Saturday, 22 November 2014

Vehicles and equipment captured, operated and destroyed by the Islamic State inside Iraq




By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans

This list only includes captured vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Therefore, the amount of equipment captured and destroyed by the Islamic State may be higher than recorded here. Some civilian vehicles such as Toyota Hilux pickup trucks are not included in this list. A great deal of effort has been put into avoiding double listings.

Tank operations by the Islamic State in Iraq are virtually nonexistent, and only one instance is known in which the Islamic State used a tank. The M1A1s that were captured intact were stripped of their machine guns and associated ammunitions before set on fire.

The Islamic State never captured any FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS as Iraq only operates Stingers on AN/TWQ-1 Avenger self-propelled surface-to-air missile systems, all stationed far away from the battlefield.

The Islamic State never captured any Blackhawks at Mosul as Iraq doesn't operate any Blackhawks. Google Earth footage showing numerous Blackhawks stationed at Mosul shows U.S. Blackhawks stationed here in 2004. All flying assets are believed to have been evecuated before the fall of the airbase.

A list showing vehicles and equipment captured and operated by the Islamic State in Syria can be found here.

Last updated on 31-3-2015.

Tanks (34, of which destroyed: 14)

 

Armoured fighting vehicles (42, of which destroyed: 14)

 

Infantry fighting vehicles (7, of which destroyed: 7)

 

Armoured personnel carriers (88, of which destroyed: 28)

 

Military engineering vehicles (6)

 

Command vehicles (3, of which destroyed: 3)

 

Trucks (231, of which destroyed: 26)

 

Jeeps (735, of which destroyed: 262)

 

Recoilless rifles (18)

 

Anti-tank missiles (6)

 

Towed artillery (16)


Multiple rocket launchers (~)

  • China 2 107mm Type 63: (1) (2)
  • ~ 107mm Fath: Three configurations: (1) (2) (3)
  • ~ 107mm Zelzal: Two configurations: (1) (2)
  • Soviet Union ~ 122mm rocket: Numerous configurations: (1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Anti-aircraft guns (132)

 

MANPADS (4)

 

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (6, of which destroyed: 4)


Helicopters (4, of which destroyed: 4)


Aircraft (3)


(Special thanks to Memlik Pasha)

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