Thursday, March 31, 2016

Russian Gunships (Mil-28) used in battle for Palmyra

(Syria) Moscow has released a short video of Russian Helicopter Gunships (Mil 28N aka Havoc) taking out a couple of targets during the recent battle for Palmyra. The Mil 28N is a dedicated gunship which in a nutshell is the Russian equivalent of the US AH64D/E \Apache. As the Apache, it comes with a 2 man crew, it designed to resist weapons up to 20mm and comes with a big gun under its nose.

The missile used appear to be laser-guided 9M123 Khrizantema 

The Mil 28N appears to have impressed a number of people, which is why the Algerian, Kenyan and Iraqi armed forces now field it.