DH - Defence Helicopter

Mi-8 likely brought down by machine gun fire

2nd August 2016 - 12:12 GMT | by Babak Taghvaee in Ankara


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Despite being equipped with the L370-5 ‘President-S’ countermeasures suite, Russian Air Force (RuAF) Mi-8AMT(Sh)-Vs remain vulnerable to large calibre machine guns.

This was starkly illustrated when the RuAF lost one of its most advanced Mi-8 Hip helicopters in Syria while it was flying on what Russian sources claimed ...

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