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Minesweepers and Minelayers of the Iraqi Navy

مرسل: الثلاثاء أكتوبر 12, 2010 3:24 am
بواسطة hayder
The minesweepers and minelayers of the Iraqi Navy.

T43 and Nestin Class were the main types. But Iraq also utilised unique locally modified tugs with automated minelayers.

Re: Minesweepers and Minelayers of the Iraqi Navy

مرسل: الخميس أكتوبر 21, 2010 11:14 pm
بواسطة hayder
The main types of minelayers and minesweepers of the Iraqi navy were the T43 and Nestin.

Iraq also operated clandestine tugs for minelaying.


Nestin inshore minesweeper. Iraq bought 6 of these small minesweepers to augment the aging T43s (yugoslav)
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T43 class minesweeper (Iraq received 2 in 1969)
Displacement: 500 tons standard, 569 tons full load
Length: 58 meters
Beam: 8.5 meters
Draught: 2.15 meters
Propulsion: diesel engines 2200 hp
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Range: 3,800 nautical miles (7,037.6 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Crew: ?
Armament: 4 37mm guns (2x2)
2 12.7mm machine guns
1 depth charge thrower
up to 32 mines
Sweeps MT-1, MTSh
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Re: Minesweepers and Minelayers of the Iraqi Navy

مرسل: الخميس أكتوبر 21, 2010 11:25 pm
بواسطة hayder
Iraq had created an interesting naval mine system against the US axis, using a Tug and a floating barge.

they carried 20 Manta and 48 LUGM sea mines per mission.

Here's the entire episode.

an innocent looking tug.
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the "oil drums" disguise the naval mines below...
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below deck... the mines are on a conveyor belt for dumping en masse.
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below deck conveyor belt with mines.
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here's the barge... with the innocent container...
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Re: Minesweepers and Minelayers of the Iraqi Navy

مرسل: الأحد أكتوبر 31, 2010 1:26 am
بواسطة hayder
Another development of this time was outfitting their remaining non-combat vessels as mine layers. In 2003 Coalition forces captured two two tugs outfitted for mine laying in the Khor Abd Allah waterway. One had oil drums that would cover the mines on its deck. The other tug towed a barge with a set of hidden mine laying rails installed inside. Between them they could carry 100 sea mines incl. LUGM-145 moored mine and the hard to find Manta bottom mine.

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Re: Minesweepers and Minelayers of the Iraqi Navy

مرسل: الخميس مايو 29, 2014 8:45 pm
بواسطة TangoIII
كاسحة الألغام العراقية اليرموك من طراز
T-43


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Re: Minesweepers and Minelayers of the Iraqi Navy

مرسل: الثلاثاء يناير 06, 2015 10:15 pm
بواسطة ايسوس العراق
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Re: Minesweepers and Minelayers of the Iraqi Navy

مرسل: السبت مارس 03, 2018 1:05 am
بواسطة TangoIII
كاسحة الألغام العراقية اليرموك من طراز
T-43
الروسية الصنع


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