Friendly Fire: Russian KA-52 "Alligator" Destroys Own Vehicle

The Russian military uploaded footage they claim shows a KA-52 "Alligator" attack helicopter strike on a Ukrainian armored personnel carrier. However, the vehicle was actually a Russian MT-LB that Ukrainian forces had recently immobilized during a failed Russian assault.


The Russians' nonsense claims were refuted as Ukraine had recorded the incident in which the Russian vehicle was initially disabled, and it was easily geolocated behind a destroyed Russian tank.


Leaked messages from Russian soldiers on the ground have shown that it is a common occurrence for Russia to strike already destroyed Russian and Ukrainian vehicles and send the footage up their chain of command to give the false appearance of success on the battlefield.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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The Russian military uploaded footage they claim shows a KA-52 "Alligator" attack helicopter strike on a Ukrainian armored personnel carrier. However, the vehicle was actually a Russian MT-LB that Ukrainian forces had recently immobilized during a failed Russian assault.


The Russians' nonsense claims were refuted as Ukraine had recorded the incident in which the Russian vehicle was initially disabled, and it was easily geolocated behind a destroyed Russian tank.


Leaked messages from Russian soldiers on the ground have shown that it is a common occurrence for Russia to strike already destroyed Russian and Ukrainian vehicles and send the footage up their chain of command to give the false appearance of success on the battlefield.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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