Dummy Iraqi tanks and SCUDs during Desert Storm ?

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    Dummy Iraqi tanks and SCUDs during Desert Storm ?

    Post by P-E on Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:13 pm

    I've read that the Iraqi army used some inflatable / dummy tanks and scuds missiles to perturb the intelligence and make fake targets for aerial bombing. I just read a CNN article who says that : "The Iraqis are adept at deception and camouflage; they know how to adapt and defeat overhead imagery. For example, during the Gulf War, U.S. forces shot up hundreds of 'dummy Scud warheads' and 'inflatable tanks' from the air," a military spokesman says.

    Do you guys have more information about that ? Do you eventually have pictures of such dummy tanks / scuds ?

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    Re: Dummy Iraqi tanks and SCUDs during Desert Storm ?

    Post by airborne1968 on Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:39 pm

    The book, Mother of all Battles, details Iraqi deception operations during Desert Storm. No pics though. Tom
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    Re: Dummy Iraqi tanks and SCUDs during Desert Storm ?

    Post by Zeked on Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:13 am

    I remember hearing about dummy SCUDs but not tanks. Sorry no pictures I can remember. Thanks Clete
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    Re: Dummy Iraqi tanks and SCUDs during Desert Storm ?

    Post by airborne1968 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:45 pm

    They did make dummy tank positions by pushing up dirt and topping it off with an old non-operational turret.
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    Re: Dummy Iraqi tanks and SCUDs during Desert Storm ?

    Post by P-E on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:29 am

    Thank you for your replies. I didn't found the inflatable tanks and scuds, but found pictures of fake tanks at the following link : http://www.evidence.org.kw/photos.php?page=0341_Iraqi-Tank-Decoy



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