The Syrian Army 1960 Military Parade

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A Syrian Army T-54-3 tank, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army T-54-3 tanks, Damascus, 1960.

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A Syrian Army T-34-85 tank, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army T-34-85 tanks, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army BTR-152V2 APCs, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army RM-51 (vz.51) 130mm MRL mounted on Praga V3S trucks, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army 152mm ML-20s towed by YaAZ-210 trucks, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army 152mm ML-20s towed by YaAZ-210 trucks, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army 122mm M-30 howitzers towed by Praga V3S trucks, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army 57mm AZP S-60 AA guns towed by ZIL-157 trucks, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army 100mm KS-19 AA guns towed by KrAZ-214 trucks, Damascus, 1960.

A Syrian Army czechoslovakian made 85mm type 52-K AA gun, Damascus, 1960.

A Syrian Army Czechoslovakian made 85mm type 52-K AA gun, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army 37mm type 61-K M1939 AA guns, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army 37mm type 61-K M1939 AA guns, Damascus, 1960.

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Syrian Army ZPU-2 early production AA guns towed by GAZ-63 trucks, Damascus, 1960.

 

A Joint Article by Chadi Rachid & Mathieu Morant

The 5 Ton Truck in Lebanon (10): The International 4000 Series

Although considered as a 5 Ton truck, the International 4000 Series is more a 3 to 5 Ton truck:

 

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Brigade, May 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, May 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Brigade carrying a M1008, November 9, 2011.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment carrying an M1008, November 9, 2011.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intervention Regiment, International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Brigade.and a Land Rover Series III SWB of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intervention Regiment, International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Brigade.and a Land Rover Series III SWB of the 1rst Mechanized Regiment.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intrvention Regiment with International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Brigade, November 2011.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intervention Regiment with International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment, November 2011.

Lebanese Army International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment, September 2012

Lebanese Army International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment, September 2012

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck and a MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transportation Regiment, January 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck and a MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transportation Regiment, January 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, March 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, March 2013.

Lebanese Army International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment and a Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the Logistics Brigade, March 2013.

Lebanese Army International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment and a Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the Logistics Brigade, March 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, August 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, August 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, February 2014.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, February 2014.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, April 2014.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, April 2014.

 

Sources: Lebanese Army website & personal archives.

The 5 Ton Truck in Lebanon (8): The M939 Series

In the context of the United States aid program dedicated to the Lebanese Army, the Logistic Brigade received in the port of Beirut 38 vehicles composed of M925 and M925A1 5-Tons cargo trucks.

In the context of the United States aid program dedicated to the Lebanese Army, the Logistic Brigade received in the port of Beirut 38 vehicles composed of M925 and M925A1 5-Tons cargo trucks.

A batch of newly Lebanese Army delivered M931 tractor trucks with M969 fuel trailers and an M936A1 wrecker truck in Beirut Seaport, September 20, 2012. The Wrecker in the background is

A batch of newly Lebanese Army delivered M931 tractor trucks with M969 fuel trailers and an M936A1 wrecker truck in Beirut Seaport, September 20, 2012.

 

Source:Lebanese Army Website

Saif Abdullah

Some photos gathered from the net about the largest military exercise in the history of Saudi Arabia, “Saif Abdullah”, literally “Sword of Abdullah”, held in April 2014:

Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the closing parade.

RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAPs during the closing parade.

RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAPs during the closing parade.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAP during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAP during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

A RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV SFV version MRAPs heading for exercise.

RSLV M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the exercise.

RSLV M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the exercise.

RSLV M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the exercise.

RSLV M-ATV Special Force Vehicle version MRAPs during the exercise.

RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAPs during the closing parade.

RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAPs during the closing parade.

A RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the closing parade.

A RSLF M-ATV SFV version MRAP during the closing parade.

RSLF M1097A2 shelter carrier communication vehicles during the closing parade.

RSLF M1097A2 shelter carrier communication vehicles during the closing parade.

RSLF M1025A2 HMMWVs and M1 Abrams MBTs during the exercise.

RSLF M1025A2 HMMWVs and M1 Abrams MBTs during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1025A2 HMMWV during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1025A2 HMMWV during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1044 HMMWV disembarking.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1044 HMMWV disembarking.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1044 HMMWV disembarking.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1044 HMMWV disembarking.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV during the exercise.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV between M728 CEVs and M163 VADs during the closing parade.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV between M728 CEVs and M163 VADs during the closing parade.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV preceding M728 CEVs during the closing parade.

A Royal Saudi Land Force M1151 HMMWV preceding M728 CEVs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the closing parade.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs during the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

RSLF M60A3 MBTs transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M1070 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBTs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBTs heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT transported by an M911 tank transporter heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M1A2 Abrams MBT heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFV heading for the exercise.

RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFVs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFVs heading for the exercise.

RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFVs during the closing parade.

RSLF M2A2 Bradley IFVs during the closing parade.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M88A1 ARV heading for the exercise.

RSLF M109 SPHs during the closing parade.

