Today, a Ukrainian paratrooper shot down a Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter by Igla man-portable air defense system.
“Our crew came on combat duty. At about 08:00, three enemy Ka-52s appeared in the sky from the enemy’s side. As the helicopters approached, I aimed my Igla MANPADS at the target and launched a missile. It hit a rotor. Thick black smoke rose from the struck Alligator,” said a serviceman of the 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine posted on Facebook.
As Ukrinform reported, on June 24, Russian Su-25 assault plane was downed by Igla.