KoTeMoRe wrote:VladimirSahin wrote:Guys I mean the team on the ground had balls, however it is beyond me how no one noticed that there are enemies in the perimeter, the CSAR landing right next to it could have been totally f*cked up... Then you would have two choppers next to each other, and this time with dead Russians. The next step would have been to hunt those bastards down as revenge. Glad no Russians died, hopefully the RuAF launched one of those revenge operations on the nearest terrorist positions.
At 2 km the guys launching that ATGM are non distinguishable for the human eye. That's all. CSAR was in area for a while, they checked up with the pilots/WO then stood put if there was any sensitive piece of equipment that needed to be bolted out and taken away. Ground op was looking for that effect. Then they got hit by ATGM.
Not exactly new for a hot LZ. People who say this shouldn't have happened, are correct in the sense that once the pilots were taken they should have lifted off. Well someone took the decision to see what could be saved. I doubt this was some captain embedded.
Trying to mindlessly hunt some guys that will get hit later on by an OFAB is the worst recipe for disaster. A war isn't some game, losses happen and material losses are part of the game.
On a second lecture you don't know what the ATGM team was looking at. The 9SH119 sight is a x10 power optic this means that they were looking at the mil like it was on naked eye at 200/250m. Basically they picked up the bigger prize, happens the prize was empty and probably going to be destroyed all the same.
I can agree with that, but there's a way easier way and way less risky way of destroying the helicopter. (SU-24 dropping 4 OFABs on it) maybe they were trying to determine if it would be able to lift? BTW where was this chopper downed?