Russian forces destroy Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopter in accidental friendly fire

Russian Ka-52 helicopter

Russian forces destroy Ka-52 "Alligator" attack helicopter in accidental friendly fire Credit: J_K/

A Russian Ka-52 helicopter has reportedly been shot down in Kherson Region by Russia’s air defence, as reported on Wednesday, July 27.

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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