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    Egyptian tanks?

    What sorts of tanks are the Egyptians using these days? I see them in the news reports on the chaos there and have no idea...

    For that matter, I have no idea what tanks the Russians and former SSRs are using either. Anyone?


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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    The photos -I've- seen so far are of US-made M60A3 Patton tanks and M113 Armored Personnel Carriers - both part of the US aid program to Egypt since the peace treaty with Israel was signed (before that they were predominantly armed with Warsaw Pact weaponry). A (downgraded?) version of the M1A1 Abrams is also manufactured in Egypt under license, but I haven't seen them in any current photos.

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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    I know it is Wiki but look at this.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_..._Egyptian_Army

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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by 9911UZ28 View Post
    I know it is Wiki but look at this.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_..._Egyptian_Army
    Ok, so it is WIKI....still, we let the Egyptians make M1 tanks? What were we thinking?.....

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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    Yeah, they have Abrams, I actually saw one on the news in the middle of a crowd this morning.
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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    A bit of both:

    egypt tanks.jpg
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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkDV View Post
    Ok, so it is WIKI....still, we let the Egyptians make M1 tanks? What were we thinking?.....

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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fort View Post
    Yeah, they have Abrams, I actually saw one on the news in the middle of a crowd this morning.
    We are giving them to the Iraqis too. I've seen them on the news and in person on a railroad siding, complete with Iraqi markings.
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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkDV View Post
    Ok, so it is WIKI....still, we let the Egyptians make M1 tanks? What were we thinking?.....
    That the very concept of the tanks is approaching obsolesence?
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    Re: Egyptian tanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by wrongway149 View Post
    That the very concept of the tanks is approaching obsolesence?
    Tell that to the Merkava crews when a new United Arab Republic (Egypt+Syria) under a Muslim Brotherhood rolls their M1s in.

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