Iraqi Counter measure and tactics against coalition forces..

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    Iraqi Counter measure and tactics against collation forces..
    Some of interesting finds after the war..

    Perhaps one of the most interesting finds during the 2003 OIF invasion of Iraq were examples of the indigenous hybridisation of the SA-6 round with the seeker section from the Vympel R-60 / AA-8 Aphid heatseeking air to air missile.

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    Note the seekers they are same, The motives for this development effort were clear - Coalition jamming of the CW seeker on the 3M9 missile round during Operation Northern/Southern Watch rendered the standard missile round ineffective. The intent was to produce an electronic countermeasures resistant variant of the missile with infrared terminal homing rather than CW semi-active radar homing.
     
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    Iraqi engineers were involved in mounting s-125 pechora missiles on trucks and using it against coalition planes.

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    Iraq also had a program to manufacture self propelled howitzers before his invasion of Kuwait.

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    The Majnoon SPH is the 155mm using the gerald bull designed 155mm gun from the G5 (south african), but Bull also designed a 210mm SPH on an enlarged chassis for the Iraqis called Al Fao. the al Fao is fitted with an automatic loader, has a crew of four and fires a 109kg ERFB-BB (non rocket assisted) projectile to a range of 57km... I'm guessing with rocket assisted projectile it could hit 70km or more...
     
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    Baghdad-1 and -2 AWACS development

    later the iraqis renamed them Adnan-1 and Adnan-2


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    Later in the war Adnan-1 was send to Iranian air-force.
     
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    Babylon Gun

    Super Babylon Gun

    Most interesting iraqi weapons programme by far, especially the "1000mm" ostensibly to launch payloads into LEO. Its certainly fascinating technology for low cost launching of payloads into orbit, the grandson of V3 and son of HARP...

    Iraq also had a "military" version of the babylon gun. a 600mm gun based on a rail track. they were planning on building dozens of these 600mm guns to be mobile on railtracks around the country.
    Estimates on the cost of two planned superguns and a smaller prototype called Baby Babylon range from $25 million to several hundred million dollars. If the big guns had operated as designed, they would have been able to hurl a 135 kilogram, or 300-pound, projectile nearly 1,000 kilometers, or lift a much larger payload into orbit if it was outfitted with a small rocket engine.

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    Babylon Gun

    Only the 350mm prototype was ever completed. and Iraq's firing tests (from northern iraq) threw the projectile into the saudi desert... (700-750km range achieved).
     
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    Iraq had a project to produce uav's.

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    I R A Q I A N T I - P E R S O N N E L L A S E R S

    1. During the Iran/Iraq War, Iranian soldlers suffered over 4000
    documented eye casualtles from Iraqi laser systems,
    enough to indicate
    Iraq's employment of some laser systems specifically for their casuaity-
    producing effect. The Iranian casualties showed effects caused by
    different types of lasers, which is indicative of the mix of western and
    Communist-block systems in the Iraqi inventory. While range and power
    considerations make their use more difficult against aircraft than
    ground personnel, a soldier possessing such a system will certainly
    attempt to use it when under air attack. Unfortunately, the Iranian
    fighter/bomber pilots routinely avoided low level tactics over Iraqi
    ground troops, thus providing no historical data for assessment.

    2. Daytime tracking of aircraft would obviously be easier for the
    laser operator, accomplished by binoculars mechanically boresighted to
    the laser system. Daytime dazzle effects, however, are reduced due to
    the eye's adaption to bright, daytime light. At night, the operator has
    a considerably more difficult time aiming the device, but its effect is
    several magnitudes higher due to the increased sengitivlty of the night-
    adapted eye.

    3. Blinding and vision disruption by visible and IR lasers in
    third world inventories are primarily low-power sygtems, which limits
    their retina damage to a range of about 2NM. The primary threat for
    aircrews would be the ND:YAG laser, which is invislble and painless
    during exposure, and capable of retina damage to a range of about 3NM.
    Iraq, with its extensive mix of western and Communist-block systems, can
    be expected to deploy the full spectrum of available tactical lasers.
     

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