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Interesting Syrian Armor Upgrades
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 05:07 PM UTC
ZSU-23 Slat Armor "Assad Style"





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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 05:13 PM UTC
T-55 "W*F?!" Style








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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 05:23 PM UTC
T-72 Slat Armor "Assad Style"





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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 05:31 PM UTC
T-72 "Stone Age Style"



T-72 "Hybrid Armor Style"

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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 05:37 PM UTC
BMP-1 "MacGyver Style"

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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:14 PM UTC
Wow, in the second set of photos, the one for the T-55, is that empty shell cases used as stand-off armor?

Also just an observation, are the Syrians and Israelis using parts from the same supplier? Cause that ball and chain hanging on some of the armoured vehicles looks exactly like the ball and chain used on the turret bustle on the Merkava tanks. I mean exactly like.

Unless of course the Syrians just have ample supplies of these ball and chains lying around from all the Merkava tanks theyve destroyed...
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:23 PM UTC

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Wow, in the second set of photos, the one for the T-55, is that empty shell cases used as stand-off armor?



I don't know what they are, but they're probably filled with stones or concrete...


Quoted Text

Also just an observation, are the Syrians and Israelis using parts from the same supplier? Cause that ball and chain hanging on some of the armoured vehicles looks exactly like the ball and chain used on the turret bustle on the Merkava tanks. I mean exactly like.



Well, they're apparently learning from their enemies...


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Unless of course the Syrians just have ample supplies of these ball and chains lying around from all the Merkava tanks theyve destroyed...



The kill ratio tends to lean the opposite direction...
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:35 PM UTC
Syrian knock-off the IDF D9 "Doobi"



Well, probably it wasn't that effective...



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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:46 PM UTC
T-72 (or whatever is inside that huge birdcage) "Mad-Max Style". I wouldn't like to drive around in that thing in tight spaces...or open spaces...or at all...



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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
Great selection! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 07:47 PM UTC
There's some truly bizarre stuff in there.....thanks for posting.
And the dozer makes me think of the Semple(?) "tank".
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:02 PM UTC
OK, now let's see a few APC upgrades...







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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:07 PM UTC
Heavy APC "Achzarit Style" (Early).



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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:17 PM UTC
Heavy APC "Achzarit Style" (Late).



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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:21 PM UTC
This is what happens when IS fighters watch too much Mad-Max movies...



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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:25 PM UTC
Now, this is hardcore, even in Mad-Max terms...

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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:36 PM UTC
OK, now take a deep breath before you scroll down, because this is sick...Are you ready?






































A 7.62mm AA MG? Peashooter! A 12.7mm perhaps? WW2 garbage! I WANT AN S-125 ON MY DAMN TANK!!! The Lybian "Wunderwaffe"!!!




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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 09:25 PM UTC
Combat engineering "IS Style".

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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:39 PM UTC
Just as an aside, the T-55 listed in the original post looks like it is actually a T-62. I know it is hard to tell, but the barrel has the bore evacuator halfway down, rather than at the front...

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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:43 PM UTC

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Just as an aside, the T-55 listed in the original post looks like it is actually a T-62. I know it is hard to tell, but the barrel has the bore evacuator halfway down, rather than at the front...

Damon.



You're right. Actually it's not that hard to tell...I should've noticed the wheel spacing...Thanks for the correction, anyway!



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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 05:24 PM UTC
While some of the vehicles seems.... a little odd (to say the minimum), others can turn in very interesting subjects. The idea of the T-72 and BMP can be render a great building.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:00 PM UTC

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Wow, in the second set of photos, the one for the T-55, is that empty shell cases used as stand-off armor?

Also just an observation, are the Syrians and Israelis using parts from the same supplier? Cause that ball and chain hanging on some of the armoured vehicles looks exactly like the ball and chain used on the turret bustle on the Merkava tanks. I mean exactly like.

Unless of course the Syrians just have ample supplies of these ball and chains lying around from all the Merkava tanks theyve destroyed...



chain looks mostly like chain and a ball is usually like any other ball (though some balls can not be compared to other balls but that is another story).
Weld a short piece of standard chain to a steel/iron ball and you end up with some ball-&-chain. The hightech part is to come up with the original idea

Empty shell cases to detonate some types of anti-tank weapons a bit to early and make them less effective ?
Well, .... it might work, ... at least it might improve the morale of those sitting inside that turret ...
I would prefer to increase the standoff distance by adding some sort of bracing structure between the turret shell and the empties ....
/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:33 PM UTC

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The idea of the T-72 and BMP can be render a great building.



The BMP could be an easy "conversion"...
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:06 AM UTC
A few more gems from Syria...

WW1 style retro APC No.1.



WW1 style retro APC No.2.



Another one with less luck...



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