This month marks the 30th anniversary of what the British Army called Operation Granby, better known as Desert Storm or the Gulf War. So I thought taking a look at a Recognition Guide to Iraqi Ground Forces that was produced by the Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre (JARIC) and issued during Granby would be a good place to start!
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0:00 – Introduction
0:30 – The Operation Granby
4:00 – The Guide
6:00 – Tanks
7:20 – Recce Vehicles
9:10 – APC
10:50 – Artillery
14:40 – Rocket Launchers
15:30 – ATGMs
16:45 – SSMs
18:25 – SAM
19:30 – Anti-Aircraft Guns
20:40 – Engineering/Mine Laying/ NBC Kit
22:45 – Conclusion
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