Lucky: Ukrainians Shoot Down Shahed With Rifles

During a recent Russian Shahed loitering munition attack in Ukraine, the defending troops managed to knock the kamikaze drone out of the sky with small arms rifle fire.


The Shahed doesn't fly all that fast, making it an achievable target for the men on the ground. However, they are reportedly hard to detect on radar, which allows them to approach their target without prior warning. The real MVP here s the dude tracking the drone with the spotlight so the riflemen can see what they're shooting at.


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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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During a recent Russian Shahed loitering munition attack in Ukraine, the defending troops managed to knock the kamikaze drone out of the sky with small arms rifle fire.


The Shahed doesn't fly all that fast, making it an achievable target for the men on the ground. However, they are reportedly hard to detect on radar, which allows them to approach their target without prior warning. The real MVP here s the dude tracking the drone with the spotlight so the riflemen can see what they're shooting at.


About the Author

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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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