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Turkish MANPADs In Action. Syrian Military Helicopter Downed In Western Aleppo (Videos)

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UPDATE 2: The Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation claimed responsibility for the shootdown of the helicopter. If this claim is true, the group is now actively receiving MANPADs from Turkey.

UPDATE: According to RT Arabic, the MANPAD was launched from a Turkish observation post stationed near Daarat al-Izza.

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On February 14, Turkish-backed militants shot down a Syrian military helicopter (reportedly Mi-8) in western Aleppo. The crew died in the incident. According to reports, the incident allegedly took place in the area west of Qabtan al-Jabal.

Most likely the aircraft was downed by a MANPAD. Local sources report that recently Turkey provided Idlib groups (including Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) with a number of such missiles.

This was the second Syrian military helicopter downed by Turkish-backed militants since the start of February. On February 11, a Syrian military helicopter was downed by a MANPAD near the village of Nayrab in eastern Idlib.

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  • AM Hants

    Syria are doing a good job, getting their territory back. RIP to the pilots.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Very brave and skilled pilots, but the problem with rotary aircraft is their inability to glide and they drop like stones, especially at higher altitude. The pilots are struggling to keep it stable but gravity takes over. RIP indeed, their bravery and sacrifice is paying off.

      • Selbstdenker

        Actually helicopters will have the ability to decent slowly even with dead engines. Its named autorotation. Only if the fuselage or the rotors are destroyed they will fall like stones.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Yes, but these are very old choppers with basic hydraulic controls. I have never flown rotary aircraft but traveled in quite a few, the Chinooks appeared very hard to control and the pilots would struggle in headwinds.

          • Selbstdenker

            Normally, if controls are in neutral position, the helicopter would go up straight. In case of engine failure the controls are used for a forward direction only, but could also be kept in neutral. Helicopter balances and will not go into a dive. Only if controls stuck or if propellers are damaged, it starts tumbling. Same if the fuselage is damaged, the propellers stuck, or the tail section is separated. In such case, it drops fast.

          • ian

            Even very old rotary wing aircraft can auto rotate if there is enough height. The collective is set to zero pitch and the pilot flares just before landing. This would normally happen because of engine failure, the aircraft is at its most vulnerable at engine failure hovering at low heights. In a battle situation auto rotation may not be possible due to injury/ death of the pilot or damage to the aircraft.

      • Rhodium 10

        The problem is that pilots try to keep the heli in flight when they can escape with their parachute…but they can be captured and tortured!

    • S Melanson

      They are, but Iran and Hezbollah are back in action as well as Russia finally having enough of Erdogan. Finally allies have come together and look what can be accomplished. I gave my condolences to the fallen pilots in my post above.

      • AM Hants

        Do believe Turkey was needed to keep Idlib contained, whilst rest of the country was sorted. Never trusted, but, allowed to prove her true self worth. They failed, now the final leg of the war, no love lost.

      • palegreendot

        Russia should have lit up that huge convoy from Turkey. Putin should have listened to his generals from the start regarding Erdogan. Sad to say, but true. You can’t play the long game when dealing with a psychopath like Erdogan.

        • Spit

          Putin is a Chess Player. When the Russians win they win big.

    • Bruno Giordano

      I’ll try to remember this comment when eastern Ukraine is discussed again. Thanks.

      • AM Hants

        LPR and DPR are doing a good job defending their territory from the same crowd who are trying to take Syria’s natural resources.

        In fact Assad*s Forces have a lot in common with the LPR and DPR, made up of Eastern Ukraine’s farmers and miners, do they not?

    • Ashok Varma

      Erdogan is following the Pakistani template of supplying Chinese made manpads to the terrorists, but this is not Afghanistan and it will not work. This is Russia 2020, not USSR 1980.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Wow, what a feat for the Turkey cowardly arseholes to shoot down a 1960’s slower than 100 knots utility helicopter. Their manpads did not do well against the MI-24P flying tanks. Time to shoot some Turkeys.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77de2c084d65078e3e8057960392f0c7e7eb27d2c9c349b2b64343a327d61cb6.jpg

  • Albatros

    Is this the second helicopter downed there?

    • Zionism = EVIL

      No, just gloating over the one.

      • Albatros

        But report says downed on 14th of February.

        • Free man

          You’re right, this is the second helicopter shot down in 3 days.

          • igybundy

            third shot at but only 2 destroyed.

    • Louis IX

      Sadly this is a second helicopter. Different location.

