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BlackHigh
07-28-2009, 10:03 AM
i searched but don't found any syrian army thread so any pics? i will post later some too must find first

BlackHigh
07-28-2009, 10:35 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40894000/jpg/_40894511_pic4afpbodydotjpg

http://english.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2007/7/9/1_223964_1_9dotjpg

http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/astk_sa_at_teamdotjpg

http://www.haaretz.com/hasite/images/iht_daily/D030408/250syrian_apdotjpg

http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper437/stills/4m8pzqo8dotjpg

http://www.yonitheblogger.com/syrian%20troopsdotjpg

http://www.nowlebanon.com/ContentPictures/syria-soldiers-042608010310dotjpg

http://english.people.com.cn/200504/25/images/0425_A20dotjpg

http://armyreco.ifrance.com/news/september_2004/pictures/Soldier_Syrian_01dotjpg

http://armyreco.ifrance.com/news/september_2004/pictures/BRDM-2_Syrian_01dotjpg

http://armyreco.ifrance.com/news/september_2004/pictures/Gun_Syrian_01dotjpg

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/06/xin_190302062153171536032dotjpg

http://www.geo-pol.com/g%20images/syrian_soldiers_4dotjpg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41079000/jpg/_41079299_soldier_afp220dotjpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0d8o7rG3263bd/610xdotjpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02TA5w6eED7NB/610xdotjpg

http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/data/521/mig23_01_1_dotjpg

http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/laraf_mig-23ms_first_001dotjpg

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Images2/Historic-21dotjpg

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/images/osa2dotgif

IDF_TANKER
07-28-2009, 10:39 AM
http://english.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2007/7/9/1_223964_1_9dotjpg

I think these are LAF soldiers - the IDF style rig and M-16 are the hint.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/06/xin_190302062153171536032dotjpg

I'm not sure but I think, these are too Lebanese soldiers.

BlackHigh
07-28-2009, 10:42 AM
http://english.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2007/7/9/1_223964_1_9dotjpg

I think these are LAF soldiers - the IDF style rig and M-16 are the hint.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/06/xin_190302062153171536032dotjpg

I'm not sure but I think, these are too Lebanese soldiers.

true, the first one is surly lebanese but the second i think is syrian

Arrotz
07-28-2009, 11:00 AM
yes these guys are lebanese, never seen before syrian with VAB or M16.

IDF_TANKER
07-28-2009, 11:00 AM
true, the first one is surly lebanese but the second i think is syrian

I dunno, man... the soldier in front holds something which looks like AR upper receiver and their camo looks rather like Lebanese BDUs. Also, I'm not sure but I think the guy on the background poster is a Lebanese politician.

BlackHigh
07-28-2009, 11:05 AM
I dunno, man... the soldier in front holds something which looks like AR upper receiver and their camo looks rather like Lebanese BDUs. Also, I'm not sure but I think the guy on the background poster is a Lebanese politician.

yeah must be lebanese too then the guy with the gun have 100% a m-16 or a m4

BlackHigh
07-28-2009, 11:09 AM
http://www.yonitheblogger.com/syrian%20armydotjpg

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/03/06/international/06cnd-syriadotjpg

(syrian radar sation)
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2001/20010417/1worlddotgif

http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/astk_sa_at_team_with_milandotjpg

Keith
07-28-2009, 11:43 AM
Syrian Air Force Capt Bassam Hamshu was the first Arab fighter pilot to shoot down an Israeli F-4 Phantom II, the jet crashing into the foothills of Mount Hermon on 2 April 1970. The 5th Sqn's Hamshu was flying a MiG-21, and he eventually became the highest scoring Arab fighter ace with seven confirmed aerial and one strafing victories. He was shot down and killed by Israeli F-15As on 6 June 1982 (SyAAF)

RoyB
07-28-2009, 11:47 AM
I doubt this thread will stay alive.. very few pictures can be found of the Syrian army, especially modern ones.

Shadowstorm
07-28-2009, 11:55 AM
I doubt this thread will stay alive.. very few pictures can be found of the Syrian army, especially modern ones.
Pretty much agree. The most of the pictures I seen of the Syrian Armed Forces is during Arab/Israeli conflicts and Lebanon. The latest pictures of the modern Syrian military are hard come by.

BlackHigh
07-28-2009, 11:56 AM
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9015/dfgdfra2dotjpg

http://www.testpilot.ru/review/war/img/mig23_4dotjpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40863000/jpg/_40863935_afp_syria203dotjpg

BlackHigh
07-28-2009, 11:57 AM
I doubt this thread will stay alive.. very few pictures can be found of the Syrian army, especially modern ones.

yeah, its hard too find some pics

CPLHUNTER
07-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Syrian Air Force Capt Bassam Hamshu was the first Arab fighter pilot to shoot down an Israeli F-4 Phantom II, the jet crashing into the foothills of Mount Hermon on 2 April 1970. The 5th Sqn's Hamshu was flying a MiG-21, and he eventually became the highest scoring Arab fighter ace with seven confirmed aerial and one strafing victories. He was shot down and killed by Israeli F-15As on 6 June 1982 (SyAAF)

Interesting stuff, got anymore info about him?

skippy
07-28-2009, 12:28 PM
http://www.geo-pol.com/g%20images/syrian_soldiers_4dotjpg



These are Lebanese soldiers and VABs.

Keith
07-28-2009, 12:30 PM
Interesting stuff, got anymore info about him?

was also shot down with a MiG-21MF on October 73 by another F4'


Among SYAAF Pilots also

al-Masri who claimed 3 Israeli F-4s on 19/Apr/1974 while flying MiG-23MS,
Adeeb el-Gar : claimed 1 Israeli F-4E and 1 Israeli RF-4E on 13/Sep/1973 while flying Mig-21FL,
Halabi Majal with 1 Israeli Mirage IIICJ on 13/Sep/1973 while flying Mig-21FL


But this thread will quickly fall in the Archive section.. very few pitures of syrian Army

CombatBoots
07-28-2009, 01:43 PM
Thing is that it's harder for non arabic speakers to find the pictures, I belive we need somebody to enter the search terms in arabic. Might bring up better results.

P.S. Would be good to have this thread up and running, I'm not sure if we have any Syrian representation on the forum in terms of members though.

Excalibur
07-28-2009, 01:51 PM
http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/astk_sa_at_team_with_milandotjpg

WTF children are doing rocket at anti-tank weapon's launching position ?
just imagine what happens to those kids if this position is targeted by enemy's fire. :cantbeli:

CombatBoots
07-28-2009, 01:54 PM
WTF children are doing rocket at anti-tank weapon's launching position ?


It's not in the middle of a fight and kids are kids they're curious, I bet the soldiers would have told them to get away if things were about to get hot.

despirit
07-28-2009, 06:12 PM
Any other photos of Syrian armor???

planeman
07-28-2009, 07:32 PM
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/2373/0000224908003nn1dotjpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/268/zsu234syriansyria01dotjpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7709/brdm2syriansyria03dotjpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1783/t55syrian03dotjpg
http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/3903/0000259747002143e0a8nx4dotjpg
http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/5493/4215149682120ed06ub2dotjpg
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/9923/421514968111f1067lb5dotjpg
http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6552/421536178011f633aqc6dotjpg
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/6224/18pz3dotjpg
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8454/4215351075140414abp8dotjpg
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7899/72261314uw9dotjpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8378/zsu2311dotjpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8391/t72syr11dotjpg

More at http://4flying.com/showthread.php?t=27823

RoyB
07-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Great contribution planeman!

caucesco
07-28-2009, 07:54 PM
helicopter grave yard
http://wrongside.net.ru/d/3129-1/25dotjpg
an tank taken from the israelis,in the damascus meuseum
http://www.arab7.com/up/file/1185422471659dotjpg

S.H.P.D
07-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Information of Syrian army is too little.....

Beirut525
07-29-2009, 12:55 AM
http://english.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2007/7/9/1_223964_1_9dotjpg

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/06/xin_190302062153171536032dotjpg

http://www.geo-pol.com/g%20images/syrian_soldiers_4dotjpg

These are LAF

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/9923/421514968111f1067lb5dotjpg
I'm pretty sure this is a PSP picture.

Jam the man
07-29-2009, 01:52 AM
Thing is that it's harder for non arabic speakers to find the pictures, I belive we need somebody to enter the search terms in arabic. Might bring up better results.

P.S. Would be good to have this thread up and running, I'm not sure if we have any Syrian representation on the forum in terms of members though.


I'll try to find something

Keith
07-29-2009, 02:27 AM
as usual planeman .. the best !! respect !

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/6224/18pz3dotjpg

Syrian SF bde "Pink panthers" i guess


Syria /Iraq Border 2007 press tour

_GDS_
07-29-2009, 02:30 AM
helicopter grave yard
http://wrongside.net.ru/d/3129-1/25dotjpg


Dude, this chopper here is Mi-8PP very rare :)

IDF_TANKER
07-29-2009, 03:38 AM
http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6552/421536178011f633aqc6dotjpg

Priest blessing a tank - somehow I don't think they are Syrians. :) SLA, maybe?

Ronguild
07-29-2009, 03:51 AM
http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/3903/0000259747002143e0a8nx4dotjpg


Unusual : A 14,5mm KPV instead of the 12,7mm HMG. A local modification or a DPRK production ? :)

Ronguild
07-29-2009, 03:55 AM
Priest blessing a tank - somehow I don't think they are Syrians. :) SLA, maybe?

Certainly, the M2HB installed and the M51 visible are Israeli delivered stuff.

caucesco
07-29-2009, 04:00 AM
http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6552/421536178011f633aqc6dotjpg

Priest blessing a tank - somehow I don't think they are Syrians. :) SLA, maybe?
he's not a priest,that what people normaly where there

caucesco
07-29-2009, 04:11 AM
syria has been buying these baby's from iran,zelzal3 with a 300km range
http://www.aksalser.com/uploads/3e97dc8f6c2c58a1818b1a1af86f59cfdotjpg
a syrian tank bieng withdrawn
http://english.people.com.cn/200504/25/images/0425_A20dotjpg
another anti-tank squad with the kornet
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/kornet/images/kornet1dotjpg

hey guys,even i'm having difficulties searching for pics in arabic.there's nothing out there

FrankBooth
07-29-2009, 04:14 AM
He is a priest

...........

caucesco
07-29-2009, 04:23 AM
syrian osa missile boat
http://www.freewebs.com/kfadrat/OsaMBdotJPG

FrankBooth
07-29-2009, 04:32 AM
Pretty sure the Anti-Tank team is Russian.

caucesco
07-29-2009, 04:32 AM
Syrian Ilyushin II76t
http://img.imagedash.com/cn7Ndotjpg
Syrian MIG 17
http://img.imagedash.com/lNuzdotjpg

caucesco
07-29-2009, 04:39 AM
a syrian hind
http://img.imagedash.com/gz66dotjpg
Here's Tiyas airbase, Home of the MiG-25 Foxbats.
http://img.imagedash.com/XyOYdotjpg

Zeev
07-29-2009, 05:41 AM
http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/3903/0000259747002143e0a8nx4dotjpg

psp militia tank

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6552/421536178011f633aqc6dotjpg

this is a priest, christian phalanges soldiers and tank, we can even see super shermans in the background.

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7899/72261314uw9dotjpg

high chances that it is a palestinian plo fighter.


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Mathieu29
07-29-2009, 07:52 AM
http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/3903/0000259747002143e0a8nx4dotjpg

Lebanese Army tank (provided by the Syrians) in East Beirut, october 1990.


http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/9923/421514968111f1067lb5dotjpg

PSP militia BM-11 rocket launcher, september 1983.



http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6552/421536178011f633aqc6dotjpg

South Lebanese Army (SLA) Tiran 5 and M50 Sherman, may 1985.


http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8454/4215351075140414abp8dotjpg

Christian militia during the Lebanese war, I don't remember the date.


http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7899/72261314uw9dotjpg

PLO or lebanese militiamen around Beirut, 1982.


