There is an Iranian T-54 in the AK book on the Iran Iraq war. The photo is minute. They identify it as a -3. Takom uses that vehicle in the T-54B kit and identify it as a B. I’m wondering whether anyone has a larger photo of the pic. I’ve searched online to no avail. There is a photo of the camo from the Takom instructions in the Armorama kit review. I think I’m going to link to it this way (hopefully will work):
What you are looking at is a BS illustration. Iraq had gotten rid of any T-54s years earlier by donating to other Arab countries so they had no T-54s to be captured. Like I said before a lot of those profiles in that book are just made up.
Where did Iran get the hulls used when upgrading “something” to the Safir-74 configuration?
" Crucially, with the advent of the Iran-Iraq war, the West and East seemed to take sides, and while Saddam’s regime was backed by Westerners (but received equipment from USSR and China also), traditional Iranian defiance towards USSR declined but still made China, now antagonized towards USSR a natural provider. 480 T-72, 75 T-62, and 540 T-54/T-55/Type 59 were obtained. In addition, North Korea, but also Brazil became short-term military providers. These were accompanied with technological transfers, laying the foundations for future local armament industries." https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/iranian_tanks.php
They did not have them at the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war in September 1980 but when did the deliveries
First off Iraq had no Type 59s regardless of what some people would have you believe. They had quite a few Type 69s, two different tanks. Guess you missed the part where I stated what T-54s Iraq had they got rid of long before the Iran-Iraq War. Iraq received T-54s in the late 50s, early 60s. They gave them later on to other Arab states long before the war. That article is just wrong with the same mistakes the internet seems to permeate. Iran used T-55s for the T-72Z mod.
Maybe you did not proof read your post thoroughly:
“What you are looking at is a BS illustration. Iran had gotten rid of any T-54s years earlier by donating to other Arab countries so they had no T-54s to be captured. Like I said before a lot of those profiles in that book are just made up”
You will have to forgive me for reading your words instead of your thoughts.
Please read my post carefully. The mention of Iraq is not central, the web-site I refer to
talks about Iranian armaments and mentions Iraq in passing when sorting out the Iran-Iraq war.
It’s difficult to discuss Irans war with Xxxx without mentioning what Xxxx means …