posted on May, 3 2014 @ 12:15 PM
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Vovin
And the Mujahadeen were taught to do ambush helicopters eventually. The early helicopters they shot down weren't hardened against attack the way
more modern helicopters are.
The point that I was making is that you don't need some specialized training to take down a helicopter. All you need is to improvise based on three
factors: situation, geography/position, and equipment.
The video that I've seen of the supposed downing on one of the Ukrainian Hinds shows the Hind flying over a forest at about 100-150m altitude while
apparently strafing a checkpoint and then going down behind the tree line (although a lot of this is claimed and hard to see on the video).
In this instance, it's not unreasonable to conceive that some guy with an Igla in the trees could have locked on to the Hind as it flew overhead and
the missile could have closed the gap rather quickly. If the Hind really was attacking a checkpoint at the time, then maybe the pilots were to
distracted to deploy countermeasures, or maybe thought the lock on signal was coming from their target. Who knows, just speculation on my part