  • Selbstdenker

    I wonder, why SAA still uses MI8 for their mission, knowing now that manpads are used by the terrorists.
    They should only use attack helicopters, if at all.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      I was surprised as they are old, slow and very vulnerable. The SAA has over a dozen MI-24 Hinds and even faster Gazelle with HOT missiles.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e1b1a3fe78b12caaefb504e7592ca4983bc8d797612f32e500deb564f207b902.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f83e7d540403ef2c88a1e1100597bf6fcc4a0fbceaba0e811ed715b395aa9697.jpg

      • Hatersgonnahate

        ahaha are u sure about that :D

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Yes, you are good natured comedian though.

      • Hatersgonnahate
        • Zionism = EVIL

          hahaha flying TURKEYS…..

          • Hatersgonnahate

            Remember, the Turkish-backed militants are in action now. If the actual Turkish army is engaged, the situation can change very badly in 3 days all helicopters can be on the ground :D

          • Free man

            Regime and Russia sources claim the helicopter was shot down by Turkish forces in the observation point near Daret Izzeh

          • Rhodium 10

            Time to bomb that outpost and later shot down the Turkish helicopters

          • Zionism = EVIL

            You are a comedian. The Turkeys have been losing to Kurd turds for 50 years now :)

          • Hatersgonnahate

            The situation has changed today, thanks to new technologies, terrorists can be easily identified and shot.Keeping Kurds and terrorists together shows your humility.

          • igybundy

            The best turkish soldiers were never turks..

          • Hatersgonnahate

            yes they were Americans.

    • goingbrokes

      My guess is that this is the cost of rapid advances of the SAA. Risks are taken every day and sometimes there is a cost.

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Carpet bomb the turkish – isis terrorist ! Phosporus bomb them, nuc the bastards !

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Syria will have to act and use the S-300 decoration pieces.

      • klove and light

        the S-300 that Russia “gave” syria is under full 100% Control of the russian armed Forces….the russians have full fire Control over “syrias” s-300.

        if u check the Internet you will find the various articles concearning the s-300 in syria and why it has never been used, either against TAF(turkish planes) or IDF (Israel planes)……because SAA is not in Control of the S-300!!

        https://www.almasdarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/HQ-9_ground-to-air_medium-to-long_range_air_defense_missile_system_China_Chinese_army_defense_industry_640_001.jpg

        • klove and light
          • Zionism = EVIL

            I know, Putin has handicapped the Russian army and as the communication between Russian soldiers yesterday in Syria showed they are not allowed to even defend themselves against dumbfuck Americunts indiscriminate firing on Syria civilians killing a boy. Putin is micro-managing the Syrian conflict without the benefit of any military experience and appeasing both the Turkeys and the Zionists. This can not go on for long. Syria should get Chinese and Iranian SAM systems.China is pissed off at the Americunts now to sell weapons to both Syria and Iran. The Jews and the Americunts spread the coronavirus in China as a bio-weapon to destroy its economy.

          • Xoli Xoli

            Trump order the spread of Corona virus after convinced by Pompeo. During December to destroy Chinese economy. Trump 9rder full nuclear arming of its warships.Trump drag Israel in Satanyahu trap by awarding him Golan heights and make Palistine none existant state.Trump is the destructor and implementer of new world order.Out of hatred and deep racism Trump drop all Obama agreements. Trump enjoys Satanyahu for killing neighbors and hate Iranians.

          • Xoli Xoli

            Thanks Klove great stuff Putin is just is just wanna be savior for everybody cunt.He has demoralized Russian forces long time ago with Erdogan killing of Their pilots and Israel killing of their pilots.Putin buy face he is double and Erdogan is a double tongue backstabber.

      • Adi
    • Mustafa Mehmet

      souvlaki boy you had to much baked beans again cut it down 👇 will you

      • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

        2 PKK Kurdish Independence fighters captured and took hostage 30 turkish pieces of shit kebap that fight for the turgay army !

        [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/tlshAFB.png)

    • FlorianGeyer

      Nice thought but not yet :)

  • Free man

    With their current amount of troops in the area, the Turks cannot really influence the battles in Idlib / Aleppo.
    But one of their ways to win the PR war is to shoot down helicopters. And that is what will continue to happen in the coming days.

  • gold37

    SAA’s manouvres are just legendary, they have enough manpower to open any front, any time, at their will. Interesting to see the Tigers having a rest, Liwa-al-Quds and NDF are at the frontlines in 46th Regiment area. Where will the Tigers pop up next? Southwest Idlib needs attending to, but maybe they would like to secure Aleppo and shut the immediate border crossing first.

    • FlorianGeyer

      With the M5 liberated the Tigers at rest and an ideal ‘Fire Division’ to thwart any major jihadi counter attacks.

      • gold37

        Makes sense, since the front line has shortened significantly.

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Kurds in turkey need to revolt in mass NOW !

    Now is the right time for independence after so many years of getting genocide by the dirty mongoloids!