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8391/t72syr11dotjpg

Libyan T-72 during a military parade at Tripoli.

TheArmenian
07-29-2009, 08:00 AM
another anti-tank squad with the kornet
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/kornet/images/kornet1dotjpg


Advertisment photo from the manufacturer of the KORNET.

ayanami_tard
07-29-2009, 08:01 AM
Information of Syrian army is too little.....

i bet most of em are in arabic

syrian military aren't as obscure as north korea,and if some arab forummer can help we might found gold mine

Mathieu29
07-29-2009, 08:13 AM
Small contribution :
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/2005Armesyriennedotjpg
BRDM-2.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/00Mercedesdotjpg
Mercedes tank transporter.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/2005Armesyrienne14dotjpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/2005Armesyrienne1dotjpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/2005Armesyrienne7dotjpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/2005Armesyrienne8dotjpg

RoyB
07-29-2009, 08:21 AM
^Awesome paint job.

high chances that it is a palestinian plo fighter.
This a very famous incident where IIRC a Syrian RPG team took out a Merkava.(as seen in the picture).

ggk
07-29-2009, 08:34 AM
^Awesome paint job.

This a very famous incident where IIRC a Syrian RPG team took out a Merkava.(as seen in the picture).

the second burning tracks are not merkava?

RoyB
07-29-2009, 08:40 AM
the second burning tracks are not merkava?
AFAIK, its not. the tank on the left side of the picture is a Merkava mk.I, which was later recovered during a counterattack.
Also, the other burning object on the right side doesn't seem to fit the characteristics of the Merkava. pretty hard to tell what is it..

TheArmenian
07-29-2009, 08:47 AM
AFAIK, its not. the tank on the left side of the picture is a Merkava mk.I, which was later recovered during a counterattack.
Also, the other burning object on the right side doesn't seem to fit the characteristics of the Merkava. pretty hard to tell what is it..

Where did that incident occur? Beirut, South Lebanon, Bekaa?

Snoshi
07-29-2009, 08:50 AM
Where did that incident occur? Beirut, South Lebanon, Bekaa?

11.07.82.. One Merkava and one Magach were knocked out by Walid Jublatt's group near Beirut Airport when they were conducting recon. For few hours the militants held the tank before Israel recovered it in a counter-attack.

TheArmenian
07-29-2009, 08:55 AM
11.07.82.. One Merkava and one Magach were knocked out by Walid Jublatt's group near Beirut Airport when they were conducting recon. For few hours the militants held the tank before Israel recovered it in a counter-attack.

So the Syrian army was not involved in that incident. But RoyB is mentioning it was the Syrians. ??????

Incidentally, I also recall that 3 Israeli M-113 APCs where destroyed south of Beirut. This time by AMAL militiamen AKAIK. Was it on the same day?

Snoshi
07-29-2009, 09:09 AM
So the Syrian army was not involved in that incident. But RoyB is mentioning it was the Syrians. ??????

Incidentally, I also recall that 3 Israeli M-113 APCs where destroyed south of Beirut. This time by AMAL militiamen AKAIK. Was it on the same day?

Syrians were not involeved.. Most of the fighting against Syrians took place in the eastern Lebanon.

I cant confirm you 2nd question. Sorry. But i will see if i can find an answer.

RoyB
07-29-2009, 09:50 AM
So the Syrian army was not involved in that incident. But RoyB is mentioning it was the Syrians. ??????
Forgive me. I saw this picture once with the claim that it were Syrians.

CombatBoots
07-29-2009, 10:42 AM
Who can answer me, I had this question a while ago already and forgot all about it.
What name do the Syrian Commandos have? I have only seen mention of Syrian Commandos in articles I've read on the Syrian Army, but surely there has to be a unique unit designation?

I have seen some pictures I have not seen before, thank you contributors.

ggk
07-29-2009, 11:06 AM
Who can answer me, I had this question a while ago already and forgot all about it.
What name do the Syrian Commandos have? I have only seen mention of Syrian Commandos in articles I've read on the Syrian Army, but surely there has to be a unique unit designation?

I have seen some pictures I have not seen before, thank you contributors.

they have 11 Special Forces Regiments.( info 2004)

1st Corps - HQ: Damascus have 4 independent special forces regiments: 2 fufill heliborne commando ops (Golan Heights)

2nd Corps - HQ: Zabadan have 5 independent special forces regiments (Lebanon): Including the 5th SF

3rd Corps - HQ: Aleppo have 1 special forces regiment

all special forces regiment are under the commandof 14th Special Forces Division - HQ: Damascus

as for units name, Al-Sa'iqa - counterterrorist regiment, the 1st Parachute Battalion & the 82nd para-commando battalion.

RoyB
07-29-2009, 11:08 AM
I'll never understand how could 11 Regiments be Special Forces/Commandos..

ggk
07-29-2009, 11:10 AM
I'll never understand how could 11 Regiments be Special Forces/Commandos..

i meant number of regiment...theres eleven. lol sorry

RoyB
07-29-2009, 11:12 AM
i meant number of regiment...theres eleven. lol sorry
No no no no.. I understood that.
Its just that I can't understand how more than 50,000 soldiers be designated as 'Special Forces/Commandos'.

ggk
07-29-2009, 11:15 AM
me neither...theres no other detail though

ggk
07-29-2009, 11:50 AM
Syria has developed a considerable special forces (SF) capability since the creation of its very first such unit in 1958 in the form of the 1st Parachute Battalion. In the opening stages of the 1973 war, a daring helicopter borne raid by the Syrian 82nd para-commando battalion successfully captured the Israeli observation site on Mount Hermon overlooking the approaches to the Golan Heights. The Syrians are determined to make considerable use of Special Forces and indeed, this is one of the areas that has seen the new strategic alliance between Syria and Iraq begin to take shape, with both nations beginning to share both training and intelligence.

The SF Command in Damascus has overall control of the elite 14th Special Forces Division, with the 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th SF Regiments deployed on the Golan Heights, around the Mount Hermon area and in Lebanon. There are an additional ten independent SF Regiments (actually enlarged battalions), numbered 5th to 11th, deployed in Aleppo, near the Turkish border, and in Lebanon.

Syria's counter-terrorist capability is provided by one of the SF regiments believed to be known as Al-Sa'iqa (not to be confused with Palestinian units of the same name). This unit is trained in a whole range of special operations techniques, combat shooting, hostage rescue, anti-hijacking, intelligence gathering, clandestine operations and long range reconnaissance and patrol. In addition, Al-Sa'iqa has trained in recent years with the Spetsnaz in Russia and is also believed to have a small number of ex-East Germans and non-Israeli Jews attached to its operations section. It is known to have operated with some success on intelligence gathering missions in Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and, on a very few occasions, within Israel itself, usually posing as Druze or Circassian residents. It has the pick of standard issue arms from the Syrian Army, but also has access to foreign weapons acquired on the black market - it is not unusual to see American 5.56mm M16A1 automatic rifles, Israeli 9mm UZI, Italian 9mm Beretta BM12 and German MP5K silenced sub-machine guns being used for clandestine operations.

by Richard M. Bennett


some info on syrian SF

CombatBoots
07-29-2009, 11:58 AM
Thank you ggk.

batravos
07-29-2009, 12:00 PM
true, the first one is surly lebanese but the second i think is syrian

guys these two are for lebanese soldiers, dont mix it up take it easy!!! The first for intervention units and the second are commandos....

Mr11b
07-29-2009, 12:14 PM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/04/26/international/26cnd-syri.3.650dotjpg

"Syria's 29-year military presence in Lebanon ended Tuesday when Syrian soldiers crossed back over the border." 2005


http://www.cedarsrevolution.net/jtphp/images/stories/Lebanon/Intelligence/Syrian-Commandos-2dotjpg

"Syrian soldiers march in front of their senior military leaders during a farewell ceremony held at the al-Rayaq military airport in Lebanon, 25 miles east of the Syrian-Lebanese border on Tuesday, April 27, 2005"

http://lebanon82.tripod.com/syria_files/image017dotjpg

Syrian Commandos

http://history.sandiego.edu/GEN/20th/RN/USPics5/71780avdotjpg

"Yom Kippur war, destroyed Syrian tank"

Sorry if any of these are re-posts.

cltknight
07-29-2009, 02:55 PM
The kill of a Syrian Mig21 By the IAF

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/kills110dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1670&u=11939012)

A Syrian MIG 23 captured by the Israelis.

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/mig23i10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1671&u=11939012)

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/mig23j10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1672&u=11939012)

I think its a Israeli Magach or an upgraded M60 captured by Syrians

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/871010dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1673&u=11939012)



http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/pict1410dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1674&u=11939012)


SAM3
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/pict1411dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1675&u=11939012)
SAM6
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/pict1412dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1676&u=11939012)

Bunch of old MI8 and some navy versions as well

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/attach10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1677&u=11939012)

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/mi-14p10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1678&u=11939012)

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/mi14si10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1679&u=11939012)

BTR60

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/pict1413dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1680&u=11939012)

MI24

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/attach11dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1681&u=11939012)

Syrian Uniforms

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/uni11210dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1682&u=11939012)

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/uni21010dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1683&u=11939012)

D30 maybe

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/syria_10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1684&u=11939012)

ggk
07-29-2009, 03:21 PM
ok my collection

Tanks

T-72/62/55 and its variants
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1272/t72a5no0wvdotjpg

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1247/syrianarmy040405232dotjpg

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/342/aplebanonsyriantankremodotjpg


http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7623/369trdotjpg

ggk
07-29-2009, 03:25 PM
More tank

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4889/324bwdotjpg

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8758/319hgdotjpg

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/549/306rbdotjpg

Beirut525
07-29-2009, 03:30 PM
http://www.yabeyrouth.com/images/arme%20syriendotjpg
http://www.news.gov.kw/files/images/8888880000dotjpg
http://www.samraa.net/samraa/akhbar%20syria/sy1dotjpg
http://www.bokra.net/images/news/200708190834240dotjpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic/specials/images/120_aug2/514836_...03dotjpg

calimero2
07-29-2009, 03:31 PM
I think its a Israeli Magach or an upgraded M60 captured by Syrians

This Mag'ach is based on the M48.


Bunch of old MI8 and some navy versions as well

Mi-14PL


MI24

Mi-25, export version of the Mi-24D



D30 maybe

M-46 of 130mm

caucesco
07-29-2009, 03:33 PM
i bet most of em are in arabic

syrian military aren't as obscure as north korea,and if some arab forummer can help we might found gold mine
i know a little arabic,i did a little search in arabic,but could'nt find anything usefull.i checked some other forums aswell but nothing there too:-(

cltknight
07-29-2009, 03:34 PM
This Mag'ach is based on the M48.



Mi-14PL



Mi-25, export version of the Mi-24D




M-46 of 130mm

Thank you :-D

Beirut525
07-29-2009, 03:38 PM
http://www.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2005/4/26/1_537143_1_34dotjpg
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40986000/jpg/_40986795_.......leb_02_203dotjpg
http://www.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2005/3/8/1_529207_1_34dotjpg
http://www.al-bayader.com/images/932-20fdotjpg
http://news.syriarose.com/data/thum/1222177440dotjpg
http://www.moheet.com/image/15/225-300/159553dotjpg
http://www.syriahr.com/ali%20habibdotjpg

Snoshi
07-29-2009, 03:39 PM
http://www.al-bayader.com/images/932-20fdotjpg

U sure thats Syrian troops? :)

Beirut525
07-29-2009, 03:39 PM
Not that many quality pictures out there.

