The larger the helicopter the larger the target. Pretty easy to figure that out without a slide rule. The best way to get killed is to fly high and you will get your wish. I think possibly the standoff distance for their electronic optics is not up to par with the west or NATO. All the Apache footage from the Mideastern conflicts show primarily the use of the Maverick Missiles and it has been said that the distance is about 5 miles, that is a huge advantage for the pilots and helicopter to make some serious damage of a target. In my younger days the rule of our war in the helicopters was all about altitude speed and angles. It surely was, we had one ship hit with 51 caliber with a round coming from the right side and into the left seats quarter door glass striking the seat harness webbing of the left seat. It cut the harness into and out the door mid height without injuring either pilot of crew. Now that is an example of speed and angles. 51 caliber can penetrate 3 armored seat sections and exit with enough force to kill the crew chief or gunner. Very powerful round. I watch the Ukraine Russia war daily to keep abreast of what is happening and I find it very strange to see the Russian Helicopters operating so low. I think they have equipment that needs a hover to fire accurately and that would be instant death in their war so they fly low level with a helicopter that was not designed to fly low, it is an airborne artillery platform and not a gunship per se.
During the ongoing Ukrainian advance, a group of orcs was surrounded and convinced to surrender. Orc artillery was in place and quickly opened fire... on the surrendering orcs, killing most. Ukr casualties from this barrage? Zero.
Operators of the Zoo-1M radar spoke about their work in Ukraine. The crew of the Russian self-propelled radar station 1L261 spoke about their combat work in Ukraine. The Zoo-1M complex calculates artillery according to the trajectory of the projectile, within 30 seconds the flight path is processed, and the station issues the coordinates from where the shooting took place. The Zoo-1M complex was put into service in the 2000s
New footage has appeared of another Russian BMPT "Terminator", the combat vehicle is missing a caterpillar, and is reportedly being sent for repairs. In the video you can also see a damaged Russian T-90 tank.
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