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Sudwind20 Sep 2009 5:49 p.m. PST

Does anyone know what the Iranian uniforms looked like in WW2? I have found quite a bit of info on their tanks, ships and planes, but little on the uniforms worn by their soldiers. I think they also had a lot of cavalry. Looks as if Mauser rifles and Czech LMG's are the main small arms….not to sure what they had for artillery beyond some Schneider pieces…..

Kaoschallenged20 Sep 2009 6:31 p.m. PST

Here ya go. With photos. Robert


aecurtis Fezian20 Sep 2009 6:32 p.m. PST

If you're on the Flames of War forum, there was a thread (with fairly limited info) on that very subject once:



Sudwind20 Sep 2009 9:15 p.m. PST

Thanks Kaos….exactly what I needed. I thought this might make an interesting convention game. The referees/game master could run the Iranian forces and the players could handle the Russians and Brits/Indians. Victory would be based on meeting objectives in a timely manner while keeping casualties down. Some players might even enjoy the extreme challenge of running the Iranian forces. Command Decision might work well for rules….or maybe Panzer Leader/Blitz for miniatures….

Kaoschallenged20 Sep 2009 9:40 p.m. PST

My pleasure :). You might like to look up the German Operation "Long Jump" :) for a smaller type game LOL.There is an excellent article on it in the Issue #7 of S&T's World at War magazine. Robert


Mal Wright Fezian21 Sep 2009 1:43 a.m. PST

Wow! Some of the Eureka 15mm Chinese Warlord infantry have almost the exact uniform from the link provided by Kaoschallenged.

Kaoschallenged21 Sep 2009 9:27 a.m. PST

Im not sure if you have seen this one either. Some good armor photos. :) Robert


Kaoschallenged21 Sep 2009 12:05 p.m. PST

Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces By Steven R. Ward


Kaoschallenged21 Sep 2009 4:27 p.m. PST

Thats pretty much what else I could find so far LOL. Robert

Mal Wright Fezian23 Sep 2009 5:06 a.m. PST

Actually the EXACT uniform etc can be found with the QRF Hungarian infantry.
Same uniform cut, helmets, belts and ammo belts, and of course puttee's.

Sudwind28 Sep 2009 10:03 p.m. PST

Thanks again Kaos….I was just about to post asking about the colors for the Iranian tanks….I have B&W photos…but you already have the answers posted here!!

I plan on modeling this all in micro scale. Looks like the Rumanian R-1 from H&R/Navwar can stand in for the Czech light tanks and an R-2 or Pzkw38T will be adequate for the heavier tanks….I had found that book you mentioned…and another that I have on Czech armor. Seems the Iranians got 100 or each type of tank and split them up between their 1st and 2nd divisions.

Sudwind28 Sep 2009 10:05 p.m. PST

Ooopsss….fifty of each tank type…

Kaoschallenged29 Sep 2009 5:26 p.m. PST

You are welcome again. Once again Im always glad when I can be of some little help LOL. Robert

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2021 4:25 p.m. PST

SS in Iran



Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2021 4:41 p.m. PST

Very interesting article. The Brandenburgers are a fascinating Spec Ops type unit in the WWII German Army. I read a few books on the topic.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2021 9:59 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my good friend.


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