Beirut525
07-29-2009, 03:43 PM
http://www.alriyadh.com/2005/03/07/img/073267dotjpg
http://images.alarabiya.net/large_67355_55278dotjpg
http://www.syriatoday.ca/images/back-to-history/lebanon1976dotjpg

ggk
07-29-2009, 03:44 PM
Infantry

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8734/12zq1dotjpg
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6736/36vvdotjpg
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2308/42wsdotjpg
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4038/72medotjpg
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4995/84jxdotjpg
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3937/95ktdotjpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5339/100qb1dotjpg
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3456/112tsdotjpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1600/123modotjpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1310/157kddotjpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6803/165rvdotjpg

Beirut525
07-29-2009, 03:46 PM
http://arabic.irinnews.org/imagesirin/2008/200812175dotjpg

Beirut525
07-29-2009, 03:47 PM
http://www.al-bayader.com/images/932-20fdotjpg

U sure thats Syrian troops? :)

Oh lol i didn't notice:cantbeli:
I just searched for the syrian army and copied all the pictures that were on teh page.

cltknight
07-29-2009, 03:52 PM
Magach-3 Captured by Syrians
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_m-10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1687&u=11939012)

T55

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/sya_t-10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1685&u=11939012)

BMP1

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/sya_bm10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1686&u=11939012)

M48A3 Captured from The IDF
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_m-12dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1689&u=11939012)
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_m-11dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1688&u=11939012)


AMX VCI captured from IDF
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_am10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1690&u=11939012)


Israeli Centurion captured by the Syrians
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_ce10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1691&u=11939012)

ggk
07-29-2009, 04:06 PM
Ok

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2645/1533921134dotjpg

T-55?

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6904/1529526148dotjpg

shilka

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6097/1529207134dotjpg

unknown

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2483/409053576dotjpg

unknown

CombatBoots
07-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Infantry

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2308/42wsdotjpg



I remember seeing this in some reportage and the reported said IIRC that these are Commandos, I'll try to find the video.

despirit
07-29-2009, 06:55 PM
Nice photos guys :)

planeman
07-29-2009, 09:23 PM
sorry some of the photos I posted were not of Syrian forces. That's the joys of googling in Arabic!

Mathieu29
07-30-2009, 05:31 AM
M48A3 Captured from The IDF
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_m-12dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1689&u=11939012)

AMX VCI captured from IDF
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_am10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1690&u=11939012)

The M48A1 (not A3) and AMX VCI were captured from the Lebanese army.



http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6097/1529207134dotjpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2483/409053576dotjpg

VT-55 ?

calimero2
07-30-2009, 07:35 AM
VT-55 ?

Yes, VT-55KS.

cltknight
07-30-2009, 08:54 AM
[QUOTE=Mathieu29;4303337]The M48A1 (not A3) and AMX VCI were captured from the Lebanese army.


Not sure about the VCI but pretty sure about m48a3

http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_444.shtml

CombatBoots
08-06-2009, 04:08 AM
Sorry if any of these aren't actually Syrian but I gave it a shot to search in arabic.

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7668/syria133.thdotjpg (http://img406.imageshack.us/i/syria133dotjpg/)

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4371/jimg0035enhancer.thdotjpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/jimg0035enhancerdotjpg/)

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/2241/jimg0037enhancer.thdotjpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/jimg0037enhancerdotjpg/)

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8315/13566c.thdotjpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/13566cdotjpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5093/p0620070330pic1full.thdotjpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/p0620070330pic1fulldotjpg/)

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1421/449226.thdotjpg (http://img517.imageshack.us/i/449226dotjpg/)

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/228/syrian.thdotjpg (http://img21.imageshack.us/i/syriandotjpg/)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6038/syria2.thdotjpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/syria2dotjpg/)

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/5792/syrian3.thdotjpg (http://img44.imageshack.us/i/syrian3dotjpg/)

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5058/syriaretreeve.thdotjpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/i/syriaretreevedotjpg/)

sardukar
08-06-2009, 04:31 AM
[QUOTE=Mathieu29;4303337]The M48A1 (not A3) and AMX VCI were captured from the Lebanese army.

M48 is Israeli according to the markings
(< sign on the side and the 3 white bars at the back)

Keith
08-06-2009, 04:32 AM
..or republican guard in Damascus
red beret guy .. in socks (ok it's in Omayad Mosq) !!!

Syrian Army Ribbons
http://www.medals.org.uk/syria/syria-ribbons.htm


More difficult is to take pictures or to find baas militia men. Don't know if they are well trained but well equiped for sure

sardukar
08-06-2009, 08:35 AM
..or republican guard in Damascus
red beret guy .. in socks (ok it's in Omayad Mosq) !!!

Syrian Army Ribbons
http://www.medals.org.uk/syria/syria-ribbons.htm


More difficult is to take pictures or to find baas militia men. Don't know if they are well trained but well equiped for sure

my guess is that these are cadets from the military school.

does anyone have more info on the special forces?
training - weaponry - etc . . .

Keith
08-06-2009, 08:50 AM
my guess is that these are cadets from the military school.


Nop sir.. In Damascus, they are plenty of them around jisr al-rais, militaries building in mezzeh and the Presidence Palace, along Baas MIB (both are not really compliant with photo)..

The syrian army schools (Infantry artillery and armored) are at Homs and Aleppo.

Zeev
08-06-2009, 12:26 PM
Don't want to appear as an "arrogant israeli" but the bad state of the syrian army seems pretty alarming, at least, from what we can see in those pics..

Are these pics enough to make a correct idea about the current syrian military?

ggk
08-06-2009, 12:28 PM
lack of funding and deteriorating economy.

BlackHigh
08-06-2009, 01:16 PM
nice that a lot more pic's were found p-)

and please keep all biased political comments by yourself, im realy sure that i maked this thread not for flaming :)

Keith
08-06-2009, 01:41 PM
Don't want to appear as an "arrogant israeli" but the bad state of the syrian army seems pretty alarming, at least, from what we can see in those pics..

Are these pics enough to make a correct idea about the current syrian military?

lol .. nothing arrogant in an accurate analysis !

Yeap the Syrian army is not in really good state
no fund ---> no modern equipment + conscription (which is seen as a little borring and dangerous by many young syrians .. the "life " in syrian winter outposts in Golan is awful).

but (always a but !) .they learn some lessons from 2006. and from 82'
They know that' they have no chance to challenge Tsahal in an conventional armored battle or in air dominance and they learnt after 73 that an israeli armored blitz could quickly threat Damascus.

For them the only chance to obtain at least a military "Pat" in a confrontation with Israel is to adapt units, strategy, and doctrin for an asymetric warfare as Hizb-i-allah did. So in the next years they will probably adapt their forces with more anti tank squads, and try to obtain more modern light and mobile surface to air launchers (Iranian MANPADS Mishag, chinese, NK and maybe Belarus upgrade).

But for that they need money, but less than they need to buy modern fighters and tanks !
--->It's the only option they have !

IMHO the military situation with israel is frozen....till it's the same gvt in Damascus. The syrian ballistic capabilities could be seen as a low tech deterence.

Btw do you know that wolf in arabic is Ze'b... (definitely so close !! ;)

centaur815
08-06-2009, 01:41 PM
M48A3 Captured from The IDF
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_m-12dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1689&u=11939012)






Guys, as Mathieu said before this is a M48A1 that used to be Lebanese Army tank not israeli. An ex-lebanese M113 ACAV can be seen in the Damascus display and painted as 'israeli'
As for military pictures of the Syrian Army, don't dream guys, it's almost impossible to have something on that subject. Else than news photos and some lucky shots, Syrians do not have the culture of showing their military stuff.
The best collection of syrian military vehicles can be seen in Samer Kassis book '30 years of military vehicles in Lebanon'

Keith
08-06-2009, 01:51 PM
Syrian Army with copy of US Camo pattern ( made in china ?)

the second one

B. Assad and Defense Minister Gen. David Rajiha Chief of General Staff and Gen. Ali Habib, Mohamed Mahmoud, Vice-Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the armed forces.

BlackHigh
08-06-2009, 02:31 PM
Yeap the Syrian army is not in really good state
no fund ---> no modern equipment + conscription (which is seen as a little borring and dangerous by many young syrians .. the "life " in syrian winter outposts in Golan is awful).


you are painting the picture to dark

syrian army is surly not in realy good shape but every year the situation is improving a bit more and more, new air defence systems were bougth etc.

how the situation with leadership and training is, is not clear but surly the learned a LOT from so many wars and conflicts with israel and surly sum up from that

Snoshi
08-06-2009, 02:36 PM
syrian army is surly not in realy good shape but every year the situation is improving a bit more and more, new air defence systems were bougth etc.
Few systems were bought.. And that is first major purchase in how many years?


how the situation with leadership and training is, is not clear but surly the learned a LOT from so many wars and conflicts with israel and surly sum up from that

Yeah.. Syrians always "learn" but always commit the same mistakes over and over again.

Zeev
08-06-2009, 02:59 PM
Btw do you know that wolf in arabic is Ze'b...

indeed, the reason of my name, and also of a great man I admire.

centaur815
08-06-2009, 03:06 PM
Btw do you know that wolf in arabic is Ze'b... (definitely so close !! ;)


That's normal, arabic and hebrew are both semitic languages and very close in fact. Like the word merkava in hebrew is markaba in arabic which means chariot.

tanks_alot
08-06-2009, 03:25 PM
Hope those aren't a repost:

http://www.uploadfileyou.com/files/byds1r9xo2sjju47s0nsdotjpg (http://www.uploadfileyou.com/files/byds1r9xo2sjju47s0nsdotjpg)

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (http://www.daylife.com/topic/Bashar_al-Assad) (L) and his Greek counterpart Karolos Papoulias (http://www.daylife.com/topic/Karolos_Papoulias) review the honour guards at al-Shaeb presidential palace in Damascus June 24, 2009.

http://www.uploadfileyou.com/files/pckmi4g9r08itvqisa89dotjpg (http://www.uploadfileyou.com/files/pckmi4g9r08itvqisa89dotjpg)

Syrian troops are seen at an observation point along the Syrian-Lebanese borders in the eastern Bekaa region on October 31, 2008.

http://www.uploadfileyou.com/files/oug8d0wi01knf4wewla9dotjpg (http://www.uploadfileyou.com/files/oug8d0wi01knf4wewla9dotjpg)

Syrian troops deploy on the northern side of the Syrian-Lebanese borders on September 22, 2008.

CombatBoots
08-06-2009, 04:48 PM
Great, I have seen the bottom picture but only in an avatar size format.
Thanks Tanks.

sardukar
08-07-2009, 03:54 AM
Nop sir.. In Damascus, they are plenty of them around jisr al-rais, militaries building in mezzeh and the Presidence Palace, along Baas MIB (both are not really compliant with photo)..

The syrian army schools (Infantry artillery and armored) are at Homs and Aleppo.

mmm interresting. . .
I couldn't figure out the rank though (looks like there's none)
that's why I presumed they were cadets

sardukar
08-07-2009, 04:08 AM
btw last year the syrian high command was showing interrest in buying the Iskander missiles from russia.
I also heard about a possible purchase of MIG 31
both issues seem to have disturbed the israeli govenment at that time
does any one know if those deals were finalised?

TheArmenian
08-07-2009, 04:11 AM
What is your opinion on the real order of battle of the Syrian airforce? How many aircraft are flyable/combat capable?

The figures in Wiki don't take in account that many of those are no longer operational.

dan_pub
08-07-2009, 04:33 AM
M48A3 Captured from The IDF
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_m-12dotjpg
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_m-11dotjpg
Plain Lie: this M48 was stolen from Lebanese army


AMX VCI captured from IDFhttp://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_am10dotjpg
Plain lie again. Also stolen from Lebanese.
(plus, a really stoopid lie: Israel never bought any AMX-13 VCIs) rofl rofl rofl


Israeli Centurion captured by the Syrians
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_ce10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1691&u=11939012)
Plain lie again: this is an ex-Jordanian centurion.

