Tag: Al-Kadesiah

Saddam’s SVD Clone: The Iraqi Al-Kadesiah ( بندقية القادسيّة)‎

The Iraqi Al-Kadesiah rifle was named after a battle bearing the same name in 636 AD which marked a key point in the Islamic conquest of what is current-day Iraq and Iran. The naming of weapon systems  whether it be small arms or missiles in Saddam’s Iraq was often based on important events [Read More…]