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Modern Syrian Army Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery Since 1950

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 5/12/2014

The Soviet influence on the modern Syrian Army is clearly seen as it attempts to squash a bloody rebellion that began in 2011.

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There are a total of 34 Syrian Army Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery (since 1950) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




2003
SA-22 (Greyhound) / Pantsir-S1
With ever-increasing capabilities being found in existing and next generation aircraft comes a desperate need for armies of t...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-22 (Greyhound) / Pantsir-S1

1987
BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Soviet Union engineers and factories garnered much experience in the massive armor battles against German and Axis forces tha...
Thumbnail picture of the BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

1982
BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of its BMP-1 in 1966. The ty...
Thumbnail picture of the BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

1979
SA-11 (Gadfly) / 9K37 Buk
The vast airspace over the Russian frontier and the combat-ready atmosphere of the Cold War required the Soviet Army to keep ...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-11 (Gadfly) / 9K37 Buk

1977
9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel)
The 9P148 "Konkurs", also incorrectly identified by some as the "BRDM-3", is a variant of the base BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Ca...
Thumbnail picture of the 9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel)

1972
T-72 (Ural)
The Soviets/Russians have always maintained a penchant for successful (and globally popular) tank designs since they unveiled...
Thumbnail picture of the T-72 (Ural)

1972
SA-8 (Gecko) / 9K33 OSA
To contend with ever-improving, more agile low-altitude aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War, the Soviet milit...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-8 (Gecko) / 9K33 OSA

1972
2S1 Gvozdika (M1974)
The 2S1 Gvozdika (translating to "Carnation") was a standard Red Army self-propelled howitzer platform. The type was recogniz...
Thumbnail picture of the 2S1 Gvozdika (M1974)

1971
2S3 Akatsiya (SO-152) / (M1973)
To match the capabilities of the United States Army and its introduction of the 155mm-armed M109 SPA (Self-Propelled Artiller...
Thumbnail picture of the 2S3 Akatsiya (SO-152) / (M1973)

1970
SA-6 (Gainful) / 2K12 Kub
Design work on the 2K12 "Kub" system began in 1959 under the direction of NIIP/Vympel (for the missile) and MMZ (for the trac...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-6 (Gainful) / 2K12 Kub

1968
SA-9 (Gaskin) / 9K31 Strela-1
The SA-9 (NATO codename of "Gaskin" and formally designated by the Russians as the 9K31 Strela-1) was a four-wheeled mobile a...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-9 (Gaskin) / 9K31 Strela-1

1966
BRDM-2
The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Cold War. She was a direct ...
Thumbnail picture of the BRDM-2

1966
BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighting infantry carrier" thro...
Thumbnail picture of the BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

1965
ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)
The ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" system has been - and in many examples continues to be - a much-feared anti-aircraft system for pilots ...
Thumbnail picture of the ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)

1963
122mm Model 1963 (D-30)
The D-30 122mm howitzer became the standard Soviet artillery battlefield system, replacing the aging M-30 (M1938) 122mm howit...
Thumbnail picture of the 122mm Model 1963 (D-30)

1963
Type 63 MLRS
During the 1960s, China followed suit with other national powers and adopted a towed artillery projector system inspired by i...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 63 MLRS

1961
SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora
With more nimble and advanced aircraft emerging from the West during the Cold War decades, it fell to Soviet engineers to dev...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-3 (Goa) / S-125 Neva / Pechora

1961
T-62
After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Medium Tank series with the ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-62

1960
BTR-60
The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR-152 series Armored Perso...
Thumbnail picture of the BTR-60

1958
T-55
The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to counter the new American M60 ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-55

1957
SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117
The SS-1 (NATO reporting name of "Scud") was a tactical ballistic missile system developed in the 1950s for the Soviet Army. ...
Thumbnail picture of the SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117

1957
SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina
The original SA-2 Guideline design was engineered to track down and destroy the less-maneuverable high-altitude American bomb...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina

1957
BRDM-1
The BRDM-1 series of amphibious scout cars first appeared in the late 1950s and would serve as the principle armored car in s...
Thumbnail picture of the BRDM-1

1955
ZSU-57-2
The ZSU-57-2 served the Red Army of the Soviet Union throughout the bulk of the Cold War years. However, within a short windo...
Thumbnail picture of the ZSU-57-2

1955
152mm Model 1955 (D-20)
The M1955 was developed in the 1950's to late to be deployed in the Great Patriotic War 1939-1945. However this howitzer has ...
Thumbnail picture of the 152mm Model 1955 (D-20)

1955
180mm Gun S-23 (180mm Nywka C-23)
The S-23 was a heavy gun to be used in Europe if the Cold War got hot. It was available to Soviet allies and operations were...
Thumbnail picture of the 180mm Gun S-23 (180mm Nywka C-23)

1954
130mm Model 1954 (M-46)
The M-46 (formal designation of "130mm Towed Field Gun M1954) was a Soviet Cold War-era battlefield implement designed to ful...
Thumbnail picture of the 130mm Model 1954 (M-46)

1953
IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)
The T-10 can be considered the pinnacle "Josef Stalin" tank design as it is the tank that superceded previous forms and becam...
Thumbnail picture of the IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)

1950
BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War 2. As su...
Thumbnail picture of the BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)

1950
BTR-152
The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939-1945) against the Axis p...
Thumbnail picture of the BTR-152

1950
AZP S-60
The S-60 was designed primarily as a 57mm single-barreled, towed, anti-aircraft defense system. The gun was developed in the...
Thumbnail picture of the AZP S-60

1950
BTR-50P
The BTR-50 series of Soviet armored personnel carriers was developed in the 1950s and served for a time to good effect. The s...
Thumbnail picture of the BTR-50P

1950
130mm Air Defense Gun KS-30
Developed in the latter part of the 1940s, the KS-30 130mm Air Defense Gun was utilized by the Soviet military to counter the...
Thumbnail picture of the 130mm Air Defense Gun KS-30