The Syrian army is so desperate for any propaganda successes that they lie through their teeth.

Snoshi
08-07-2009, 04:39 AM
What is your opinion on the real order of battle of the Syrian airforce? How many aircraft are flyable/combat capable?

The figures in Wiki don't take in account that many of those are no longer operational.

Armenian.. Take a look at this.. This is probably the most detailed Syrian OOB you can get.

http://www.inss.org.il/upload/(FILE)1238067421.pdf


btw last year the syrian high command was showing interrest in buying the Iskander missiles from russia.
I also heard about a possible purchase of MIG 31
both issues seem to have disturbed the israeli govenment at that time
does any one know if those deals were finalised?
Both of the deals were denied by the Russians.

CombatBoots
08-07-2009, 12:59 PM
The Syrian army is so desperate for any propaganda successes that they lie through their teeth.

The question is if it is a lie or misunderstanding and made by who.
I don't think that bashing Syria in the Syrian Army thread is the right way to go.

dan_pub
08-07-2009, 01:29 PM
The question is if it is a lie or misunderstanding and made by who.When the Syrian army re-painted that Lebanese M48 with fake hebrew markings for display in this museum, they knew what they were doing. No question about that. (They actually botched the hebrew, btw p-) )

The Centurion is Jordanian, coming to the rescue of Syria during October '73 war. Got disabled during the fighting.
Again, those who re-painted it from its original Arabic Jordanian markings to fake IDF marks, they too knew what they were doing.
(and IMO, it is particularly questionable to do this, rather than make this tank a memorial to the fallen allies who came to the rescue. Think of the families of those Jordanians, that would be the honourable thing to do)



I don't think that bashing Syria in the Syrian Army thread is the right way to go.I am only pointing out the liberties taken with the truth. Restoring facts is not bashing anyone.

CombatBoots
08-07-2009, 02:50 PM
When the Syrian army re-painted that Lebanese M48 with fake hebrew markings for display in this museum, they knew what they were doing. No question about that. (They actually botched the hebrew, btw p-) )


Oh, got it! You're right in that case.

sardukar
08-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Oh, got it! You're right in that case.

that is presuming that what dan said is true

which sounds a bit fishy unless he was actually part of the centurion crew that allegedly came from jordan and stuck around until after the war to see what going to be made of it!

TheEvian100
08-07-2009, 03:47 PM
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1818/syriansoldieraimsanak47dotjpg

14 May 1992 A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a Soviet-made Model ShMS nuclear-biological-chemical warfare masks.http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1765/syrianguarddotjpg

14 May 1992 A member of a Syrian honor guard stands beside his country's flag as his unit prepares for the arrival of a visiting dignitary. The soldier, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, is in the region during Operation Desert Shield.http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/2518/qwqwdedotjpg

14 May 1992 A Syrian soldier aims a 7.62mm PKM light machine gun from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a nuclear-biological-chemical warfare mask.

arcadian
08-07-2009, 03:50 PM
Hi guys,

Anbody know what state the Syrian Navy is in? How much cash is being spent on equipment for it these days? I have no doubts that they are in no position to challenge Turkish or Israeli vessels but surely they must have recieved at least one or two "new" boats from Russia or one of the former Soviet Republics in the Black Sea area

Snoshi
08-07-2009, 04:01 PM
Hi guys,

Anbody know what state the Syrian Navy is in? How much cash is being spent on equipment for it these days? I have no doubts that they are in no position to challenge Turkish or Israeli vessels but surely they must have recieved at least one or two "new" boats from Russia or one of the former Soviet Republics in the Black Sea area

Hello. Syrian navy currently operates 10 OsaI/II, 2 Petya III's, 1 Sonya class, 3 Yevgenya class.

They also have 8 Zhuk patrol craft and 6 MIG-S-1800. They also have 3 Polnochny B class landing ships.

Also to answer your other question.. There are no new additions to Syrian navy because they lack funds to purchase any serious vessels, i still remember reports that Syria were intrested in Lada class subs..

And because navy is considered less important then other forces.

arcadian
08-07-2009, 04:07 PM
Hi Snoshi, thanks for the info. I can understand the Syrians saying it is less important and to be honest they would have to spend a heck of a lot of cash if they were to update on a large scale. I just don't see why they seem ready to let it rust. I doubt very much that most of their vessels are even able to put to sea let alone fight.
Even buying one or two old Tarantul or a Koni would be something for them to "show presence" with in any disputes, but sending an Osa to face a Turkish Perry or Israeli Eilat would be madness.

arcadian
08-07-2009, 04:08 PM
BTW what type of vessel is a MIG-S-1800 anyway

Snoshi
08-07-2009, 04:10 PM
BTW what type of vessel is a MIG-S-1800 anyway

Its a patrol class vessel

http://static.flickr.com/45/140012680_ee7c813e2a_odotjpg

Snoshi
08-07-2009, 04:12 PM
Even buying one or two old Tarantul or a Koni would be something for them to "show presence" with in any disputes, but sending an Osa to face a Turkish Perry or Israeli Eilat would be madness.

The problem here is that both of these ships lack any serious air defences. Dont forget that there wont be any naval clash between ships if Israel and Syria go to war with each other. Israeli air force will just sink all the Syrian ships and Syria does not have any defence against that.

cltknight
08-07-2009, 04:30 PM
The problem here is that both of these ships lack any serious air defences. Dont forget that there wont be any naval clash between ships if Israel and Syria go to war with each other. Israeli air force will just sink all the Syrian ships and Syria does not have any defence against that.

Never underestimate your enemy, the IAF learned this lesson the hard way in 73.

Snoshi
08-07-2009, 04:34 PM
Never underestimate your enemy, the IAF learned this lesson the hard way in 73.

So can you please tell me how Syria will defend its ships against IAF airstrikes? :roll:

TheEvian100
08-07-2009, 04:48 PM
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7780/35512730dotjpg

Apr 26 2005 JDAIDET YABOUS, SYRIA - APRIL 26: A Syrian soldier waves his AK 47 as he crosses the Lebanese-Syrian border April 26, 2005 at the Lebanese-Syrian border. Hundreds of school children and Baath party officials waved national flags and chanted in support of Syrian president, Bashar Assad, as the last Syrian troops crossed the border back home, ending a 29-year presence in Lebanon. (Photo by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/***** Images). Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/6364/57331186dotjpg

Apr 26 2005 JDAIDET YABOUS, SYRIA - APRIL 26: Syrians welcome their compatriot soldiers upon their arrival at Jdaidet Yabous post border April 26, 2005 at the Lebanese-Syrian border. Hundreds of school children and Baath party officials waved national flags and chanted in support of Syrian president, Bashar Assad, as the last Syrian troops crossed the border back home, ending a 29-year presence in Lebanon. (Photo by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/***** Images). Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3777/76966854dotjpg

Apr 26 2005 JDAIDET YABOUS, SYRIA - APRIL 26: Syrians wave upon arrival at Jdaidet Yabous post border April 26, 2005 at the Lebanese-Syrian border. Hundreds of school children and Baath party officials waved national flags and chanted in support of Syrian president, Bashar Assad, as the last Syrian troops crossed the border back home, ending a 29-year presence in Lebanon. (Photo by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/***** Images). Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1848/77122102dotjpg

Apr 26 2005 MASNA'A, LEBANON - APRIL 26: A Lebanese officer watches as Syrian troops march out of the Rayaq Base as part of the handover ceremony April 26, 2005 in Masna'a, Syria. Hundreds of school children and Baath party officials waved national flags and chanted in support of Syrian president Bashar Assad as the last Syrian troops crossed the border back home, ending a 29-year presence in Lebanon. (Photo by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/***** Images) Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1459/22112446dotjpg

Apr 26 2005 MASNA'A, LEBANON - APRIL 26: Syrian troops parade in front of Syrian and Lebanese officers as part of the handover ceremony April 26, 2005 in Rayaq Base, Masna'a, Syria. Hundreds of school children and Baath party officials waved national flags and chanted in support of Syrian president Bashar Assad as the last Syrian troops crossed the border back home, ending a 29-year presence in Lebanon. (Photo by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/***** Images) Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/381/12287047dotjpg

Apr 26 2005 JDAIDET YABOUS, SYRIA - APRIL 26: Syrian soldiers cross the Lebanese-Syrian border April 26, 2005 in Jdaidet Yabous, Syria. Hundreds of school children and Baath party officials waved national flags and chanted in support of Syrian president Bashar Assad as the last Syrian troops crossed the border back home, ending a 29-year presence in Lebanon. (Photo by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/***** Images) Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4772/95250397dotjpg

Mar 8 2005 ALEY, LEBANON - MARCH 8: Syrian soldiers stand guard at a Syrian base, on March 8, 2005, near Aley, Lebanon. Syria's military presence in Lebanon remains unchanged following yesterday's announcement that forces would redeploy to eastern Lebanon by the end of the month. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/***** Images) Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3575/72283720dotjpg

Mar 8 2005 MOUNT LEBANON, LEBANON - MARCH 8: A Syrian soldier stands guard at a Syrian base, on March 8, 2005, in Mount Lebanon, Lebanon. Syria's military presence in Lebanon remains unchanged following yesterday's announcement that forces would redeploy to eastern Lebanon by the end of the month. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/***** Images) Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5821/75455069dotjpg

Feb 20 2003 BATROUN, LEBANON - FEBRUARY 20: A Syrian soldier waves from a building February 20, 2003 in the coastal town of Batroun in Lebanon. About 4,000 Syrian soldiers are expected to leave north Lebanon with more expected in the near future. The redeployment is cautiously welcomed by the U.S. and comes under increased tensions in the area over a possible military attack on Iraq. Thousands of Syrian soldiers had poured into the country early in the 1975-1990 civil war to help Christian militias against Muslims, leftists and Palestinians. (Photo by ***** Images) Content 2009 ***** Images . All rights reserved.

Snoshi
08-07-2009, 04:49 PM
Very nice pics Enallos

cltknight
08-07-2009, 04:50 PM
So can you please tell me how Syria will defend its ships against IAF airstrikes? :roll:

In case of a conflict Syrians are not going to expose their rusty navy, but on the other hand they might get few batteries of S300 or HQ-9 and that might hurt.

Snoshi
08-07-2009, 04:57 PM
In case of a conflict Syrians are not going to expose their rusty navy, but on the other hand they might get few batteries of S300 or HQ-9 and that might hurt.

Might get? That is just speculation.. They have no money to buy any serious equipment..

Russia has not been willing to sell S-300 to Syria since forever and will not do it now since they value relations with as more important then Syria.. Same goes for China.. It has nothing to gain by selling HQ-9 to Syria.

TheEvian100
08-07-2009, 04:59 PM
Very nice pics Enallos

Cheers mate! I'm also looking for any images of Syrian T-62s in Kuwait. If I remember correctly Syria sent some during the Gulf War.

cltknight
08-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Cheers mate! I'm also looking for any images of Syrian T-62s in Kuwait. If I remember correctly Syria sent some during the Gulf War.

I thought they sent their T72'S.

cltknight
08-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Might get? That is just speculation.. They have no money to buy any serious equipment..

Russia has not been willing to sell S-300 to Syria since forever and will not do it now since they value relations with as more important then Syria.. Same goes for China.. It has nothing to gain by selling HQ-9 to Syria.

Never say never:) they can get them through Iran, and i would not bet the farm on " Russia likes us" another episode like the Georgia one and Syria might even get the S400 free of charge.

