November 19th, 2014


Мы пахали 2.

The Al Jahra Force was a Kuwaiti military shock troop striking force formed by Major General Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on October 15, 1973, after the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War. The force, consisting of more than 3,000 men, was organized into a tank battalion, an infantry battalion, two companies of artillery, an anti-aircraft company and a company of the Kuwait 25th Commando Brigade. It also included medical, engineering and signal units. The brigade remained active until the end of September 1974, and then returned to Kuwait after a farewell ceremony in Damascus.

The force was equipped with Vickers tanks {эх, не раздобыли экземпляр для Латруна}, Ferret armoured car, and Alvis Saracen. The Artillery Units had Mk F3 155mm self-propelled guns for the first company while the second company had 120 mm mortars. The Anti-tank units had Carl Gustav recoilless rifle. The anti-aircraft company was equipped with triple barrel anti-aircraft guns 20 mm {это ?}.


На картинке - французская 155-мм САУ Mk F3. Согласно SIPRI, Кувейт получил 10 машин в 1968-м и ещё 8 в 1965-м. 70 танков Викерс в списке тоже есть. А вот про безоткатки Карл Густав и 20-мм зенитки SIPRI ничего не знает.