in the 1980's i remember people with white uniforms and lots of "Scrambled Eggs" being shown a G5 and G6 in a demonstration. Rumour had it they were Iraqi or Argentinian, I guess Iraqui coz of the Mirror aviator sunglasses and black handle bar moustaches. They placed an order and we were all very happy at the time. I also remember some of the shrapnel landed in the Breda stables and alot of complaining went on.
I was involved in the Directorate of Projects in the SADF, evaluating, buying and stealing ideas on how South Africa could beat the weapon imbargo, Gallil's from Israel, Leopard Tanks from West Germany and Buffels sold to Sri Lanka. Not to mention the nukes...hee hee, but I'm not sure if my secrets act has expired yet. Kind Regards Strapper.




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