TheEvian100
08-07-2009, 05:14 PM
I thought they sent their T72'S.

I think they didn't because of blue on blue issues, of course I know the Kuwaitis used their similar M-84s... But I am quite sure I saw an image of a syrian T-62 on a book about that war.

CombatBoots
08-07-2009, 05:58 PM
I think they didn't because of blue on blue issues, of course I know the Kuwaitis used their similar M-84s... But I am quite sure I saw an image of a syrian T-62 on a book about that war.

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9748/syriant62gw1.thdotjpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/syriant62gw1dotjpg/)

I wouldn't be surprised if this is the exact photo you were referring to. :)

Marsh
08-07-2009, 06:14 PM
Hi,
It would be stupid to underestimate Syria's armed forces. They have competent and numerous Ranger/Special Force units geared to blocking IDF armoured formations, particularly in tangled, hilly terrain. The Syrian airforce and navy are over-matched, but their missile forces could inflict serious damage.

Yes, some, (but not all), of the captured equipment exhibits at the Damascus military museum are fake, but this does not mean that Syria's armed forces lack motivation, courage and ingenuity - they don't....

Marsh

TheEvian100
08-07-2009, 06:56 PM
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9748/syriant62gw1.thdotjpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/syriant62gw1dotjpg/)

I wouldn't be surprised if this is the exact photo you were referring to. :)

Oh yes! Yeah! Haha, I have a 1990 book in my parental home, containing the exact same image. Don't remember the title.. "Weapons of the Gulf (War)" or something like that. It was written when the coalition was still assembling down in Kuwait and SA and compared the two sides.

Πολλά Ευχαριστώ φίλε μου!

(Polla Efharisto file mou: Many Thanks my friend)

CombatBoots
08-08-2009, 03:44 AM
Oh yes! Yeah! Haha, I have a 1990 book in my parental home, containing the exact same image. Don't remember the title.. "Weapons of the Gulf (War)" or something like that. It was written when the coalition was still assembling down in Kuwait and SA and compared the two sides.

Πολλά Ευχαριστώ φίλε μου!

(Polla Efharisto file mou: Many Thanks my friend)

Well that is exactly where I scanned it from. :)
Thanks for reminding me of it in the first place.

TheEvian100
08-08-2009, 04:08 AM
Well that is exactly where I scanned it from. :)
Thanks for reminding me of it in the first place.

Good to hear that! It makes me wonder if those tanks eventually saw any action. It would be interesting to find out the actual involvement of the Syrians in that war..

dan_pub
08-08-2009, 04:09 AM
that is presuming that what dan said is trueCan you recognize Hebrew IDF markings from botched fakes? look at this fender:
http://i89.servimg.com/u/f89/11/79/85/94/pict1410dotjpg
Moral: if you are going to lie, at least don't do it stoopidly rofl rofl rofl



centurion crew that allegedly came from jordanyou remember that all IDF Centurions were upgraded to Shot-Alef before the 73 war, right?
http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/93/90/12/idf_ce10dotjpg
... therefore this tank with Meteor engine cannot be Israeli.
In '73 the only Centurions with meteor engine were Jordan's Arab Legion.

Legion who came to rescue an ally who turns out to be particularly, um, ungrateful and unscrupulous. Poor guys.

dan_pub
08-08-2009, 04:10 AM
(continued from above, somehow long posts don't work for me)

As Marsh wrote, this fakery doesn't mean that the Syrian army didn't destroy many IDF tanks; or capture one (the Magach 6bet does come from the Sultan Yakub botchup); Even less that it is a worthless fighting force (it is not).

But it does show that they are so desperate for any propaganda successes that they sometimes lie through their teeth, like at Teshreen.

Jim Warford
08-11-2009, 12:12 AM
Here are a couple of pics of Syrian T-55s fitted with North Korean laser rangefinders...

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8472/syriant55northkoreanlrfdotjpg
Shot at 2009-08-10

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1783/t55syrian03dotjpg
Shot at 2009-08-10

TORA
08-11-2009, 12:32 AM
Here are a couple of pics of Syrian T-55s fitted with North Korean laser rangefinders...


Very interesting ... in fact see here

http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss245/T-O-R-A/KPA/img_43_963_31239173655dotjpg?t=1249722668

calimero2
08-25-2009, 08:01 AM
Posted by aryajempee on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62445171@N00/3730717951/sizes/l/in/set-72157621538935373
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62445171@N00/3731517048/sizes/l/in/set-72157621538935373/

This is an interesting T-55. It has smoke grenade launchers, rubber side skirts, a KTD-2 laser range finder (KTD-2 ?) and even what appears to be the 1K13 BOM gunner's sight of the "Bastion" system, but no additional armour on the turret or hull front.

cltknight
08-27-2009, 10:32 AM
Syrian MIG 23 in Israel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhj2gDJfRxo&feature=player_embedded

sardukar
08-30-2009, 07:35 AM
syrian sams shoot israeli and us planes over lebanon in 1983/1984

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqSLvhhA7KU&NR=1

Zeev
08-30-2009, 10:32 AM
Chicks skinning live snakes with their teeth and BBQing them is pretty hardcore in a manner of speaking. Wierd too.
.

hmm all that circus seems pretty useless, torturing and eating poor reptiles didn't helped them very much in their wars against zionists.




They should try with scorpions.

planeman
08-30-2009, 12:00 PM
slightly more meaningful than the karate dance demos most militaries put on. skinning a live snake with your teeth takes a certain mental adjustment. Hate to see what those chicks do to man snakes

ayanami_tard
08-30-2009, 12:14 PM
... but no real signs of modernisation of conventional land forces in past 20 years. With implosion of USSR Syria has been one of the biggest losers.

this is what happens when one country relies too much on foreign stuff and neglect domestic R&D

syria can learn something from south korea,israel,and even iran,which have sound domestic military industry even though they are still relied on foreign equipment

sardukar
09-03-2009, 09:35 AM
I agree that this eating live snakes show off is meaningless and not environmentally friendly.
but it's worth mentioning the syrian special forces performed well in 1973 despite inferior weaponry.
It's easy to claim you're tough and superior when you have the firepower and technology to support your words, but the real balls are with the combatants who make make all difference with limited resources.
personally thats where my respect goes . . .

NimDod
09-03-2009, 09:46 AM
but it's worth mentioning the syrian special forces performed well in 1973 despite inferior weaponry.


the Syrian SF had inferior weaponry in 1973?
care to elaborate or is it the same old "we lost to the zionists because of America's support" song?

Zeev
09-03-2009, 10:44 AM
untill the collapse of SSSR, Syria always received first class soviet weapons that were equal or even sometimes better to their western equivalents in service in IDF.

The wars they loose have for only reasons their lack of motivation, and of inventivity in their tactics and strategies.

"It's easy to claim you're tough and superior when you have the firepower and technology to support your words, but the real balls are with the combatants who make make all difference with limited resources.
personally thats where my respect goes . . ."

So tell me why in this case they failed at crushing us in 1948, while they had planes and tanks and even the support of Irakis?

RoyB
09-03-2009, 11:24 AM
but it's worth mentioning the syrian special forces performed well in 1973 despite inferior weaponry.
Not true.
ffffff

sardukar
09-03-2009, 02:57 PM
you guys thrive on arguments don't you!
it's like no one can make a comment on your opposite side without at least 3 of yous charging in!
you know for a fact that the syrians never had better weaponry than israel
israel even started its own weapon programs very early in the struggle and YES with absolute support from the US.
you wanna tell me that doesn't count!?
come on grow up
you won the war and no one is arguing with you about that
fair play
but no need to be so immature about every single point anyone makes against you!
give some credit to the others where credit is due . . .

Zeev
09-03-2009, 03:21 PM
you guys thrive on arguments don't you!
it's like no one can make a comment on your opposite side without at least 3 of yous charging in!
you know for a fact that the syrians never had better weaponry than israel
israel even started its own weapon programs very early in the struggle and YES with absolute support from the US.
you wanna tell me that doesn't count!?
come on grow up
you won the war and no one is arguing with you about that
fair play
but no need to be so immature about every single point anyone makes against you!
give some credit to the others where credit is due . . .

Israelis are smarter than syrians on all points, strategy, military engineering and weapons conception, etc, that's not arrogance but facts; just face it, it still doesn't change that syrians received the best from soviet union until 1990. On the other hand if they are incapable to develop their own weapon systems, that's their only fault.

"it's like no one can make a comment on your opposite side without at least 3 of yous charging in!"

That is called debating, you're on a public forum, members read you post and can take the right to reply if they judge that your arguments are biased.

About the fact that you're alone against 3 does not concern only us, there would be maybe more Arabic members here if their messages contained more known facts than propaganda.

RoyB
09-03-2009, 04:08 PM
you guys thrive on arguments don't you!
it's like no one can make a comment on your opposite side without at least 3 of yous charging in!
you know for a fact that the syrians never had better weaponry than israel
israel even started its own weapon programs very early in the struggle and YES with absolute support from the US.
you wanna tell me that doesn't count!?
come on grow up
you won the war and no one is arguing with you about that
fair play
but no need to be so immature about every single point anyone makes against you!
give some credit to the others where credit is due . . .
Chill..
Read more about battles in the war and you'll find out that the Syrian had equipment Israel lacked.
Its not some ego thing.. its the truth.
Just read.

sardukar
09-03-2009, 05:41 PM
Chill..
Read more about battles in the war and you'll find out that the Syrian had equipment Israel lacked.
Its not some ego thing.. its the truth.
Just read.

won't bother arguing with the others.
you sound more reasonable.

it's true that the syrians had a subtle advantage in some aspects notably the numbers, but wouldn't you agree that when it comes to training and equipment israel had the edge?
take the air force for instance:
upgraded f-4s and mirage 3 could take out anything the arabs had. Especially when well trained israeli pilots where in command.
you can argue some points but all in all I believe the idf was a better fighting force.

Antua
09-03-2009, 05:48 PM
Russia confirms talks on delivery of MiG-31 aircraft to Syria


MOSCOW, September 3 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Syria are in talks on the delivery of at least eight MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors under a contract signed two years ago, a Russian business daily said on Thursday, citing an industry official.
Kommersant said Russia has so far denied reaching a deal with Syria on MiG-31 sales, but Damascus insisted in May on the existence of a contract worth an estimated $400-500 million.
"A couple of years ago we signed two contracts [with Syria] - one on MiG-29M and another - on MiG-31. The first is being implemented, but the MiG-31 contract has never become effective... I hope that the contract will be implemented sooner or later," Alexei Fyodorov, the head of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), told Kommersant.
According to Kommersant, Russia's Sokol aircraft manufacturing plant started preparatory work for assembly of MiG-31 from hulls (without engines and weapons) kept in storage since 1994, when the production of the interceptors was officially discontinued.
However, the actual assembly has never materialized, the paper said.
The MiG-31 Foxhound is a two-seat supersonic interceptor aircraft developed to replace the MiG-25 Foxbat. It is equipped with two D-30F6 turbofan two-shaft engines with a common afterburner and a variable supersonic nozzle, which allow the aircraft to fly at supersonic speeds of up to Mach 2.83.
The interceptor also features unique air-to-air missiles capable of hitting targets at ranges exceeding 200 kilometers (125 miles), including aircraft with stealth capabilities, cruise missiles, and supersonic aircraft.
According to various sources, about 500 MiG-31s have been produced since production began in 1978, approximately 370 of which remain in service with the Russian Air Force.
The sales of MiG-31 aircraft to Damascus may spark criticism in the West and Israel, which consider arming Syria a threat to regional security, the Kommersant said.

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20090903/156008438.html

GiladS
09-03-2009, 08:59 PM
but it's worth mentioning the syrian special forces performed well in 1973 despite inferior weaponry.


