162.Lebanese Armed Forces Vehicles: The T-54/55

A Lebanese Army T-54-2 during a military parade in the early 1990s.

A Lebanese Army T-54-2 during a military parade in the early 1990s.

A Lebanese Army T-54-2 in Beirut in the 1990s.

A Lebanese Army T-54-2 in Beirut in the 1990s.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade during the 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade during the 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade during the 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade during the 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade during the 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade during the 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade during the 1995 military parade. Note the Starfish roadwheels.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade during the 1995 military parade. Note the Starfish roadwheels.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the military parade in 2000.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the military parade in 2000.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the military parade in 2000.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the military parade in 2000.

A line up of Lebanese Army T-55 tanks of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the military parade in 2000.

A line up of Lebanese Army T-55 tanks of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the military parade in 2000.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the military parade in 2000.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the military parade in 2000.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010.

A Lebanese Army Volvo NL12 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army Volvo NL12 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army Volvo NL12 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-55 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-55 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army Volvo NL12 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-55 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-55 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-55 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-55 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-55 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-55 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-55 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-55 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-54 of the 9th Mechanized Brigade, Southern Lebanon, April 2010. The T-54 is an ex-Lebanese Forces militia tank.

A Lebanese Army T-55 with a KMT-5M mine clearing device,2000s.

A Lebanese Army T-55 with a KMT-5M mine clearing device,2000s.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks during a military exercise, 2000s.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks during a military exercise, 2000s.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks during a military parade in the early 1990s.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks during a military parade in the early 1990s.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank during a military exercise, 2000s.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank during a military exercise, 2000s.

Lebanese Army MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with LAF T-55s, Matn district, June 16, 2010.

Lebanese Army MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with LAF T-55s, Matn district, June 16, 2010.

A Lebanese Army Volvo NL12 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a LAF T-55, Matn district, September 5, 2011. The T-55 snorkel still bears its original sand color revealing the Libyan origin of this tank.

A Lebanese Army Volvo NL12 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade with a LAF T-55, Matn district, September 5, 2011. The T-55 snorkel still bears its original sand color revealing the Libyan origin of this tank.

Samer Kassis next to Lebanese Army T-55s of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

Samer Kassis next to Lebanese Army T-55s of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army T-55 tanks of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army T-55 tanks of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks in Tyre region, October 2006.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks in Tyre region, October 2006.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks in Tyre region, September 2006.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks in Tyre region, September 2006.

A Lebanese Army T-55 during Nahr El Bared battle in 2007. Note the VAB of the Maghaweer Regiment in the Background.

A Lebanese Army T-55 during Nahr El Bared battle in 2007. Note the VAB of the Maghaweer Regiment in the Background.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Naqoura, August 15, 2010.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Naqoura, August 15, 2010.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 21, 2012.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 21, 2012.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STR

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STR

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 21, 2012.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 21, 2012.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012.  (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-54 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer   )

A Lebanese Army T-54 in Tripoli, August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer )

A Lebanese Army T-55 crew in Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood, in Tripoli, northern Lebanon October 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

A Lebanese Army T-55 crew in Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood, in Tripoli, northern Lebanon October 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, December 05, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, December 05, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, December 05, 2012.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, December 05, 2012.

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 12th Mechanized Brigade in Tripoli, December 06, 2012. AFP PHOTO / STR

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 12th Mechanized Brigade in Tripoli, December 06, 2012. AFP PHOTO / STR

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 12th Mechanized Brigade in Tripoli, December 06, 2012. AFP PHOTO / STR

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 12th Mechanized Brigade in Tripoli, December 06, 2012. AFP PHOTO / STR

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 12th Mechanized Brigade in Tripoli, May 20, 2013. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

A Lebanese Army T-55 of the 12th Mechanized Brigade in Tripoli, May 20, 2013. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54-3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade in Abra, June 24, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Saida, June 28, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Saida, June 28, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54 in Tripoli, June 28, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-54 in Tripoli, June 28, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, early July, 2013.

A Lebanese Army T-55 in Tripoli, early July, 2013.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at a military checkpoint.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at a military checkpoint.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at a military checkpoint.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at a military checkpoint.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank at a military checkpoint, August 2008.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank at a military checkpoint, August 2008.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at a military checkpoint, October 2008.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at a military checkpoint, October 2008.

Lebanese Army T-54 and Tiran 4 tanks at a military spot in the mountains.

Lebanese Army T-54 and Tiran 4 tanks at a military spot in the mountains.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank on a Lebanese Army Volvo NL12 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade, July 2009.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank on a Lebanese Army Volvo NL12 Tank Transporter of the Transport Brigade, July 2009.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at a military spot.

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at a military spot.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank at a military checkpoint in Chtaura.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank at a military checkpoint in Chtaura.

Lebanese Army T-54 and Tiran 4 tanks at a military spot in the Bekaa Valley.

Lebanese Army T-54 and Tiran 4 tanks at a military spot in the Bekaa Valley.

Lebanese Army T-54 tanks of the 1rst Armored Regiment at a military spot in the Bekaa Valley, August 2007.

Lebanese Army T-54 tanks of the 1rst Armored Regiment at a military spot in the Bekaa Valley, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank at a military spot in the Bekaa Valley, October 2011.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank at a military spot in the Bekaa Valley, October 2011.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank at a military spot in the Bekaa Valley, October 2011.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank at a military spot in the Bekaa Valley, October 2011.

Lebanese Army T-54 and Tiran 4 tanks at the Mdeyrej Bridge, April 2006.

Lebanese Army T-54 and Tiran 4 tanks at the Mdeyrej Bridge, April 2006.

Lebanese Army T-54 and Tiran 4 tanks of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Mdeyrej Bridge, June 2008.

Lebanese Army T-54 and Tiran 4 tanks of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Mdeyrej Bridge, June 2008.

A Lebanese Army Tiran 4 tank at the Mdeyrej Bridge, Februery 2007.

A Lebanese Army Tiran 4 tank at the Mdeyrej Bridge, Februery 2007.

Lebanese Army T-54  tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Mdeyrej Bridge, May 2008.

Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Mdeyrej Bridge, May 2008.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Mdeyrej Bridge, January 2006.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Mdeyrej Bridge, January 2006.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank at the Mdeyrej Bridge,

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank at the Mdeyrej Bridge,

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at the Mdeyrej Bridge,

Lebanese Army T-55 tanks at the Mdeyrej Bridge,

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Mdeyrej Bridge, February 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Mdeyrej Bridge, February 2007.

A Lebanese Army Tiran 4 tank at the Mdeyrej Bridge, February 2007.

A Lebanese Army Tiran 4 tank at the Mdeyrej Bridge, February 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, February 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, February 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, April 2008.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, April 2008.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, April 2008.

A Lebanese Army T-54 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, April 2008.

A Lebanese Army Tiran 4 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army Tiran 4 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2007.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2010.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, August 2010.

Lebanese Army T-54 & Tiran 4 tanks of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, December 2007.

Lebanese Army T-54 & Tiran 4 tanks of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, December 2007.

A Lebanese Army Tiran 4 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, October 2008.

A Lebanese Army Tiran 4 tank of the 1rst Armored Regiment at the Dahr Al Baidar military checkpoint, October 2008.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank in southern Lebanon, May 2010.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank in southern Lebanon, May 2010.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank in southern Lebanon, October 2009.

A Lebanese Army T-55 tank in southern Lebanon, October 2009.

 

 

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