Saudi helicopter Apache shot down from the Soviet Wasp


The video posted on Twitter by the user Last Defender clearly demonstrated how weapons created in Soviet times are still effectively used on the battlefield.


The video, which was allegedly shot by the Hussites in Yemen, captures how a missile hits a helicopter and it begins to decline rapidly, shrouded in puffs of smoke.

As the video caption implies, we are talking about the American Apache attack helicopter AN-64, owned by the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces, which, according to unconfirmed reports, was shot down by the Osa anti-aircraft missile system (according to the US and NATO classification - SA-8 Gecko).

Currently, neither party has made a statement regarding the incident, filmed on video.


Recall that the Wasp is an all-weather automated military anti-aircraft missile system, adopted by the Soviet Army in 1971 and designed to cover manpower and equipment in all kinds of military operations.

The American Apache AH-64 helicopter is more than ten years younger than the Soviet air defense system (launched in 1984) and is the most widespread attack helicopter in the world.

The machine was widely used by the Americans in wars in Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. It is in service with fifteen countries.
  • Photos used: http://www.jahannews.com/
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 November 2019 16: 23
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    Perhaps of course. But where on the video Wasp, where is Apache, some helicopter falls, and that’s it? And usually they write comments favorable to themselves on the video.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 30 November 2019 16: 40
      +1
      Perhaps of course. But where on the video Wasp, where is Apache, some helicopter falls, and that’s it? And usually they write comments favorable to themselves on the video.

      You are absolutely right, it is evident that it is very bad, not that all the details are visible in all the "white helmets". Go to Twitter, ask the operator to shoot not on the phone, but to buy a good camera with decent optics, or even better to fly next to the helicopter sad Pilots of Apache will not be able to write comments favorable to themselves. If I am not mistaken, then this is the fourth; there are no survivors. Two more crashed due to technical problems. Terrible Saudi army on the best technology in the world. Are you sure that only ours can shoot down?
    2. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 30 November 2019 18: 20
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      Quote: Arkharov
      Perhaps of course. But where on the video Wasp, where is Apache, some helicopter falls, and that’s it? And usually they write comments favorable to themselves on the video.

      This is not the first and not the last downed Apache ...
      2015 article

      http://military-informant.com/airforca/saudovskaya-araviya-podtverdila-informatsiyu-o-poteri-ocherednogo-udarnogo-vertoleta-apache.html
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 30 November 2019 16: 52
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    Saudi helicopter Apache shot down from the Soviet Wasp

    And what is "Wasp" for? The goal is just for her. Tell me, were the Apache goofs sent to the zone where the Wasp might be? The Middle East has always been distinguished by "intelligence and ingenuity." fool laughing Examples for tonsils.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 30 November 2019 17: 00
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    The main thing, to say, is good advertising for Russian weapons! And then let them prove that this is not "OSA".
    1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
      alexneg13 (Alexander) 1 December 2019 13: 39
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      This suggests that even the old Soviet archaic weapons are dangerous for modern American helicopters. Hollywood weeps bitterly on the sidelines - the exclusive advertisements are only for Americans, and the rest are wet, not paying attention to this cheap Hollywood dope.
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 30 November 2019 17: 40
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    - Something he fell for a long time and did not fall with a stone ... as shot down from MANPADS, but as suffering an accident ...
    - Or maybe it was his An-3 that confused it with its "cleverly thrown nets" ... - the propeller shook the net, there was a fire in the engine and the helicopter ... "landed" ...
    - Such a fake clip ... any number of options ...
    - As in "Plasticine Crow" ...
  5. User Kont_2 Offline User Kont_2
    User Kont_2 (User Kont) 1 December 2019 10: 32
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    Who then hit whom?

  6. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 1 December 2019 14: 44
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    Video, watch, changed. Yes, here it is very similar in silhouette to Apache, but why is the installation deliberately hidden? What brought down? !! Something is not pure all this.