What inferior weaponry?

One example just off the top of my head... Syrian SF were issued the AK-47 which was more durable and had a greater effective range than the FN FAL which was issued to IDF infantry at the time.

As for the 'achievements' of the Syrian commandos in 1973... I take it that you are referring to the initial capture of the Hermon Mountain. Well considering the fact that two Syrian commando companies that were airlifted to the Israeli outpost had to face 14 infantry soldiers with proper comabt training (out of a total of 60 people who manned the outpost at the time), I don't think they, or we for that matter, have much to boast about.

GiladS
09-03-2009, 09:25 PM
it's true that the syrians had a subtle advantage in some aspects notably the numbers, but wouldn't you agree that when it comes to training and equipment israel had the edge?
take the air force for instance:
upgraded f-4s and mirage 3 could take out anything the arabs had. Especially when well trained israeli pilots where in command.
you can argue some points but all in all I believe the idf was a better fighting force.

Regarding human resources and training you may have a point. The way the Syrian military is structured in terms of hierarchy and the relation between the commander and a simple soldier is flawed (very much based on a social class system).

As for the Syrian Air Force during the Yom Kippur War, it was was equipped with the MiG-21MFs that was on par while the SAMs disrupted Israeli air superiority.

TR1
09-03-2009, 09:28 PM
Ak-47 had greater effective range than FAL?
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RIPTIDE
09-03-2009, 09:30 PM
This is pictureas and photo thread. And an interesting one. Comments should be at a minimum.

GB_FXST
09-03-2009, 09:38 PM
What inferior weaponry?

One example just off the top of my head... Syrian SF were issued the AK-47 which was more durable and had a greater effective range than the FN FAL which was issued to IDF infantry at the time.

... snip ...



Maybe such things are natural . But in the late 1980s we were in awe of Syrian light infantry arms, in particular light machine guns, sniper rifles, and AT missiles to name a few We also believed Syrian snipers to be very well trained and very dangerous.


Ak-47 had greater effective range than FAL?
.......................................................................

I think that you are right to question that. Off the top of my head, the FAL (NATO 7.62 / Win .308) should have better range and accuracy. But, AK wins for durability and reliability.

GiladS
09-03-2009, 09:42 PM
I think that you are right to question that. Off the top of my head, the FAL (NATO 7.62 / Win .308) should have better range and accuracy. But, AK wins for durability and reliability.


True, I stand corrected... I blame the fact that it's 4:40 am over here. p-)

NimDod
09-04-2009, 05:18 AM
it's true that the syrians had a subtle advantage in some aspects notably the numbers, but wouldn't you agree that when it comes to training and equipment israel had the edge?
take the air force for instance:
upgraded f-4s and mirage 3 could take out anything the arabs had. Especially when well trained israeli pilots where in command.
you can argue some points but all in all I believe the idf was a better fighting force.

take all other qeuipment for instance:
In the Golan area, the IDF was using Centurion tanks with no added protection against T55 and T62 tanks.
In Kahalani's book 'Oz 77', he describes how in night times, his tanks were like sitting ducks with no way to find their targets at night with the Syrian tanks had Infra Red equipment.
The same goes with Anti Tank weapons (Israeli super-Bazooka vs RPG7), light weapons (FN FAL & Uzi vs AK47s), APC's (Halftrucks and M113 vs BMP1's). the list goes on, but I think you got the message.
And that's without mentioning the quantities of the Syrian Forces vs the IDF's.

RoyB
09-04-2009, 05:22 AM
won't bother arguing with the others.
you sound more reasonable.

it's true that the syrians had a subtle advantage in some aspects notably the numbers, but wouldn't you agree that when it comes to training and equipment israel had the edge?
take the air force for instance:
upgraded f-4s and mirage 3 could take out anything the arabs had. Especially when well trained israeli pilots where in command.
you can argue some points but all in all I believe the idf was a better fighting force.
You're right on some things.
But, I suggest you to read NimDod's post.. that is what people here are arguing about.

sardukar
09-04-2009, 05:34 AM
What inferior weaponry?

One example just off the top of my head... Syrian SF were issued the AK-47 which was more durable and had a greater effective range than the FN FAL which was issued to IDF infantry at the time.

As for the 'achievements' of the Syrian commandos in 1973... I take it that you are referring to the initial capture of the Hermon Mountain. Well considering the fact that two Syrian commando companies that were airlifted to the Israeli outpost had to face 14 infantry soldiers with proper comabt training (out of a total of 60 people who manned the outpost at the time), I don't think they, or we for that matter, have much to boast about.

wasn't too sure about the details on that one
but that particular operation is given a lot of spotlights
I was under the impression it was a major military acheivment on the part of the syrian sf

sardukar
09-04-2009, 05:39 AM
Regarding human resources and training you may have a point. The way the Syrian military is structured in terms of hierarchy and the relation between the commander and a simple soldier is flawed (very much based on a social class system).

agree
you can also add lack of discipline due to the fact that a big portion of syrian soldiers come from rural areas - most of whom have never been to school.
hence very hard to train

how about the uzi smg?
as far as I know it didn't perform too good on the egyptian front.
what about in the golan?

sardukar
09-04-2009, 05:44 AM
You're right on some things.
But, I suggest you to read NimDod's post.. that is what people here are arguing about.

which post?
is it on another thread?

RoyB
09-04-2009, 05:50 AM
which post?
is it on another thread?
No.
The post of NimDod, right before mine.(the one you're quoting).

CombatBoots
09-04-2009, 06:47 AM
how about the uzi smg?
as far as I know it didn't perform too good on the egyptian front.
what about in the golan?

I have heard about soldiers dropping their Uzi to pick up AK's, not sure which front but on the Egyptian front for sure.
It must have been a frustrating weapon to have when the distance of engagement was long.

Moledet
09-04-2009, 07:04 AM
agree
you can also add lack of discipline due to the fact that a big portion of syrian soldiers come from rural areas - most of whom have never been to school.
hence very hard to train

Exactly, Israeli instructors face the same difficulty in African countries training government police forces. It took riding instructors hours to teach them how to walk next to a motorcycle holding the handlebar without having it fall over. Usually, the training succeeds partially and then the instructors leave and the unit is completely destroyed a few months later.

Zeev
09-04-2009, 08:47 AM
It must have been a frustrating weapon to have when the distance of engagement was long.

It is, as all smg's.

During the service times of Uzi, the troops always switched for the Fal or Galil when needed for long range shots. The Uzi main purpose was always the combat in builded grounds and eventually as a tanker weapon, nothing really else.

sardukar
09-04-2009, 09:04 AM
No.
The post of NimDod, right before mine.(the one you're quoting).

somehow I had missed that post !
quite informative . . .

TheArmenian
09-04-2009, 01:15 PM
take all other qeuipment for instance:
In the Golan area, the IDF was using Centurion tanks with no added protection against T55 and T62 tanks.
In Kahalani's book 'Oz 77', he describes how in night times, his tanks were like sitting ducks with no way to find their targets at night with the Syrian tanks had Infra Red equipment.
The same goes with Anti Tank weapons (Israeli super-Bazooka vs RPG7), light weapons (FN FAL & Uzi vs AK47s), APC's (Halftrucks and M113 vs BMP1's). the list goes on, but I think you got the message.
And that's without mentioning the quantities of the Syrian Forces vs the IDF's.

Because this is a photo thread, I took the liberty of carrying your post to the Yum Kippur War thread

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?p=4388667#post4388667

In case you want to discuss it, it is the more appropriate place to do so. Cheers.

Marsh
09-05-2009, 05:20 AM
What inferior weaponry?

One example just off the top of my head... Syrian SF were issued the AK-47 which was more durable and had a greater effective range than the FN FAL which was issued to IDF infantry at the time.

As for the 'achievements' of the Syrian commandos in 1973... I take it that you are referring to the initial capture of the Hermon Mountain. Well considering the fact that two Syrian commando companies that were airlifted to the Israeli outpost had to face 14 infantry soldiers with proper comabt training (out of a total of 60 people who manned the outpost at the time), I don't think they, or we for that matter, have much to boast about.

Hi Gilad,

I believe you are mistaken about this point. The Syrian special forces which siezed the electronic intelligence station did initially have only a handful of combat soldiers facing them. However, the same special forces unit moved down the flank of the mountain to block IDF attempts to retake the intelligence staion. The Syrians fought very well against the Golani Brigade, blocking their initial advance although the Syrians were by this stage heavily outnumbered. It took Sayeret Golani to defeat them and the Syrians inflicted serious losses on Sayeret Golani in the process. There is an Israeli source for this by the way, an interesting "warts and all" book published by the Israeli Ministry of Defence. Its by Moshe Givati and in English is called the September Survivor.

Cheers
Marsh

GiladS
09-05-2009, 09:59 AM
Hi Gilad,

However, the same special forces unit moved down the flank of the mountain to block IDF attempts to retake the intelligence staion. The Syrians fought very well against the Golani Brigade, blocking their initial advance although the Syrians were by this stage heavily outnumbered. It took Sayeret Golani to defeat them and the Syrians inflicted serious losses on Sayeret Golani in the process. There is an Israeli source for this by the way, an interesting "warts and all" book published by the Israeli Ministry of Defence. Its by Moshe Givati and in English is called the September Survivor.

Cheers
Marsh

The Syrian commandos were well entrenched and had the advantage of holding higher ground.

In the first (failed) battle for the recapture of the Hermon you had 140-150 infantry soldiers of the Golani Brigade who adanced up the mountain to face some 400 commandos... that's hardly outnumbering them.

The IDF force advanced in two sections, one mounted on half tracks that moved up the long and winding road going up the mountain while the second force moved by foot up the ridge.

The mechanized force was halted by landmines placed on the road by the commandos and heavy fire (including RPGs) from the upper positions. The second infantry force moving by foot was delayed due to an ambush by the well positioned and entrenched Syrians and couldn't aid the half tracks.

When finally the two forces were rejoyned the order was given to retreat due to the heavy losses.


As for the second battle (Operation Dessert), the IDF force was mainly made up of soldiers from the 51st Battalion. The IDF still didn't assemble a force with a numerical superiority to counter the commando holding the mountain.

The IDF force that climbed up the mountain was made up of battalions 51 and 17 and of course the Golani Recon Company which as a whole I guess would be roughly 400 men. The same number as the far more well positioned and entrenched Syrian force.

Also if I'm not mistaken the Syrian commandos had NVDs which aided them during the night battles (which the IDF infantry didn't have).

During the battle itself the Syrian officers fled and abandoned their men who continued fighting when it was clear that the IDF force was going to recapture the mountain.

Marsh
09-05-2009, 12:34 PM
The Syrian commandos were well entrenched and had the advantage of holding higher ground.

In the first (failed) battle for the recapture of the Hermon you had 140-150 infantry soldiers of the Golani Brigade who adanced up the mountain to face some 400 commandos... that's hardly outnumbering them.

The IDF force advanced in two sections, one mounted on half tracks that moved up the long and winding road going up the mountain while the second force moved by foot up the ridge.

The mechanized force was halted by landmines placed on the road by the commandos and heavy fire (including RPGs) from the upper positions. The second infantry force moving by foot was delayed due to an ambush by the well positioned and entrenched Syrians and couldn't aid the half tracks.

When finally the two forces were rejoyned the order was given to retreat due to the heavy losses.


As for the second battle (Operation Dessert), the IDF force was mainly made up of soldiers from the 51st Battalion. The IDF still didn't assemble a force with a numerical superiority to counter the commando holding the mountain.

The IDF force that climbed up the mountain was made up of battalions 51 and 17 and of course the Golani Recon Company which as a whole I guess would be roughly 400 men. The same number as the far more well positioned and entrenched Syrian force.

