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.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    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) 30 November 2019 16: 40
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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.

      You are absolutely right, it’s very bad, apparently, not that all the “white helmets” have all the details there. Go to Twitter, ask the operator to shoot not on the phone, but buy a good camera with decent optics, and even better, 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 (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 or 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 30 November 2019 16: 52
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    Saudi helicopter Apache shot down from the Soviet Wasp

    And for what "Wasp" Still needed? The goal is just for her. Tell me, the Apache boobies were sent to the zone where the Wasp could be? The Middle East has always been distinguished by "intelligence and quick wit." fool laughing Examples for tonsils.
  3. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 30 November 2019 17: 00
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    The main thing is to say, but advertising Russian weapons is good! And there let them prove that this is not "OCA".
    1. alexneg13 Offline
      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 (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 with his "deftly abandoned nets" that he confused ... - the propeller shook the network, a fire broke out in the engine and the helicopter ... "landed" ...
    - Such a fake clip ... any number of options ...
    - Like in Plasticine Raven ...
  5. User Kont_2 Offline
    User Kont_2 (User Kont) 1 December 2019 10: 32
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    Who then hit whom?

  6. Arkharov Offline
    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.