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    Iraqi Military Tanks Throughout History

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/13/2015

    Once one of the largest armies in the world, Iraq is now paying the price for its wars of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.





    There are a total of (17) Iraqi Military Tanks Throughout History in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1982
    NORINCO Type 69
    The Type 69 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was a Chinese evolution of its own Type 59 MBT series first appea... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 69

    1982
    BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

    1980
    M1 Abrams
    The M1 Abrams was designed by Chrysler Defense and produced under the General Dynamics brand. The ta... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 Abrams

    1977
    TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)
    The TR-580 existed as a local Romanian offshoot of the popular Soviet-era T-55 Main Battle Tank (MBT... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the TR-580 (Tanc Romanesc Model 580)

    1972
    T-72 (Ural)
    The Soviets/Russians have always maintained a penchant for successful (and globally popular) tank de... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-72 (Ural)

    1969
    BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
    Since the tactic of utilizing airborne troops came to lethal fruition in World War 2, there always l... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)

    1966
    BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighti... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

    1965
    Chieftain MBT
    The original Centurion Main Battle Tank (A41) of 1945 was a hugely successful British Army initiativ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Chieftain MBT

    1961
    T-62
    After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Med... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-62

    1959
    NORINCO Type 59
    The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed produc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 59

    1951
    M47 (Patton II)
    The M47 was another addition to the long line of main battle tanks stemming from the World War 2-era... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M47 (Patton II)

    1949
    T-54
    The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-54

    1945
    Centurion (A41)
    Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Centurion (A41)

    1944
    M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
    The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which bega... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)

    1942
    M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
    The M4 Sherman series of medium tanks proved an invaluable asset to Allied operations North Africa, ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)

    1940
    T-34
    To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-34

    1935
    Carro Armato L3 (Series)
    The L3 series of tankettes primarily served the Italian Army in the years leading up to World War 2.... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato L3 (Series)