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#1 A Man Portable Air Defense (MANPAD) weapon travels at supersonic speed will leave a vapor trail. I don't see spiraling or following trail. Looks like the aircraft was in the altitude range of 10k (+ or -)feet and within range of heavy machine guns. I suspect (but cannot confirm).... the "lucky BB".
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-27 08:44||
#2 Video wes removed by youtube...
Posted by 49 Pan 2012-08-27 09:28||
#3 On-line MANPAD tracking and strike video is hard to come by these days. Interesting no ?
Posted by Devilstoenail 2012-08-27 10:56||
#6 "Shooting at it for an hour".
"Lucky BB" Pilot with a death wish.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-27 12:25||
#7 If you go to the Al Jazeera Syria blog and scroll down, you will find the vid. It clearly shows a smoke/vapour trail of a missile before the helicopter explodes.
No zigzagging, so perhaps just an RPG.
Curiously, the BBC has edited this part out and just shows the helicopter burning.
Posted by phil_b 2012-08-27 18:01||
#8 Oh, ferchrissakes.
Just call me when it's over. >:-(
Posted by Barbara 2012-08-27 19:31||
#9 ...why be in a rush. They're burning up several years worth of cannon fodder which would cause problems elsewhere. The nice touch is that we're returning the favor Syria extended to us during the Iraqi insurgency. There may not be 'interest' in Sharia but we in the West do believe in compound interest.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-27 20:01||