21 Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part III

Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part III

Posted on January 4, 2013 by team

We continue to publish photographs from Afghanistan taken in the period from 1984 to 1987. They all are from private archives. You can see more photos of the Soviet war in Afghanistan: 1, 2.

The operation aimed to eliminate gangs.

Maravary gorge. Kunar province.

The exploded Afghan tank T-54.

It’s an Italian plastic anti-tank mine. it was used to undermine Soviet and Afghan armored vehicles.

Birthday celebration.

The exploded Soviet tank T-62D.

The men are holding the spoils of war: the Chinese gun and the English rifle.

Undermined military equipment.

It’s an Afghan trading vehicle.

“The Rose” – neutralization of the undermined equipment.

Destroying the caravan with weapons from Pakistan. Province Logan.

At the field aid station.

At the Kunar river near Pakistan.

The fortified Mujahideen military point is captured.

T-62D undermined in Delaram province. 1985.

Officers with a friednly gang of mujahideens. 1986.

T-34-85 is at the fire position of the Afghan army.

Shindant airfield after the shelling.

107 mm “Katyushas” made in China.

Т-62D is with TMT-5 trailer.

The vehicles are in the gorge of Kandahar.


Spoils of the war.

Local prison.

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21 Responses to “Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part III”

  1. mir says:

    Not many cases of “green on blue” attacks in those days. Russian friendly Afghans where indeed friendly…

  2. uliqed says:

    The man with sunglasses on the first pictures, seems to be some KGB/GRU Agent.

  3. René De Beaumarchais says:

    I wish they could’ve exterminated every single one of those Islamic fanatics.

  4. Steve says:

    Sadly, the US learned nothing from this. Troops are still falling to those .303 Enfield rifles.

    • VDV bob says:

      If a single US soldier was shot from an enfield, it’s a maximum. Western soldiers in that shit hole are diying from IED, 90%. They have a overwhelming advantage in firepower, skill, number, technology and tactics, meaning that almost 100% of firefights with the scum end badly for the latter

  5. fqwrfqf says:

    “It’s an Italian plastic anti-tank mine. it was used to undermine Soviet and Afghan armored vehicles.”

    UNDERMINE? Seriously, undermine? Go back to school.

  6. MC says:

    I remember reading about all this back when I was young and I always felt that Russia was wrong in what they did but I now wish they had prevailed. The world might be a better place now if they had. Unfortunately we are now mired in the same place with our troops bleeding on the same ground for people that truly have no desire to become civilized.

  7. Serg says:

    last 2 photo is soviet songer Lev Leshenko

  8. The Stegosaur says:

    At least the Soviets occasionally showed some healthy respect to the local population. Americans never did.

    • VDV bob says:

      Actually, the pro-soviet gov (with many sov funds) built all the “modern” infrastructure of the country, raods, bridges, schools, hospitals, water/electricity. Soviets helped the population too, building infrastructure at local scale. The civil war, the talibans, screwed all this work.

    • Mike says:

      If by respect you mean ending their dreary existence in that shithole…then sure. Soviets inflicted far more of that respect than the Americans ever did.

  9. Richard S. says:

    When you think about it, the western world condemned Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The outcome might be different today if the western world did not arm and finance Soviet opponents. The twin towers still might be up and there would be less islamic terrorism today if the West did not interfere.

  10. Rachael says:

    well if you are going to photo shop…at least do it better than that!!!! a blind man can see that!!! HAHA

    • Mike says:

      Well, duh, given how shitty some of these images are, a little photoshop to make them presentable was probably required after scanning.

  11. Emperor Norton says:

    I see the ’70s porn ‘stach made its’ way to the Soviet Union. Workers paradise with porn ‘staches, I think not.

  12. BHC says:

    The Soviet Union should have rained atomic bombs on that s**thole country.

    • ARM says:

      BHC what for they had to rain bomb on our country??? That will really make u happy??? let one bomb rain on your home and all family gone with bomb…. See that how that make u feel.. if happy so then try thinking of raining our country and children. ((LONG LIFE AFGHANISTAN))

  13. VDV bob says:

    Mcqueen in afghan ?

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