    • Hatersgonnahate

      Don’t involve Kurds in Turkey. The Kurds in Turkey know your dirty plans very well history shows this very well.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        The Kurds, Alevi Shia and Christians want out of the moth eaten Turkey.

        • Hatersgonnahate

          I think you’re a Kurd, read Your History well, son, or you’ll end up like Syria.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            LOL. I am old enough to be your grandpa junior. Keep the jokes coming.

          • Hatersgonnahate

            yes boy you got this :)

          • Zionism = EVIL

            ROFLMOA. Is there a stand up comedy school near you ?

          • Hatersgonnahate

            I’d like to argue with someone who knows history, but you can learn by living like Syria.

          • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

            Nevermind stand up comedy, this guy obviously was born and lives in a circus, the circus clown!

      • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

        What dirty plans re karagiozo !

        Turkey is the disgarce of the human race !

        They got no history, they got a criminal record !

        Genocide and selling dirty rugs and shity kebap, thats the turks for you.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      you should lead them For Kurdish independent. souvlaki boy Kurdish They got their independent anyway they have every right like any other people…

    • gustavo

      Well, Kurds participated with Turkish for the Armenian genocide, as far as I Know.

      • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

        Not all, and they were forced by the Turks.

  • Samuel Vanguard

    that helicopter was downed b Turkey it is clear Turkey stood to benefit more with downing the helicopter.

  • Kananda

    Turkey does in Syria what it wants. Russia has a very weak position there.

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Ηappy Valentine’s day!

    [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/FPVsJh0.png)

  • S Melanson

    Victories come at a cost and RIP to those brave pilots of the two choppers that went down.

    Why is the SAA doing so well in record time? It is because Hezbollah, Iran, Russia and the SAA are truly working together as allies with a clear objective – restore Syrian sovereignty, liberate all Syrian territory. Drive the invaders out, no compromises, no mercy.

    About time!

  • gustavo

    It is time for SAA and Russia to use missile to get rid of this treat.

  • Isengardlı Saruman Pasha

    Two in the one week, Thats cool. Burn fuckers burn

  • Rhodium 10

    Pilots should fly above 3500 mts…but I think that Turkey are using manpads with IFF and improved range!..

  • Rhodium 10

    In the last video…I see a clearly FIM-92 stinger launch which range in vertical launch is about 4000 mts…althought that heli was flying no more than 3000 mts.

  • wolf

    ANOTHER BAD DAY FOR RUSSKIES….LOVE TURKISH BRAVE FORCE

    • Rhodium 10

      Sure!..but meanwhile SAA are advancing day by day…

      • wolf

        BUT at cost of huge cannon fodder. now they will realize the cost of each inch of land occupied because the equation is surely going to equilibrium state or may in favor of rebels after introduction of MANPAD…..

        • Rhodium 10

          Too late!…beside Helicopters are not so important because are inaccurate…only useful in Urban combats to smash houses…but for other side SAF are using Upgrade Mig 29 ( SMT) which can launch guide weapons!…once Idlib and Ariha fall….the war is almost over for terrorist!

  • Rafik Chauhan

    Revenge is coming Mr. Erdogon thugs . just keep in mind if this terriost child shoot another Syrian Jets or Russian jets you will see hell in idlib and alleppo soon. SAA has o take all of alleppo till the border bab al hawa. to close the supply and entry of Turkish soldier.

  • khalkha

    Now it’s clear regime and russia fell the pressure. Alhamdolilah

  • TruthSeeker

    Allah is setting up Russia and Iran for a trap. Never think any gains they just made is good for the crusaders forces. Allah is waiting. This is a test for the believers. Read history and see how Allah always deals the final blow against the infidels.

  • khalkha

    If you get back we shot down you again!!!

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    According to a FSA statement it was the National Front for Liberations Air defense battalion that shot down the Syrian chopper, so they actually have a designated battalion to defend their airspace, that’s a real worry, it means these units are trained and equipped with one specific purpose in mind, to kill Russian and Syrian air assets.
    To stay safe the Russians and Syrians will have to fly higher but unfortunately that’ll make the civilians less safe, higher altitude means lower accuracy, so the Turks are killing 2 birds with the one stone, less accuracy minimises terrorist casualties which helps the terrorists directly, but it’ll also increase civilian casualties as well, which indirectly helps the terrorists.
    The worst thing that can happen for Assad now is also the best thing that can happen for Erdogan, growing civilian casualties, so we should be doing our utmost to minimise them, don’t give the US and UN any reason to accommodate Erdogan’s demands, give them absolutely nothing to complain about.

  • World_Eye

    Strange Russian Jets are not attacking Idlib anymore? Hmmm? Why is that?

  • MzUnGu

    We need to invent some acoustic homing missiles that home into anyone chanting “Allahu Akbar”… That’ll end this dumb war so quick. LOL