RSLF M109 SPHs during the closing parade.

A RSLF M992 FAASV heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M992 FAASV heading for the exercise.

RSLF Astros II MLRSs during the closing parade.

RSLF Astros II MLRSs during the closing parade.

RSLF Shahine firing and acquisition units during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Defence Shahine firing and acquisition units during the closing parade.

The RSLF MIM-23 Hawk during the closing parade.

The Royal Saudi Air Defence MIM-23 Hawk during the closing parade.

RSLF MIM-23 Hawk towed by M923A1 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Defence MIM-23 Hawk towed by M923A1 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6x6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6×6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6x6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6×6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6x6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6×6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6x6 trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force DF-3A balistic missile towed by Steyr 6×6 trucks during the closing parade.

A RSLF M934 Expansible van truck and M977 cargo trucksheading for the exercise.

A RSLF M934 Expansible van truck and M977 cargo trucksheading for the exercise.

A RSLF M934 Expansible van truck heading for the exercise.

A RSLF M934 Expansible van truck heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

RSLF M911 tank transporters carrying M113A2s heading for the exercise.

Royal Saudi Air Defence Patriot launching batteries mounted on  M860 semitrailer towed by M983 HEMTTs during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Defence Patriot launching batteries mounted on M860 semitrailer towed by M983 HEMTTs during the closing parade.

RSLF FNSS ACV-S IFVs and FNSS M113A300 APCs among other vehicles during the exercise.

RSLF FNSS ACV-S IFVs and FNSS M113A300 APCs among other vehicles during the exercise.

Royal Saudi Marines Pegaso BMR-600 APCs during the exercise.

Royal Saudi Marines Pegaso BMR-600 APCs during the exercise.

Royal Saudi Marines Pegaso BMR-600 APCs during the exercise.

Royal Saudi Marines Pegaso BMR-600 APCs during the exercise.

Saudi Arabian National Guard VLRA 1 TPK 6.50 SH trucks during the closing parade.

Saudi Arabian National Guard VLRA 1 TPK 6.50 SH trucks during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Force Airbus Military A330 MRTT, Eurofighter Typhoon and F-15 Eagle jets during the closing parade.

Royal Saudi Air Force Airbus Military A330 MRTT, Eurofighter Typhoon and F-15 Eagle jets during the closing parade.

RSAF F-15 Eagle jets during the closing parade.

RSAF F-15 Eagle jets during the closing parade.

RSAF BAE Hamk 65 jets during the closing parade.

RSAF BAE Hamk 65 jets during the closing parade.

RSAF BAE Hamk 65 jets during the closing parade.

RSAF BAE Hamk 65 jets during the closing parade.

RSAF AH-64 attack helicopters during the closing parade.

RSAF AH-64 attack helicopters during the closing parade.

RSAF AH-64 attack helicopters during the closing parade.

RSAF AH-64 attack helicopters during the closing parade.

RSLF Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk and Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopters during the exercise.

RSLF Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk and Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopters during the exercise.

A RSLF Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter during the exercise.

A RSLF Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter during the exercise.

 

 

 

 

The 5 Ton Truck in Lebanon (7): M809 Series based vehicles

A Lebanese Army water supply truck of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, February 2007. The vehicle is based on the M809 Series 5 Ton truck. The vehicles parked next to it are M35A2 2.5 Ton cargo truck of the of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment

A Lebanese Army water supply truck of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, February 2007. The vehicle is based on the M809 Series 5 Ton truck. The vehicles parked next to it are M35A2 2.5 Ton cargo truck of the of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment

A Lebanese Army converted M809 Series truck with fuel tanks, April 2010.

A Lebanese Army converted M809 Series truck with fuel tanks, April 2010.

A Lebanese Army converted M809 Series water supply truck, May 2013.

A Lebanese Army converted M809 Series water supply truck, May 2013.

A Lebanese Army converted M809 Series truck with fuel tanks, April 2011.

A Lebanese Army converted M809 Series truck with fuel tanks, April 2011.

A Lebanese Army water supply converted M809 Series truck, Beirut 2008. Note the M886 Ambulance next to it.

A Lebanese Army water supply converted M809 Series truck, Beirut 2008. Note the M886 Ambulance next to it.

A Lebanese Army water supply converted M809 Series truck, February 2012.

A Lebanese Army water supply converted M809 Series truck, February 2012.

A Lebanese Army water supply converted M809 Series truck, August 2009.

A Lebanese Army water supply converted M809 Series truck, August 2009.

A Lebanese Army tank transporter converted M809 Series truck, October 2005.

A Lebanese Army tank transporter converted M809 Series truck, October 2005.

A Lebanese Army tank transporter converted M809 Series truck of the 12th Mechanized Brigade,Tripoli, April 1, 2014.

A Lebanese Army tank transporter converted M809 Series truck of the 12th Mechanized Brigade,Tripoli, April 1, 2014.

A Lebanese Army BM-21 on M809 series truck of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army BM-21 on M809 series truck of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)