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Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989

Discussion in 'Afghanistan' started by hueandsaigon, May 26, 2015.


  1. hueandsaigon Spain

    hueandsaigon Corporal MI.Net Member

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    Hey guys this is a new thread to talk about the Soviet war in Afghanistan.
     
  2. hueandsaigon Spain

    hueandsaigon Corporal MI.Net Member

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    hueandsaigon Corporal MI.Net Member

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    formation of T 62

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  4. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Good thread Hueandsaigon

    images originally posted in main gallery by MI.Net member 'Zofo'


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    In Afghanistan the basic 5-mile-range Stinger missile downed over 270 Soviet aircraft (a 79% combat success rate), and helped to stop air assault operations and force Soviet withdrawal.

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    Kabul 1979

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    Shot down by stinger missile
     
  5. hueandsaigon Spain

    hueandsaigon Corporal MI.Net Member

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    Well I don't agree with you Bombardier

    I read a few papers about the thema and the conclusion was that in the early beging they were a massive thread but then all soviet planes including rotatory wing started to include flares and chaff dispensers. As the training was very poor in most cases they didn´t get very high rates. Also because they use a mixture of stingers, Redeye and SA-7 grail missiles. The last two were not vey accurate compared with the Stingers. And also soviets knew how to avoid it.


    [video=youtube;wobG_68P_LE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wobG_68P_LE[/video]
     
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    hueandsaigon Corporal MI.Net Member

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    vety good documental

    [video=youtube;fZI1AIggBl0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZI1AIggBl0[/video]
     
  7. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Yes they were not my comments as such, that was the description given with the image.
    I agree that with the use of countermeasures the risk from AA missiles would have reduced but perhaps still a significant threat.
    perhaps somebody with more knowledge than me could give us an insight into the threat and its result on Soviet operations
     
  8. hueandsaigon Spain

    hueandsaigon Corporal MI.Net Member

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    Well in this case for example I've got here a better examlpe, with a more or less HQ video. It's in syria but the technology is more or less the same because they fire an Igla against a Mi 8 Hip. I think that in this case the helicopter deployed flares just before it was hit because I don't see any pieces flying away or fire in the turbine. These systems are not very accurate

     
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  9. diman Russian Federation

    diman Sergeant Major MI.Net Member

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    GRU operation to seize samples of FIM-92 Stinger
    1986
    (Hunt stinger)


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  10. saiga

    saiga Content Mod Staff Member Mi.Net Supporter Content Mod

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    saiga Content Mod Staff Member Mi.Net Supporter Content Mod

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    Warning: graphic

     
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    diman Sergeant Major MI.Net Member

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    I don't recognize you!!! your account was cracked?
    Same RT channel of promotion of Putin!!! How it is possible to trust it to reportings???
    :):):)
     
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    saiga Content Mod Staff Member Mi.Net Supporter Content Mod

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    Idk. Got drunk last night and had an epiphany, I guess.
     

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