Twilight of the Gods

A photo collection of the final resting place for Lebanese Armed Forces vehicles.
A photo report made by Mathieu Morant and Chadi Rachid.

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With a special thanks to both Samer Kassis and a very special friend without which nothing would have been possible.

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

Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) Vehicles (3): The Mourabitoun vehicles.

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A Mourabitoun militia BTR-152, Abdel Nasser Mosque vicinity, Beirut, August 1982.

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Mourabitoun militia ZSU-23-4M Shilka SPAAGs and a Land Rover Series III LWB, Abdel Nasser Mosque vicinity, Beirut, August 1982.

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A Mourabitoun militia ZSU-23-4M Shilka SPAAG, Holiday Inn vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

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A Mourabitoun militia ZSU-23-4M Shilka SPAAG and a T-34/85, Ain El-Mraysse vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

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A Mourabitoun militia T-34/85 and a BM-11 mounted on Isuzu TW truck, Holiday Inn vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

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A Mourabitoun militia T-34/85 and a BM-11 mounted on Isuzu TW truck, Normandy vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

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Knocked out Mourabitoun militia T-34/85 tanks, Tarik El-Jdideh vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

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A Mourabitoun militia T-34/85, West Beirut, 1982.

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A Mourabitoun militia 3rd generation Chevrolet/GMC C/K-Series pickup armed with a Zastava M55 20mm triple cannon, Beirut, May 1981.

A Mourabitoun militia V-100 Cadillac Gage Commando in front of the main entrance of the Holiday Inn hotel, Beirut 1977.

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A Mourabitoun militia V-100 Cadillac Gage Commando in front of the main entrance of the Holiday Inn hotel, Beirut 1977.

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A Mourabitoun militia M113 ACAV, Beirut, mid-1970s.

Sources: Various