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The AFU destroyed a Russian helicopter with a Javelin anti-tank system

Jul 5, 2023

The speaker of the Defense Forces of the Tavrian direction Valery Hershen told about the details of the shooting down of the Russian attack helicopter Ka-52 with the Javelin anti-tank system in the Berdyansk direction. He said this on the air on Radio Svoboda.


According to him, the enemy helicopter was shot down by a fighter with the call sign "Mayak" - he is the commander of the mobile unit of anti-tank troops of the 36th separate brigade of marines. This is the first destruction of an aerial target with a Javelin missile defense system during the war because the system is designed to work against ground targets.

He noted that on July 2 in the Berdyansk direction the Ka-52 "Alligator" was moving at the lowest altitude, hiding from the air defense systems. The calculation officer spotted the target, aimed it with a Javelin, and fired an effective shot.

The Hornet said that earlier the warrior had personally destroyed five Russian armored vehicles near Avdeevka. He also had other targets destroyed during the war.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 05/07/2023

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