By Joshua Manning •
Updated: 15 Aug 2022 • 10:00
Russian forces destroy Ka-52 "Alligator" attack helicopter in accidental friendly fire
The news of the Russian Ka-52 helicopter was reported by the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, who stated:
“A “gesture of goodwill” from the occupants.”
“Last week three Russian Ka-52s in Kherson region intended to attack our troops, but… failed, only to hit their own.”
“Turning back, the occupant helicopters were hit by a “friendly” fire of overkill Russian anti-aircraft defences. ”
“Russian ASW has never been distinguished by its accuracy, so the guerrillas shot down only one of their three Ka-52 attack aircraft. Too bad…”
The news follows further reports of a Russian Ka-52 “Alligator” helicopter being reportedly shot down by a Ukraine paratrooper on Thursday, June 23.
The Ukraine Paratrooper’s destruction of the Russian Ka-52 “Alligator” helicopter was reported by the 80th Independent Airborne Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Speaking on the destruction of the Russian Ka-52 helicopter the Ukrainian Paratrooper, named “Nazar” stated:
“On that day, our crew went on combat duty. Around eight o’clock in the morning, three enemy Ka-52 helicopters appeared in the sky from the enemy side.”
“Apparently, they were conducting air reconnaissance. As the helicopters approached, I aimed my man-portable air defence system “Igla” at the target and launched it.”
“The missile hit the helicopter! Black smoke fell out of the downed helicopter,” stated Nazar, the anti-aircraft gunner.
Nazar also added that he dedicated the destruction Russian helicopter to his child, who recently turned one month old.
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