Tuesday, March 15, 2022


This is coolbert:

A Twitter video showing a Russian attack helicopter in low-level mission shot-down by a Ukranian MANPAD controversial [?] in some quarters.

A fake? A phoney! Video manipulated? FALSE?

From the "Aviationist" Internet web site we have the final word?

"Video Shows How Deadly Low Altitude Helicopter Ops – and MANPADS – Really Are."

"A pretty terrifying video has surfaced out of Ukraine early on Mar. 5, 2022, showing the moment a Russian Mi-24/35 gunship helicopter is hit and killed by a Ukrainian man-portable air defense system or 'MANPADS'."

"The video was originally posted by Ukrainian journalist and politician Ihor Lutsenko and by the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff Facebook page. It then started to be shared across various social networks."

"The video was verified as being genuine. We initially had doubts it could have been doctored: the emergence of several videos of dogfights, done in [a] DCS flight simulator but actually fake, made us almost paranoid and believe this one could also have been computer-generated. However, thanks to our followers and readers we have been able to determine the current DCS capabilities are current unable to reach this degree of realism"

"Truth is the first casualty of war" they say. In this particular instance the truth has been determined and we are all the better for it.


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