Russian helicopter shot down

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
A Russian Mi8 helicopter had just dropped off relief supplies to people in Aleppo. On their way back to their airbase, the copter was intercepted by rebel gunners who managed to bring the helicopter down.

There were survivors of the crash: 3 crew and 2 Russians military officials died.

To make things worse, as townfolk and rebel fighters ascended on the crash site they managed to pull the dead bodies of 2 crew members out and began jumping on one corpse before dragging the dead man through the sand to put his body into a pickup truck.

I've seen alot of the video and photo coverage of the crash and am presuming that the other 3 persons on the helicopter burned in the crash.

Southern Aleppo, Syria, August 1, 2016.

Set 1.


1.
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2. An Mi8 similar to the one that was shot down.
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3. The crash site.
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4. Same.
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5. Same.
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DeathHand

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
Set 2.

1. Russian ID card...probably a drivers license, found at the crash site.
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2. Same.
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3. The body of a Russian crew member is charred in this screen grab.
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4. One of the dead crew.
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5. Another of the dead crew, with a man jumping up and down on his corpse...before they dragged it away.
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OneSickOne

Kinky as a twisted chain
If it was the type of launcher that was shown in the video it's a russian rpg 7. Russian's use it as an anti-tank weapon. The round itself comes in a varity of flavors, anti-infantry, he-frag, thermobaric and several more I can't think of at the moment.
Thanks. I didn't look at the vids just the pics. The RPG-7 would do the job if the chopper was close enough, but it doesn't follow heat and is easier to avoid than a heat seeking missile.
 

Rastis Jones Jr.

Exhaustipated
Thanks. I didn't look at the vids just the pics. The RPG-7 would do the job if the chopper was close enough, but it doesn't follow heat and is easier to avoid than a heat seeking missile.
The 7 has an optical sighting system, I can't remember the name of it, but it does have a range finding scale and windage adjustment.
I've seen a few of them, several with just iron sights. They make a hell of a racket and are very destructive.
 

Benton Fraser

Caffeine Junkie
Set 2.

1. Russian ID card...probably a drivers license, found at the crash site.
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2. Same.
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3. The body of a Russian crew member is charred in this screen grab.
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4. One of the dead crew.
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5. Another of the dead crew, with a man jumping up and down on his corpse...before they dragged it away.
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Guy holding woman's ID card in pic #2: "I think i'll take this home with me."

That's like hardcore porn to him and every other male who lives in that part of the world.
 
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