Watch: Viral Video Shows Russian Attack Helicopter Shot Down

In a video that near-instantly went viral on Twitter, a downed Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter, one of the top-of-the-line helicopters in the Russian arsenal, can be seen sitting severely damaged and completely abandoned in a field. Watch that video here:

#Russia 🇷🇺Ka-52 Hokum B attack helicopter in apparent forced landing after suffering damage, reportedly North West of Kiev #Ukraine 🇺🇦”

In the video, you can see the damage suffered by the helicopter, which appears to be shrapnel damage.

That would make sense, as most anti-air missiles, whether radar-guided or heat-seeking, have proximity fuses and thus explode when they get within a certain distance of their target.

What type of missile might have shot down this helicopter is not yet known. However, the Baltic nations have sent a number of Stinger missile systems to Ukraine, the famous anti-aircraft missiles used against the Russians to great effect in Afghanistan.

Noting the potential advantage of shipping Stingers to Ukraine before the Russian invasion began, an op-ed in the Hill argued that:

With over 1,000 Javelin anti-tank missiles in its growing arsenal, the Ukrainian army now has a force-multiplying weapon in its hands to stop a Russian attack. The dense forests that adjoin the autobahn make it a perfect place for Ukraine’s Javelin-equipped, tank-hunting units to attack Russian armored columns. The forests, however, are also a liability that could prevent Ukraine from deploying armored forces to protect the Javelin-equipped units. These forces would be highly vulnerable to air attacks by Russian Ka-50 helicopters, which could neutralize these pockets of defense because of Ukraine’s shortage of air defense weaponry.

The United States could swiftly rectify this problem by transferring Stinger man-portable air defense weapons to Ukraine that would dramatically reduce the Russian advantage

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1 thought on “Watch: Viral Video Shows Russian Attack Helicopter Shot Down”

  1. That’s why Russia’s eliminated Ukraine cargo capable airports to keep out military shipments.
    This war is not about the Ukraine as it is about Biden wanting to remove the Ukraine government that gave evidence to Trump criminally implicating Joe Biden and his son Hunter and Pelosi’s son and Romney’s son.
    If the president of the Ukraine dies it will not be from Russians

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