As soon as the Russian air force began its strikes in Syria and there is the possibility of more military weapons and personnel arriving to the Middle Eastern country soon, we want to show you what is being prepared for combat. These are KA-52s helicopters called “Alligators”. Back in Afghanistan Soviet Union used a lot of helicopters to fight pre-Taliban forces. Then in modern day Afghanistan American forces use a lot of helicopters too which proved to be very useful to fight small groups of the enemy. So it’s kind of unlikely to us that some of these are going to arrive (if not yet arrived) in Syria soon. Meanwhile they are being intensely trained in Russia. Thanks to Yuri, a blogger we have a chance to take a peek at the latest Alligator drills.
According to a legend of this drill unnamed gang of terrorists tried to attack the shore line of one of the regions. Helicopters took to the air to fight back those attacks mainly to repel troops of the attacking side.
Here a technician loading missiles into a helicopter.
Commander pilot Nickolai before take off.
Here they go – one by one.
They are being trained to fight the enemy in pairs.
Thanks a lot to Yuri for these beautiful shots! His website is below: