Insurgents May have New AA weapon

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by jonwilly, Feb 5, 2007.

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    The last four helis shot down in Iraq have been brought down by a New type of AA 'Weapon' that is being used.
    The two Helis on my Sqn, shot down in Ireland in late 80's where both brought down by MG fire, one using a 'Daily' well trod route the other set up and abushed on the border.
  2. Is anyone here really that suprised?

    The trouble with insurgencies is you're flying over the enemy, daily, at a range and speed where most people could aim properly.

    Choppers - wokkas especially - are big juicy reachable targets where you can inflict mass casualties on the enemy (no suprise to anyone here I'll bet.) which makes them prime targets in this sort of enviroment.

    It's shite but there you go.
  3. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    The yanks have a tendency to stick to set routes too which doesn't help them.
  4. Wasn't there something a little time ago about a load of Barrett .50 cals being exported to Iran?

  5. The (vicious) rumour is that is less dangerous for them to fly the same route day in day out than to let their pilots think for themselves. A little harsh on the spams methinks.
  6. Yanks have a habit of flying close to the ground, unlike brit helis that generally fly reasonably high.