Also if I'm not mistaken the Syrian commandos had NVDs which aided them during the night battles (which the IDF infantry didn't have).

During the battle itself the Syrian officers fled and abandoned their men who continued fighting when it was clear that the IDF force was going to recapture the mountain.

Hi,

You my well be right on the first battle, my apologies.

Of the second battle Givati talks of three infantry companies plus Sayeret Golani, plus a battalion of paras who were airlifted in during the battle from Machanyim air*****. These paras are distinct from the unit which was landed to sieze the Syrian portion of the Hermon crest to the north east. I watched the paras being airlifted by the way, I was living on Machanyim at the time.

Givati referes to Operation Dessert as being a mopping up operation, albeit a difficult and painful one. By then, the bulk of the Syrian commandos had either fled the captured intelligence post or had been killed. Givati states that 50 commandos remained to the bitter end. As well as those 50 syrian commandos there were the others - based further down the approach road to the intelligece station and dug in on the rocky slopes. These men were the remnants of those who had defeated the first attempt to rescue the soldiers trapped within the intelligence post. I do believe that by this stage of the battle the IDF did have numerical superiority, although perhaps not the 3 to 1 normallly thought of as being necessary for offensive action against a pre-prepared enemy.

Yes some Syrian officers ran. However Givati specifically mentions the Syrian commander, who he refers to as Jojo, who fought well and stayed to the end.

I suppose what I am trying to say, is that without taking anything away from the couragous soldiers who recaptured the Hermon, it would be wrong to underestimate Syrian forces present.

Cheers
Marsh

GB_FXST
09-05-2009, 12:48 PM
Hi,

You my well be right on the first battle, my apologies.

Of the second battle Givati talks of three infantry companies plus Sayeret Golani, plus a battalion of paras who were airlifted in during the battle from Machanyim air*****. These paras are distinct from the unit which was landed to sieze the Syrian portion of the Hermon crest to the north east. I watched the paras being airlifted by the way, I was living on Machanyim at the time.

Givati referes to Operation Dessert as being a mopping up operation, albeit a difficult and painful one. By then, the bulk of the Syrian commandos had either fled the captured intelligence post or had been killed. Givati states that 50 commandos remained to the bitter end. As well as those 50 syrian commandos there were the others - based further down the approach road to the intelligece station and dug in on the rocky slopes. These men were the remnants of those who had defeated the first attempt to rescue the soldiers trapped within the intelligence post. I do believe that by this stage of the battle the IDF did have numerical superiority, although perhaps not the 3 to 1 normallly thought of as being necessary for offensive action against a pre-prepared enemy.

Yes some Syrian officers ran. However Givati specifically mentions the Syrian commander, who he refers to as Jojo, who fought well and stayed to the end.

... snip ...



Jerry Asher, in the his book, Duel for the Golan, discuss Jo Jos role in the first failed Israeli counter-attack on the Hermon. There is another oblique reference to him in the description of the second, successful, counterattack.




... snip ...

I suppose what I am trying to say, is that without taking anything away from the couragous soldiers who recaptured the Hermon, it would be wrong to underestimate Syrian forces present.

Cheers
Marsh

A very valid and important point. Hubris is corrosive and destructive.

GiladS
09-05-2009, 01:50 PM
I suppose what I am trying to say, is that without taking anything away from the couragous soldiers who recaptured the Hermon, it would be wrong to underestimate Syrian forces present.

Cheers
Marsh

No argument here.

sardukar
09-05-2009, 04:12 PM
great info fellas
Thanks

How about the air battles on the golan front?
did the syrians manage to make any impact?

sardukar
09-11-2009, 01:48 PM
two very famous photos
- pres hafez alassad visits frontline during the 1973 october war
- syrian troops in front of the lebanese mod in 1990

TheArmenian
09-14-2009, 11:49 PM
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9287/mig211dotjpg

I am not sure if this one is Syrian or Egyptian

dan_pub
09-15-2009, 12:13 AM
I am not sure if this one is Syrian or Egyptian
Egyptian MiG-21 PFMA with Atoll

sardukar
09-15-2009, 04:22 AM
I am not sure if this one is Syrian or Egyptian


it's Egyptian

Freedom Fighter
09-15-2009, 07:58 PM
syrian Mig-29 ?

http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/mig11_10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3569&u=11434577)
mig-23
http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/04387310dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3567&u=11434577)

m-8
http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/13/26/81/71/mi-8_s10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=114&u=13268171)

M60 Captured by the Syrians in 82

http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/11/93/90/12/8710dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=375&u=11939012)

MIG-23 Captured by the israelians

http://i20.servimg.com/u/f20/11/43/45/77/mig23i10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=140&u=11434577)


http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/uni11210dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3570&u=11434577)


T-55
http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/t551010dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3572&u=11434577)
T-62
http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/t721010dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3573&u=11434577)


(http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=48&u=13268171)

http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/uni21010dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3571&u=11434577)


damas to south


http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/2577/55577285vy3dotpng (http://imageshack.us)


http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/1433/11878125xk5dotpng (http://imageshack.us)

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/1164/10147590ad1dotpng (http://imageshack.us)
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2269/93424097rr3dotpng (http://imageshack.us)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8241/35676111jw9dotpng (http://imageshack.us)

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/4928/67587590ks8dotpng (http://imageshack.us)

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1977/14351467re8dotpng (http://imageshack.us)

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3108/22588900cl9dotpng (http://imageshack.us)


http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/fbdffd10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3563&u=11434577)

http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/fcbff10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3564&u=11434577)

http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/fhfnhg10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3565&u=11434577)

http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/ngfgng10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3566&u=11434577)

Freedom Fighter
09-15-2009, 10:20 PM
Syrian Navy
Mil MI-14PL

http://spotters.net.ua/files/images/0000000509_small.jpeg

http://spotters.net.ua/files/images/0000000510_small.jpeg

http://spotters.net.ua/files/images/0000000511_small.jpeg

dan_pub
09-15-2009, 11:28 PM
syrian Mig-29 ?
http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/11/43/45/77/mig11_10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3569&u=11434577)
This is not syrian. It's Sudanese.

CombatBoots
09-16-2009, 12:14 AM
Ooh, a lot of reposts...
Though some that I haven't seen, thanks Freedom Fighter.

m.i.t
09-16-2009, 03:22 AM
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2269/93424097rr3dotpng (http://imageshack.us)

Any idea ?

sardukar
09-16-2009, 05:49 AM
sand dunes?
those google earth snapshots don't look like they're military installations. Unless I'm missing something.

Freedom Fighter
09-16-2009, 08:09 PM
MIG-29S

http://i83.servimg.com/u/f83/11/43/45/77/mi29s10dotjpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=4662&u=11434577)

Cataphract_Persia
09-16-2009, 10:02 PM
Syrian Nationalist Milita
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1708/syriansocialnationalpardotjpg


Syrian Border Guard
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1765/syrianguarddotjpg

Funreal for fallen syrian Soldier
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1018/syriafunrealdotjpg

Syrian Troops
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6581/syriantroopsdotjpg

Head of Iranian IRGC ( left ) meeting with Syrian Defence Minister ( on the right) in Syria

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4241/iransyriadotjpg

blackshadow69
09-17-2009, 02:06 PM
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Images/Ka-28fdotjpg

Somewhere near Latakia

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9458/s75dotjpg

vonstuck
09-17-2009, 02:44 PM
[QUOTE=Cataphract_Persia;4416839]Syrian Nationalist Milita
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1708/syriansocialnationalpardotjpg


Pakistani camouflage!
Gilles

Octavariable
09-17-2009, 04:12 PM
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2269/93424097rr3dotpng (http://imageshack.us)

Any idea ?

Dirt dugouts for vehicles and armoured vehicles

Zeev
12-20-2009, 08:11 AM
Old syrian army pics

Assad visiting soldiers in 70's

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/Zeev85/Lebannon%20War/syr6dotjpg?t=1261314515

Syrian official and soldier in Beirut

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/Zeev85/Lebannon%20War/syr5dotjpg?t=1261314550

Assad at a parade

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/Zeev85/Lebannon%20War/syr4dotjpg?t=1261314580

Young Bachar Al-Assad during military times.

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/Zeev85/Lebannon%20War/syr2dotjpg?t=1261314611

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/Zeev85/Lebannon%20War/sy3dotjpg?t=1261314654

arcadian
12-20-2009, 08:53 AM
Black Shadow, I think that Kamov is Indian Navy not Syrian. I know the Syrians do operate the Helix but they are reported to be in a bad state.

Elbs
03-12-2010, 07:44 PM
Probably under going refurbishment in the Ukraine or Uzbekistan?

http://i39.*******.com/nb56qdotjpg
http://i42.*******.com/2qk347sdotjpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3521/mig23mlsirio2dotjpg
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1401/mig23mlsirio3dotjpg
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/8813/mig23mlsirio5dotjpg

Elbs
03-12-2010, 08:10 PM
Ex-Belarus MiG-23s at Aleppo, 2009.

http://i44.*******.com/sowgifdotjpg

Ang Mo Kio
03-12-2010, 08:14 PM
Syrian parachutist insignias.

Elbs
03-12-2010, 08:34 PM
http://i40.*******.com/313lwt0dotjpg

An-12 'Cub' with civilian registration

AZZenny
03-13-2010, 12:54 AM
Somehow had missed seeing this thread. On the relative Syrian vs. Israeli equipment quality and personnel issue -- I spent a day on the Golan with a former IDF sniper a couple years ago, and when we were discussing training and eqipment, he said Syrian snipers were treated like princes, always got the best and most modern Soviet sniper platforms at the time (1969, 73). On the other hand IDF snipers had pretty basic M14s, had other duties besides scout-sniper, and fairly limited training (by US or Soviet standards, anyhow). He felt that made IDF snipers savvy and resourceful, but they just didn't have the right gear or training to do really fine shots like the Syrians.

jh1
03-13-2010, 08:39 AM
Can anyone tell me, what is written on this Syrian parachutist wing? Thank you.:roll:

First line in green : " Hafez al-Assad Our Leader For Eternity "
Second line in Green : "FOURTH DIVISION"
In Red " Tanks"

Ang Mo Kio
03-13-2010, 09:42 AM
[QUOTE=jh1;4817094]First line in green : " Hafez al-Assad Our Leader For Eternity "
Second line in Green : "FOURTH DIVISION"
In Red " Tanks"

Many thanks for the information.:)

Ang Mo Kio
03-14-2010, 07:28 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing. Can jh1 please help me with the inscriptions. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Ang Mo Kio
03-14-2010, 07:34 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing.

Ang Mo Kio
03-14-2010, 07:49 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing.

Ang Mo Kio
03-14-2010, 08:06 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing.

Ang Mo Kio
03-14-2010, 08:20 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing.

jh1
03-14-2010, 08:27 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing. Can jh1 please help me with the inscriptions. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

First line in Green and red ( Right to left ) : لبيك للأبد ، بشار الأسد ( labaik lil-abad , bashar al-assad )
it's a bit tricky to translate ,this one, but I'll tray : " Here we come , now and forever , Bashar Al-assad "
it means that we'll always answer the call or commands of Bashar Al-Assad .
I hope that make sense in English .

Second line : القوات الخاصة ( al-quwwāt al-khassah )
that would be : Special Forces

jh1
03-14-2010, 08:29 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing.

same as the previous one , but without "specia forces"

jh1
03-14-2010, 08:36 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing.

@ Post #208

written on the wings ( from right to left ) : فرسان الوطن ( fursaan al-watan)
means : Knights of the nation

under the flags : الحرس الجمهوري (al-Ḥaras al-Jamhūriyy )
translation : Republican Guard

jh1
03-14-2010, 08:47 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing.

