Mike E wrote:Very (wise)... Though they seem to avoid it, probably due to a lack of funds or something like that. All important Iraqi helicopters should be using MAWS and other advanced protection systems, as even the most maneuverable helicopter is a siting duck when it begins to hover.Werewolf wrote:Mike E wrote:Yep, but its wide tail is reminiscent of the Apache...Werewolf wrote:iraqidabab wrote:Looks more like US Apache then MI-28
Hard to tell.
Iraq would be wise to equip their Mi-28/35's first with President-S or at least equip them with MAWS integrated to automatic flare dispensing before risking more helicopters and soldiers and not to rush into battle.
Maneuverability is very important but not a big factor when you are already engaged by a MANPAD, then only a good self defense suite and right positioning of the helicopter to expose as little as possible of engines while flaring towards the "noticed" or at least the guessed launching position of the MANPAD, to achieve "camoflauging" engines from the seeker and engines alined along flares trajectory.