Armor of the First Gulf War (1990-91)

AMX-30 D (Dépannage) ARV :

AMX-30 EBG (Engin Blindé du Génie = Armored Engineer Vehicle)

6 Likes

More US artillery

H.P.

5 Likes

Order of battle for the coalition operations during the war.

1 Like

Iraqi armor in various shapes…

H.P.

3 Likes
1 Like

A few VAB’s…










H.P.

4 Likes

Will we ever see an up to date kit I wonder.

3 Likes

French and US trucks

Berliet GBC 8KT

Fuel truck variant

Saviem SM8

Later Renault-built TRM-4000

Renault G290 VTL

Renault TRH 350 tank transporter

Renault TRM 10000 + 155 mm TR-F1 howitzer :

H.P.

4 Likes

Possibly the 197th Bde out of Benning. The were used to replace the NG “round out” brigade of the 24th. The 197th’s gear was deployed in standard NATO camo.

2 Likes

I still remember the smell from all of those vehicles on the highway out of town. I don’t know who was tasked with cleanup but that was going to be a job.

3 Likes

Yeah. That’s it. The 197th Bde. Thanks. :kissing_smiling_eyes::+1:

1 Like

The vehicles were drug off and put into huge junkyard/graveyards in Kuwait just south of Ali Al Salem Airbase. They were still there in '09 when I last came back through.




5 Likes

I wonder the value of it all as scrap?

1 Like

A weathering and battle damage bonanza ( or nightmare lol! ) for modelers looking at those pics. One could really go to town on a kit.

2 Likes

Wondering what is the story behind this pic. Was this a modern Iraqi tactic to blend in with the surrounding or did the dude behind the wheels fell a sleep?

2 Likes

By the scrape marks leading up to the tracks, I would assume a bulldozer pushed the tank to that point

2 Likes