@ Post #209

Front :
حافظ الأسد
Hafez al-Assad

Back :
looks like a serial number :
٣٢١١٠٤٧
3211047

on the right side , it's not clear but I think it's the Arabic letter "هـ" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_%28letter%29)( the equivalent of "H" in English , ****ounced : hā )

I hope that was helpful :) .

jh1
03-14-2010, 08:54 AM
Syrian Parachutist wing.

forgot this one @ Post #207 :

Front :
القوات الخاصة
translation : Special Forces

Back :
an advertisement for the factory that make theses things along with the phone number and address .

Ang Mo Kio
03-14-2010, 08:59 AM
Hi jh1 - many thanks for all the translation. GREAT EFFORTwoot

jh1
03-14-2010, 11:48 AM
Hi jh1 - many thanks for all the translation. GREAT EFFORTwoot

You're welcome :)

Mathieu29
04-23-2010, 04:26 PM
Thanks for posting the insignas, and for the traduction. Very interesting.

Can anyone ID this weapon ? Apparently only used by the Syrian Special Force :

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/34dotjpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/181074dotjpg

Sumadinac
09-30-2010, 09:05 PM
Thanks for posting the insignas, and for the traduction. Very interesting.

Can anyone ID this weapon ? Apparently only used by the Syrian Special Force :

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/34dotjpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x28/Flex29/Syrian%20Armed%20Forces/181074dotjpg

Looks like AK 103's..

Anzor
10-01-2010, 03:02 AM
138018138019138021138022138023138024

Paul85
10-01-2010, 04:29 AM
Amzor...the 6th picture (first one from the second line) shows Lebanese soldiers, not Syrians.
second...are you sure that the S.F guy shown in the 3rd picture is Syrian?

Dave76
10-01-2010, 06:06 AM
138020
Definitely NOT a Syrian soldier, French GIPN.

Paul85
10-01-2010, 08:51 AM
thanks man :grin: cause according to my knowledge with the Syrians...it is very unlikely for the guys in the pic to be Syrian

CABAL
01-16-2011, 09:42 AM
http://cs10874.vkontakte.ru/u16600561/101038160/z_5958d029dotjpg
Syrian troops parade for King Fahd of Saudia Arabia. Gulf War

crush6655
01-16-2011, 11:11 AM
Wasn't Syria a big supporter of Saddam ?

CABAL
01-16-2011, 11:15 AM
Wasn't Syria a big supporter of Saddam ?

In this case quite the contrary - Syria was a member of the Coalition

CABAL
01-16-2011, 11:19 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalition_of_the_Gulf_War#Coalition_by_number_of_military_personnel

Syrian forces were 6th largest in this war

Zeev
01-16-2011, 11:21 AM
Wasn't Syria a big supporter of Saddam ?
During the 60's until the 80's, Syria and Iraq were both supported by Soviet, but paradoxally, syrian baas and iraqi baas were in a strong opposition, pro iraqi baasists were thrown in jail by syrian regime and vice versa, same thing about palestinian factions. Some factions were supported by iraq and some others by syria, and usually, despite that they were both palestinians, they didn't like each other, to say the least.

Ulytau
01-16-2011, 11:30 AM
Wasn't Syria a big supporter of Saddam ?

Nope,fact is Saddam did coup when Syria-Iraq interest to make an union after this coup Saddam killed everyone who support this union.

TheEvian100
01-16-2011, 11:45 AM
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3744/52397447dotjpg

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5348/83702025dotjpg

6 months ago A Syrian soldier on board an army truck receives carnations upon returning home from Lebanon through the Jdaidet Yabous border post, 70 kms east of Beirut, on the Lebanese-Syrian border, marking a partial end to a near-30-year presence in Lebanon, late 12 March 2005. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to remove all his military and intelligence personnel from Lebanon, a UN envoy said, adding that details of a timetable would be given to the UN secretary general next week.http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6171/36853063dotjpg

6 months ago A photographer takes pictures of Syrian army special forces during a military ceremony at a Lebanese military air base in Rayaq 26 April 2005. The last Syrian troops crossed the border back home, ending a 29-year presence in Lebanon and ushering in a new era for Syria's tiny neighbour.

TheEvian100
01-16-2011, 12:25 PM
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3295/10876731dotjpg

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3072/c10xdotjpg
^^ These two are from Lebanon in the 80's.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5097/66542465dotjpg

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6711/69305236dotjpg
^^ Both from Quneitra checkpoint.

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3577/62051836dotjpg

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5116/20406604dotjpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8670/75307828dotjpg

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/6065/16466315dotjpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9240/c12mdotjpg
^^ Military museum in Syria - odd vehicle camo, seems to be standard in Syria :roll:

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3376/42700589dotjpg

Operation Desert Storm The commanding general of the Syrian army forces reviews his troops prior to the arrival of a visiting dignitary during Operation Desert Shield.http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6960/25173108dotjpg

Operation Desert Storm A Syrian army officer stands at attention as his unit prepares for the arrival of a visiting dignitary during Operation Desert Shield.http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/5615/c11ydotjpg

Operation Desert Storm A member of a Syrian honor guard stands at attention as his unit prepares for the arrival of a visiting dignitary during Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is armed with an AK-47 assault rifle.
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1391/c13fdotjpg
^^ Syrian soldiers in Damascus, a few years ago.

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2355/45963640905e2959f29eodotjpg

Hidden fighters on the way to Bosra, Syria.

Siberian wolf
12-21-2011, 06:37 AM
Syrian Buk-M2E
168647

giugiu90
02-18-2012, 06:41 PM
Syrian T-72 upgraded to T-72 b standard173159

giugiu90
02-18-2012, 06:47 PM
here some syrian soldiers!173160173161173162173163173164173165

giugiu90
02-22-2012, 05:47 PM
Good news for my fellows guys supporing the great syrian army (jk) Syria according to cast.ru web site signed in 2006 a deal for the upgrading of 1000 t 72 tanks to the marvelous t 72 m1m now you know one more reason why not it's taking so long for declare war to syria!!

patton1
09-22-2012, 05:40 AM
http://youtu.be/jNkxj3FEc9g

prince99x
06-13-2013, 06:38 PM
OK people after the criss in my country,it went so much easier to get SAA Hardware pics so this thread will try to gather the most of it .
Any help is appreciated,Regards.
And we start with famous T72AV in an amazing pic.
http://alfaris.net/up/87/alfaris_net_1371163099.jpg (http://alfaris.net/up/87/alfaris_net_1371163099.jpg)

prince99x
06-13-2013, 06:42 PM
SF Commander with AK-74M with Alpha-7115 night laser sight and GP-34.
http://alfaris.net/up/87/alfaris_net_1371163320.jpg (http://alfaris.net/up/87/alfaris_net_1371163320.jpg)

prince99x
06-13-2013, 06:43 PM
4th Divison members.
http://alfaris.net/up/87/alfaris_net_1371163360.jpg (http://alfaris.net/up/87/alfaris_net_1371163360.jpg)

budgie
06-13-2013, 09:56 PM
Jesus, do they issue steroids?

Siempre_Leal
06-13-2013, 09:58 PM
Jesus, do they issue steroids?

You should take a look in the Egyptian thread, there are some big hombres...doesnt look natural

Impartial Bias
06-13-2013, 10:01 PM
You should take a look in the Egyptian thread, there are some big hombres...doesnt look natural
Not natural at all... the muscle structure isn't toned, just bulked on.
They're 4th AD, which means they are handsomely paid. Guess they can afford it.

Polarisbrian
06-14-2013, 03:48 PM
http://i.imgur.com/KecxJ0X.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/N7I3tZW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/J7JykPK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Dy1ZZoq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ixR1ZfW.jpg


Not the Army, interesting enough

Syrian Navy Romeo Subs

http://i.imgur.com/SNma1gF.jpg

AurimasLT
06-14-2013, 04:01 PM
SF Commander with AK-74M with Alpha-7115 night laser sight and GP-34.
http://alfaris.net/up/87/alfaris_net_1371163320.jpg (http://alfaris.net/up/87/alfaris_net_1371163320.jpg)

Those sights are fresh deliveries from Russia or is it prewar stuff?

Karbofos
06-14-2013, 04:07 PM
S-300's
This photo from poligon that leased by Russia in Kazakhstan.
Sary-Shagan. 2011 year.

prince99x
06-14-2013, 04:08 PM
The S300 isn't Syrian and the t72av above it isn't too.

And thank for your contribution.

GB_FXST
06-14-2013, 04:25 PM
There is an existing thread for the Syrian Army:

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?161907-Syrian-Armed-Force

Sashko
06-14-2013, 04:30 PM
Not natural at all... the muscle structure isn't toned, just bulked on.
They're 4th AD, which means they are handsomely paid. Guess they can afford it.

Guess who they are trying to copy with those short sleeves and oversized biceps muscles ;)

US is the leading force in military couture, including the steorid ghb-monkey look.

LineDoggie
06-14-2013, 04:34 PM
Guess who they are trying to copy with those short sleeves and oversized biceps muscles ;)

US is the leading force in military couture, including the steorid ghb-monkey look.Did you just say US troops are Monkeys on Steroids?

wwjs
06-14-2013, 04:39 PM
Guess who they are trying to copy with those short sleeves and oversized biceps muscles ;)

US is the leading force in military couture, including the steorid ghb-monkey look.
Lol, take a look at your Spetsnaz comrade

fiorellabel
06-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Lol, take a look at your Spetsnaz comrade
Both Russian than US special troops have lot of muscles, but they get that mostly with proper sweating: in that case Steroids are immediately evident

Impartial Bias
06-14-2013, 06:35 PM
Guess who they are trying to copy with those short sleeves and oversized biceps muscles ;)

US is the leading force in military couture, including the steorid ghb-monkey look.
AFAIK, the US drug tests service members to make sure they aren't roid infused simian looking freaks. Steroids **** up cognitive functions and are horrible for the body. If US soldiers look like this, 99 times out of 100 they've put the work into their bodies to look that way.
Also, it's against US regulations to have short sleeves like that (those uniforms looks modified). I think the Corps went so far as to ban cuffing uniforms.

Pitchup
06-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Lol, take a look at your Spetsnaz comrade

rather on police/OMON :)
spetsnaz usually looks like starving greyhounds, well except officers and machine-gunners :)
202597

Sashko
06-14-2013, 07:13 PM
Did you just say US troops are Monkeys on Steroids?

A slight difference between a steroid monkey look and an actual monkey on steroids, dont you think? :roll:

Alpheus
06-14-2013, 08:17 PM
Both Russian than US special troops have lot of muscles, but they get that mostly with proper sweating: in that case Steroids are immediately evident

You know that steroids don't actually build muscle, right?

utelore
06-14-2013, 11:01 PM
I've not seen pics that would show russian or US troops that appear to be roided out. The only ones I've seen we're the Egyptian pics. That bulk is not good. You want to be lean mean and fast with high endurance. Most of the russian are also wiry guys that do allot of running and humping. You do see some of the older guys that retire who add bulk from eating more and less excersize. But not roids.

LineDoggie
06-14-2013, 11:28 PM
A slight difference between a steroid monkey look and an actual monkey on steroids, dont you think? :roll:Nice backtracking there, you know damned well how that came off when you originally posted it.

budgie
06-14-2013, 11:44 PM
You know that steroids don't actually build muscle, right?

Of course they do. Unless you want to debate the tiny nuances of chemistry and biology, - and I'm certainly not that smart - in layman's terms, anabolic steroids and synthetic hormones build muscles. They increase testosterone and you get stronger, bigger and with diet and nutrition your exercise yields quicker results. These results fade as you come off the drug. Essentially that's the result of taking those types of steroids.

Now I've taken other types, like the anti-inflammatory prednisone. All that does is make you fat at high doses. And reduce inflammation of course.