Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

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    swag
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    Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by swag on Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:27 am

    These pictures were taken approximately 2 kilometers from the Iranian border, OIF 1. We linked up with the Poles who provided ground security for us while we waited for our 'guy' to have a high level meeting with some high level Polish guys.








    My crew chief with a sniper rifle.




    The guy on the right looks wicked excited.




    Last edited by bond007a1 on Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:09 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : added Ukrainian into the title)

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by bond007a1 on Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:07 am

    Swag...question....those guys are wearing Ukrainian uniforms? so are they Ukrainian or Polish wearing Ukrainian uniforms? Just curious is all.....but fantastic photos of course...neat to see "action" photos...

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by zvez on Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:27 am

    Yep far as I know Poles didn't have BTRs in Iraq. It looks like Ukrainian camo on the BTR. But Poland and Ukraine are very near each other.

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by swag on Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:21 am

    Hmmm,,,,maybe the are Ukrainians. I thought they were Poles, someone said they were Poles. None of us spoke Polish (or Ukrainian) and none of them spoke English so it was a lot of hand and arm signals. If they are Ukrainian please move to the appropriate forum.

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by zvez on Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:03 pm

    Great pics in any event!
    Chris

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by swag on Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:29 pm

    zvez wrote:Great pics in any event!
    Chris

    hahaha...thanx zvez! That was a pretty fun day poking my head into an actual living, breathing, battle ready BTR.

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:05 pm

    Ack!! Anybody else having problems with the pictures loading as of 12:00 USA EST on Sunday? I want to see piccies!! Bah!

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by bond007a1 on Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:11 pm

    THREAD MOVED TO UKRAINE SECTION BASED ON UNIFORM PATTERN MEN WERE WEARING....

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    PS...here is my Ukrainian uniform for reference....



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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:14 pm

    Sweet! The pics work for me now Wink

    Good stuff. I've not seen the US 3 Color Desert vests and helmet covers before. The helmets look like they might be US "Fritz", which would explain the covers. The vests, though, are unique.

    And it's great to see a picture which shows why the BTR family of vehicles sucks for the poor bastards that have to ride in it. Getting in and out of those things is just not efficient.

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:17 am

    Ah! I was looking through my Ukrainian pictures tonight and realized that early on they used US made 3 Color DCUs. They affixed national shield on left arm (maybe also right?) and put desert colored tapes over chest pockets and desert rank on collar tabs (remember, no epaulettes!). I've also got some pics of Ukrainian paratroopers (temperate uniforms) using US Kevlar helmets with Woodland covers.

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by Peacekeeper-UA on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:23 am

    These two guys are Ukrainian (soldiers or NCO). At the early stage of Iraqi campaign Ukr contingent was provided with some US 3 color equipment, such as helmets, body vests, camel bags, Altama desert boots etc.

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    Re: Ukrainian or Polish Equipment in Iraq

    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:07 am

    Fantastic Pics !! Thanks for sharing !


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