[Non/Future Nation] Baathist Alliance: Iraq and Syria

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Postby FrangibleCover » Mon 20 Feb 2017 18:02

Wayyy out of timeframe but all of the components are in the deck already and it's just doctrinal use that's the issue:
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That right there is a Major-General coordinating the battle from his Command Helicopter, a Gazelle. With HOT.

A Command Gazelle would be easy enough to do and would be a bit different from the norm without requiring a new model. A Very Good optics Command Gazelle HOT is a total meme unit but I suppose it could be handy for... well, helorushing probably. Is there any other evidence of Syrian use of Gazelles as Airborne Command Posts?
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Re: [Non/Future Nation] Baathist Alliance: Iraq and Syria

Postby Grabbed_by_the_Spets » Mon 20 Feb 2017 19:02

Syria has had Hot missiles in time frame, They were used quite well against Israeli M48's during the Lebanese war.
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Postby FrangibleCover » Mon 20 Feb 2017 20:40

Grabbed_by_the_Spets wrote:Syria has had Hot missiles in time frame, They were used quite well against Israeli M48's during the Lebanese war.

That's all fine, I was more focusing on the possibility, however remote, of a CV helo that people use.
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Re: [Non/Future Nation] Baathist Alliance: Iraq and Syria

Postby Killertomato » Mon 20 Feb 2017 21:34

VG optics Gazelle HOT wouldn't be too bad.

It's like the recon Sokol. Except it sucks. Even more.
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Re: [Non/Future Nation] Baathist Alliance: Iraq and Syria

Postby 47andrej » Mon 20 Feb 2017 21:38

FrangibleCover wrote:Is there any other evidence of Syrian use of Gazelles as Airborne Command Posts?

http://luftwaffeas.blogspot.de/2016/12/two-syaaf-sa-342-gazelles-shot-down.html
Syrian Gazelle with Brigadier General Khedr Al-Hussain shot down.

We already have Gazelle as infantry CV transport in yugoslav deck.

And since we speak about helicopter
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Re: [Non/Future Nation] Baathist Alliance: Iraq and Syria

Postby 47andrej » Thu 2 Mar 2017 20:56

Gulf War Iraq and Coalition forces comparison.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War
Personnel 956.000 coalition vs 650.000 iraqi.

Aircraft
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War_air_campaign
2250 coalition vs 500 iraqi planes.
Combat losses: 109 iraqi vs 44 coalition combat aircrafts.

Equipment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gulf_War_military_equipment

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Re: [Non/Future Nation] Baathist Alliance: Iraq and Syria

Postby 47andrej » Sat 4 Mar 2017 13:25

Rare photo of 210mm caliber Al Fao and 155mm Al Majnoon together.
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Al Fao in some storage, fortunately still not scrapped. When peace and prosperity comes back to Iraq, iraqis could show Al Fao in some museum. Its highest caliber self-propelled artillery on wheels in history.
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Postby FrangibleCover » Sat 4 Mar 2017 13:34

47andrej wrote:Al Fao in some storage, fortunately still not scrapped. When peace and prosperity comes back to Iraq, iraqis could show Al Fao in some museum. Its highest caliber self-propelled artillery on wheels in history.

Is that not the Majnoon, just looking at the picture above it? Regardless, the Al-Fao is just such an interesting piece that it almost justifies the Baathists being in the game on its own. The other cool stuff is only icing on the cake.

I'm afraid I don't think it's going to make it to a museum. In the current strife it'll have been pressed into service, scrapped for parts and cash or destroyed because ISIS found it and knew they looked upon the true face of God :lol:.
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Re: [Non/Future Nation] Baathist Alliance: Iraq and Syria

Postby 47andrej » Mon 6 Mar 2017 19:24

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Got pics of some new non-mentioned iraqi stuff aswell 8-)

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Re: [Non/Future Nation] Baathist Alliance: Iraq and Syria

Postby Mike » Tue 7 Mar 2017 05:05

47andrej wrote:Image

Got pics of some new non-mentioned iraqi stuff aswell 8-)


Why isn't it on fire too? That's how most their tanks end up. :P
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