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Originally posted by Zaphod58
So what if it was an Apache, a Cobra, or a Kiowa? ALL helicopters are vulnerable to a SAM, and there is no amount of armor you can put on it that will protect you, and still let you fly. As I said before, anyone that knows about military systems, that has a brain, knows that an Apache is just as easy to kill with a SAM as anything else out there is.
Associated Free Press
A Russian-made surface-to-air missile launched by anti-American insurgents brought down a US military helicopter that crashed in
Iraq on Monday, US television reported, citing unnamed Pentagon officials.
The ABC News network said the shootdown represented "a troubling new development" because there are hundreds and possibly thousands of SA-7 missiles that remain unaccounted for in Iraq.
The AH-64 Apache went down north of Baghdad, killing its two crew members and becoming the third US helicopter to be shot down in 10 days.