posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:23 AM
Allow somebody like Zaph to correct me if i'm wrong, but I thought that the Ka-52 was meant to be the absolute best in terms of Russian military
helicopters, it was even targeted at the risky low suitability heavy scout/attack role and supposedly had the armament, threat detection and
protection etc to do so.
I'm really quite surprised that a very advanced modern attack helicopter like this was shot down by supposedly lightly armed rebels or "terrorists"
even if there were threats in the area the Ka-52 can shift itself around faster than an Apache can deploying flares and other countermeasures to
evade. I'm quite uncertain how this occurred unless the pilots were completely inexperienced yet the guy seemed like an older pilot who had been in
the air force for some time.
Kind of pointing to the rebels having advanced anti aircraft weapons here or the Ukrainians having poor tactics and underestimating threats.