Ukrainian Attack Helo Launches Rockets At Russians: Tail View

A video camera mounted underneath the tail of a Ukrainian Mi-24/Mi-35 Hind gunship provides an interesting view of a lofted rocket volley against Russian positions.


The launching of unguided rockets in a lofted manner fills a similar role as Grad MLRS systems, and the technique is used to keep aircraft out of air defense missile range. The pilot calculates the angle of the nose at the time of launch based on the distance and direction to the target. The rockets are probably even less accurate than Grads and carry less payload, but they are able to engage area targets and deny terrain to enemy forces.


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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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A video camera mounted underneath the tail of a Ukrainian Mi-24/Mi-35 Hind gunship provides an interesting view of a lofted rocket volley against Russian positions.


The launching of unguided rockets in a lofted manner fills a similar role as Grad MLRS systems, and the technique is used to keep aircraft out of air defense missile range. The pilot calculates the angle of the nose at the time of launch based on the distance and direction to the target. The rockets are probably even less accurate than Grads and carry less payload, but they are able to engage area targets and deny terrain to enemy forces.


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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